LA COQUILLE – SORGES

 

 

Since Châlus, I was in the region of Périgord, a district divided into four areas, each identified with the four colors white, black, red and green. The part I was walking through was the Périgord verd (green) because of its abundant vegetation.

For lunch I stopped in Thivier. Jean-Paul-Sartre lived in this town until he was six years old. He had only bad memories about this place. He described his experience in his book “Les Mots” (the words).

 

 

 

Thivier seen from the place I had lunch

Thivier seen from the place I had lunch

 

In Thivier, I had to make a decision – either choose the shorter route to Sorges on the Road Napoleon, a straight road Napoleon ordered to be built for the military, or walk the traditional route, which is longer and nicer. I decided to walk the traditional way. Although I was exhausted at the end of the day – having walked 21 miles – I did not regret it.

 

 

Quiet forest roads

Quiet forest roads

 

 

Meadows with poppies

Meadows with poppies

 

 

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When I arrived at the refuge in Sorges, Eddy and Rohan were already there. They took the Route Napoleon. Anna-Marie, a volunteer from Paris, managed the refuge. She cooked a delicious meal for us. The Andalusian Paella was especially delicious.

 

 

Anna-Marie in the kitchen of the refuge With Rohan and Eddy

Anna-Marie in the kitchen of the refuge With Rohan and Eddy

 

 

Andalusian Paella, a rice dish

Andalusian Paella, a rice dish

 

The church was also a special treat. Modern light installations and excellent renovation techniques made it to a very special place.

 

 

 Church of Sorges

Church of Sorges

 

 

Interior of the church in Sorges

Interior of the church in Sorges