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Traveling Librarian visits France

Posted by boston.com  February 19, 2014 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by the Peabody Institute Library: 

The Traveling Librarian Visits France Wednesday, March 12 at  7:00pm. The Dordogne is a particularly beautiful part of southwestern France, named for the river that meanders westward through it to the Atlantic Ocean. It’s known for its many châteaux, brooding over bends in the river, and charming medieval and renaissance towns like Bergerac, Cahors, and Sarlat, and the dramatic pilgrimage site of Rocamadour. 

The area is also full of caves with prehistoric artwork, such as the famous one at Lascaux, that remind you just how long human beings have lived in this lush and productive region. Its proximity to the important wine-growing areas of Bordeaux contribute to the locals’ love of fine cuisine, which in this part of France makes good use of duck, truffles, foie gras, walnuts, freshwater fish, and local cheeses.

Join Beebe Library of Wakefield reference librarian Jeff Klapes, the “Traveling Librarian,” for a travel lecture focusing on photographs of the Dordogne region of southwestern France and a discussion of the geography and culture of that area.

Register at danverslibrary.org or 978-774-0554.

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