This is a wonderful place to have something to eat or a cool drink to enjoy because this table overlooks the Dordogne River while being cover from the hot sun with thousands of wisteria blossoms hanging from above. • Villa Mont Joie • vrbo.com/148294
I love this place with all my heart. It a place where the locals are kind, the food is delicious and the views are spectacular. This is a heart shaped rock that was laid into one of the cobble stone streets of Beynac.
I really like this floor. It’s in the residence area of Beynac Castle. The style is called Pisé and what makes this floor unique is that the stones are not laid horizontally but are laid into the floor vertically. This is done because the stone will be stronger and in doing so the floor will last longer. This style is a very rare find.
The Sunday market in St Cyprien is a view to behold. This market is full of locally grown food. Whether you buy fresh grown fruits and vegetables, cheese made from generations of family perfected traditions, walnut oil from local trees or a whole chicken slowly roasted with potatoes that are covered in herbs and drippings. There are tons of choices to take home or for a a Sunday afternoon picnic. There is something for everyone.
This is the village of St Cyprien in France. This footage was taken after a local festival in 2018. The village handmade 400,000 flowers to decorate 7k of of the village streets. This is just part of what they did.
Photo by C.S.
This was an Occitan festival called a félibrée. Every summer for 99 years this festival has been held in the Dordogne. This year the village of St Cyprien was chosen to host. The people of St Cyprien and the surrounding area came together to create 400,000 handmade flowers from paper and plastic that where then used to decorate 7kms of the village’s streets. The festival included music, singing, traditional dancing, delicious food, and a parade. The festival runs 4 days usually sometime between the middle of June and the first week of July.
Les Falaises, 8x8 oil on canvas. These beautiful cliffs were directly across our view from the terrace of our lodging in Beynac. I also spied them making a cameo appearance in the background of the movie, Ever After ✨ this piece will be available this month in a group sale held by the artists from our France trip.
The earliest written record of Beynac Castel goes back to 1115. The record states that Maynard de Beynac made a gift to the sisters at Fontevrault Abby. It’s an impressive fortress along with the village’s church to its side.
Who said the French can’t make a delicious hamburger? The restaurant Maleville located in Beynac, has a wonderful menu which serves an amazing array of local delicacies but for those that are craving a good burger this is the only place to go!
Here is a throw back to the past. It was 2007 in this photo when the Tour de France came through Beynac. There was a parade for several hours. Sponsors from all around the globe were there to advertise and throw items to the crowds of people lining the streets. When the cyclists came through the village they were gone in a flash.
Mont Joie was build over 400 years ago by one of the barons of Beynac Castle. He built it for the son of his mistress. Inside Mont Joie on the massive fireplace you can see remnants of a royal crest. The crest was damaged most likely during the French Revolution.
The beautiful village of Beynac is located in the south west of France. The castle dates back to the early 1100’s and is a sight to behold. The village has everything an inquisitive traveler seeks, history, architecture, art and natural beauty.