Thursday, May 7, 2009
Day 19 - Le Buisson de Cadouin is where the Duckhouse is located
If I didn't make it clear, the Duckhouse title for our little gite (holiday house), derives from the fact that the building did serve as a duck raising house/shed before its conversion into this modern cottage. All appliances and kitchen and furniture is brand new and we were the very first guests the hosts have ever had here. All the stuff comes from IKEA an hour away in Bergeron. By the way, there is a town called Bergerac not far from here - remmember Cyrano de Bergerac, uh uh? with the long nose and unrequited love?
Le Buisson de Cadouin is situated at the crossroads of the departement’s main towns, the historical and tourist sites of the ‘Périgord Pourpre’ and the ‘Périgord Noir’ and of‘Bastide Country’. The town itself has developed around the train station and its railway network linking Bordeaux and Sarlat, Paris and Agen.
Le Buisson de Cadouin is also a cultural centre with a forward-looking, active library and an arts cinema. It is twinned with St Marcelline in Quebec.