April 17th 2018
We often drive through Saint Aulaye on the way to one of our favourite places, Aubeterre sur Dronne, today we decided to go to Saint Aulaye itself and have a walk around.
Saint Aulaye is a small bastide town in the north of the Dordogne region and was built in 1288 by Pierre de Bremond. It has a 11th century Romanesque church and 13th century Renaissance chateau which is now the town hall.
Below the town runs the River Dronne and a beach area has been created here with a picnic area, bar and restaurant and during the summer months is a popular family spot with safe bathing in the river. On the opposite side of the road is the municipal outdoor swimming pool, water slides and an aerial walkway through the trees.
Whilst in the area we visited a traditional garden centre, ie one that only sells only plants, we have been there before and it sells good quality trees, shrubs and flowers, we bought two new shrubs for our garden.