Discovering and photographing the unknown beauty of Europe
On 3 August, after a lazy day, we decided it was time to do some sightseeing. According to Henrik, The Viking’s cousin, there was a lot to see in the region of the Dordogne. Pretty villages with lots of flowers, medieval cities, prehistoric caves, breathtaking landscapes. The Viking and I started salivating.
What Henrik didn’t mention was the fact that this is also a very touristic area. Maybe he didn’t mention it, because he doesn’t care about tourists or maybe he has been in this part of France so often, that he hardly notices them. I can understand him. I have been living in Brussels for 7 years now and I hardly notice tourists either.
Anyway, we soon discovered that we were not the only ones exploring the region of the Dordogne. We arrived in the gorgeous city of Périgueux around 11am and it was absolutely packed. It took us about half an hour or so to find a parking spot. But I have to admit: it was worth it.
The history of Perigueux goes back to about 200 BC. There are still remnants of an amphitheatre and a temple in the city. Most people however come to visit the cathedral which was built in the 12th century. This is how it looks at the outside.