For the next two-days the greatest fair in this part of France will showcase a wide range of animals and birds (big and small) from beef on the hoof that arrives in farmers trailers and leaves in abattoir trucks to flocks of day-old chicks clicking a chirping in their boxes.
If you want a part for your tractor, a ride on a carousel or a hand-made Boudin noir then somewhere in this wooded field that stretches out like a small town you will find it. The range of produce is stunning and it is a wonderful sight.
The Foire La Latière is set in the middle of La forêt de la Double outside the town of St Aulaye in the Dordogne. It is about 15-minutes from Bon Abri Gites.
Last night we helped our colleagues from Asso3D pitch their tent (gazebo in reality) ready to showcase the dangers of allowing giant wind-turbines into this wonderful part of France.
In delightful French fashion the ‘topping out ceremony’ was celebrated with déjeuner sur l’herbe.
Fortunately, as the sun had set and the night was turning chilly, the ladies kept their clothes on. The food and wine did not include sardines. Even a frozen fish could not be hammered into the ground. Sardine is the French word for a tent-peg.
La Foire La Latière is well worth a visit; if you are there then come and meet our colleagues.