Just down the road from Bergerac is the quaint medieval village of Issigeac. It seems to be a haven for English ex-pats and second homes from across the channel. The architecture is ‘very English’ although I was assured that the lines of the buildings do differ slightly from the Tudor houses in places like Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Issegerac town square


Perhaps the clear blue sky denotes that is ins not England, but the architecture could be in the Cotswolds or in Kent.


Many houses traverse the narrow streets and lanes


Cheek by jowl


However, we knew that we were still in France, when we found this delightful family owned restaurant


It wasn’t long before the kettle picture with Complet (full) was placed outside. All of 18 people for lunch!


Oh! Did we mention that this area is the foie gras capital of the world. Ducks and geese everywhere plus the famous Charolais cattle. Steaks were around the corner.


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