Riberac and Etang La Jemaye

August 19th 2017

Today we visited Riberac a pretty little town well favoured by the English many of whom live around the area. Normally we go to Vide Greniers which are similar to car boot sales but today we went to a Brocante which is more akin to an Antiques Fair with prices to match. No money left my pocket and Michelle found the cheapest item going for 50 centimes.

Following that we went to Etang La Jemaye, the French are very good at turning dams, lakes etc into leisure facilities many are owned by the local commune. This we have visited before but the last time was 8 years ago for our eldest daughters 21st birthday, she is 29 today!

There is no charge for entry or parking, the beaches are immaculate, with life guard in attendance, there are cafes and a restaurant, a shop and information centre. There are loads of picnic tables which being lunchtime were fully occupied by the locals who picnic in style with table clothes wine etc.

If you wish you can get well away from the tourist part and walk to areas for fishing and wildlife observing, we saw lots of beautiful butterflies.

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