In Bergerac with Cyrano

LOCATION: Housesitting outside of Bergerac, in SW France

WEATHER: Sunny and hot. High 80

Who said the French are snooty? We started the day with a delightful motel desk man who was overseeing the breakfast. It was certainly not like an American motel one. The breakfast bar included some gourmet cheeses and of course croissants and baguettes.

He helped us with breakfast then called a cab for us to get to the rental car office at the airport. Again, the people couldn’t have been nicer. They didn’t charge us for yesterday, even though they had not received my message that we weren’t arriving in time to pick up a car. We extended a day, and they simply moved the start and end date. Then, they said that the car we had originally ordered was already given out yesterday, so they upgraded us to a brand new, bigger car (5 miles on the odometer). They even apologized! George likes this Fiat just fine….

We walked around the town of Bergerac. It is the home of wonderful local wines and foie gras. I think we will like it here!!!

We walked around the old town admiring the lovely old architecture.

Bergerac is situated on the Dordogne River.

Of course, we had to track down one of the statues of Cyrano de Bergerac. Notice his famous long nose…

Our housesitting assignment is in a small village between Bordeaux and Bergerac, right on the Dordogne River.

We chatted with the housesitters and got oriented to our assignment. We will be caring for 3 indoor/outdoor cats as well as keeping the swimming pool clean and watering the plants.

DINNER: The homeowner made a delicious dinner of chicken cordon blue and roasted vegetables.

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