Les Eyzies beautiful medieval villages on a hill in France - stone houses, narrow lanes and roses



Human hands, paint covered, tracing elaborate lines in the dark places of the land - undulating swirls of bison and elk.

The tap-tap-tapping as one stone was shaped by another into a sharp point.

The outcrops and hillside growths of stone villages, slowly rising from the cliffs from whence they came - moulded into pockets of air, the dwellings of men.

   The creeping of vines. 

      The chanting of monks, echoing in the walls.

The reflected sun, from the chalky white ground to the grapes up above. The grapes themselves ripening beautifully, as if they had nothing else to do in the world.

The swish and chuckle of a river, and a brief flash of a silver fish - a shadow on the river rocks below.

   Lightning storms.


Village festivals, celebrations, markets and days of joy.

And maybe they would talk of us - of me and you, and that moment of total bliss under a hail of fireworks. 

Les Eyzies de Tayac, looking out from the stone wall to the rooftops of the Dordogne village
Rose bush on a stone wall, Dordogne, France.
Les Eyzies bed and breakfast in an old monastery - blue and white French decor.
Tiny window and flower box on a stone wall, Dordogne houses.
Stone church on a hill in the Dordogne
Prehistoric stone carvings of cattle in Les Eyzies de Tayac, France.
Oil painting by an artist in the Dordogne - of a girl and fields of flowers
Les Eyzies de Tayac in the Dordogne region of France - rooftops and ivy.
Blue doorway in a stone wall, Les Eyzies de Tayac, France.
Purple grapes in the Dordogne and blue sky.
French garlic at the market of Les Eyzies de Tayac
Grape vines and roses and stone walls in the Dordogne.
Fancy French food - salmon and strawberries in spring.
Sunflower fields and chateaus in the Dordogne
Fireworks in Les Eyzies de Tayac
White fireworks burst - France.
Blue and gold fireworks burst, Les Eyzies de Tayac, France.