The shacks of “Le Périgord noir”

2017-2019, Vallée de la Vézère, Dordogne, France. The sheperd’s huts or shacks can be found all over the black Périgord, they have different names (for example, “borie”) but, most correctly, they are named “les cabanes en pierres sèches”. These shacks are traditionally built with their typical roofs made of stone only (called “lauzes)”. Below : Saint-Amand-de-Coly, Saint-Crépin-et-Carlucet, Sireuil, Sergeac…

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The animal world of Lascaux II

2019, Sep 29. The latest arrival at the animal park “Le Thot” are the wolves, a pack consisting of two females and one male. Two of them got bitten in their ears by the wolves of their former pack. The male and one female are Beta wolves, one of them is on the way to become the Alpha wolf…

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The animal world of Lascaux – Le bestiaire de Lascaux

2019, Sep 29. What better to do than go for a walk on a peaceful day? Our path starts at “Le Thot”, an annex of the famous Lascaux site, where some prehistoric species roam the park next to more recent ones. The animal world of Lascaux (17000 BP) is alive and awesome…

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Spring in times of corona

April 11, 2020. Due to the restrictions, the nearby woods are emptied from the usual crowds of visitors and tourists… The splendour of the Hallerbos in spring is something we did not appreciate truly before, but discover now.

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Explore nature nearby…

Halle, March 29 – April 4, 2020. Walk, discover and explore the world in your closest neighbourhood is today’s message and motto. Some pretty pictures of these close-by experiences during the past week…

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Follow the river…

Vallée de la Vézère, Dordogne, France. Dec. 2015-2019. Follow the river as closely as possible as it may lead to ancient villages, medieval sites, and of course natural wonders…

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In the Land of Oc

Vallée de la Vézère, Dordogne, France, Dec 2018. Misty landscapes above and in the valleys add to the quiet charm of the winter…

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“Le Coly”

Jan 03, 2020. Coly, Dordogne, France. Mysteriously flowing through the rocky landscape, out of sight and under the trees, the waters of the river are streaming forcefully again, after the heavy rainfalls of the young winter.

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