Photo Friday: Beauti(ful) and the Beast

On our way to our zip-line excursion featured in yesterday’s blog post, we passed through a little town called Beaumont du Perigord. This 13th century village had their town festival the day before and we had the pleasure of driving through streets when they were empty with the decorations still in place.

The French do many things very well and one of them is decorate! They lined the tops of the streets and squares with colorful streamers — it was pure magic. I’ve never seen anything like it.

What I didn’t mention in the zip-line post is that there were unexpected river dwellers in the area. When we first saw the animals in the river, the kids yelled “look, beavers!” … after closer inspection we noticed that the animals were in fact not beavers given their long and skinny tails. These little beasts looked liked rats and when I asked someone to clarify, the answer was something like “rat de l’eau.” Nice. No playing in that river allowed.

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Relevant Links:

Zip-Line Adventure in France

Excellent Experience with VRBO Rental (France)

Photo Friday: Endless Sunflowers in France

Ciao Bambino recommended places to stay in France


  1. Ekkk… That’s a RAT? Ok. The town sure looks beautiful but if a rat that size lives there, I will have to bail. It’s one of my weakness. 🙂

  2. I wonder if these little beasts are like the Nutria found in Louisiana. They look just like them! People actually eat them in Louisiana!

  3. I agree with Jen…being a Cajun Louisiana girl I’d say that creature looks like a nutria…did you get to see if it had orange teeth? 🙂

    And what a beautiful little town! Sounds like a fabulous trip.

  4. The French do know how to do things with style and taste. Nice images of the town it looks adorable including the river otter I think.

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