Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Noël in Bergerac


There was an ethereal quality to the view surveyed by the statue of Cyrano de Bergerac as he peered down into the 'old' town through the swirling mist drifting from the river Dordogne this evening.




The little covered market was putting together the final touches to the orders for tomorrow nights Christmas eve dinner - the  réveillon - or 'wake up' feast traditionally served late in the evening and frequently after mid night mass.


Oysters


Little  'hampers' of cheese.


But everywhere seems calm and peaceful. There's no mad last minute rush.








Merry Christmas!

16 comments:

  1. It is such a lovely city, particularly all dressed up for the holidays. Merry Christmas and happy new year!

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    1. I like the 'old' part of town. I think Bergerac sometimes gets overlooked as people make their way from the airport to other parts of the Dordogne.

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  2. Thank you so much for posting Christmas scenes from your town. I look forward each year to seeing how beautifully decorated (but so simply) everything is. Merry Christmas to you and yours. From the USA.

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    1. Cheers (whoever you are). The mist added a quality to the whole evening.

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  3. So beautiful & peaceful!

    Merry Christmas to you and have a wonderful 2015.

    FlowerLady

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    1. Thanks. This corner of France escapes the last minute mayhem that Christmas can bring.

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  4. Absolutely beautiful! Have a very merry Christmas!

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  5. Oh those scenes look so atmospheric Rob. Wishing you and Karen a most Happy Christmas!

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  6. I wish you a Merry Christmas.

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    1. Thankyou Poirot. A Merry Christmas to you too (belatedly)

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  7. Such magical photos Rob. I hope you and your family had a beautiful Christmas and New Year.

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