By the point we arrived in Issigeac, we’d come to realise (and happily accept) that France’s Dordogne valley is filled with some of the most pictures villages, cities and towns in all the land.
We’re talking about places that look like you’re stepping into a French fairytale and is the idea of France that we all dream about but never really get to see when we venture to all the big French cities.
Life moves at a slow pace here, neighbours know each other and take the time to say hello and stop for a chat. Such a far cry from London where a nod and a wry smile might be all you’d get from a neighbour you’ve lived next to for several years (generally, the more central you are in London, the more likely that this is the case).
We stepping into Issigeac in the afternoon, the sun was no longer scorching hot and was just the perfect temperature to go a-wandering through the villages many quaint streets.
You’d struggle to find many other tourists here, except perhaps on a Sunday morning when the market is on, and it’s once again one of those perfect little French villages to spend an afternoon relaxing in.
Anyway, rather than go on and on about it, let me take you on a little walk through Issigeac…
Sooo what do you think? It’s such a charming place, isn’ it?