August 20th 2017
We are on the move again.
Our first stop today was Nontron which is situated in the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural Park in the north of the Dordogne. The town has existed for around 1100 years and although being a fortified town on top of a hill it has been invaded and occupied many times during its existence. It is well known for its manufacture of cutelery, similar to Lagouile, again expensive and high end quality. Every summer it has a festival to celebrate the cutlery tradition.
After leaving Nontron we drove a further 10 miles north to an aire near St Mathieu, it is situated by the side of a lake with a cafe. After parking up we went for a 2.5km walk around the lake and later after our evening meal another walk in the pleasant evening sunshine. This aire is free so all we have spent today is 4 euros 75 centimes on cake!