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    by wandeljp Written May 28, 2007

    The site naturally defended by the deep throats of the Creuse river and Gargilesse river lent itself to the fortification. This is the castle that was at the origin of Gargilesse as early as the Xe century. Lords of Gargilesse, the Naillac build the castle and the chapel (end XIIth cent).The site naturally defended by the deep throats of the Hollow one and Gargilesse lent itself to the fortification. This is the castle that was at the origin of Gargilesse as early as the Xe century.
    This is the beginning of a very long story: the oldest part is the entry of the Castle that dates back to the 12nd one. Today this is an art gallery. The castle is visited from April till September.

    Le site naturellement défendu par les gorges profondes de la Creuse et de la Gargilesse se prêtait à la fortification. C'est le château qui fut à l'origine de Gargilesse dès le Xe siècle. Seigneurs de Gargilesse, les Naillac bâtirent le château et la chapelle ( fin XIIe )

    C'est le début d'une très longue histoire: la partie la plus ancienne est l'entrée actuelle du Château qui date du 12ème . Aujourd'hui c'est une galerie d'art. Le château ne se visite que d'avril à septembre .

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    Gargilesse : The artists

    You can discover while strolling in the streets many workshops of artists. The hotel of the artists is a good departure base.

    You will have, maybe as us, the luck of there to meet Jean Claeys: This origin Belgian is installed since 1981 in the region.

    But there are some of others.

    The welcome of the artists to Gargilesse are a long tradition that Georges Sand did nothing but to amplify while inviting for example Chopin and others...

    Vous pouvez découvrir en flânant dans les rues de nombreux ateliers d'artistes.
    L'hôtel des artistes est une bonne base de départ.

    Vous aurez peut-être, comme nous, la chance d'y rencontrer Jean Claeys: Ce Belge d'origine est installé depuis 1981 dans la région.

    Mais il y en a d'autres. L'accueil des artistes à Gargilesse est une longue tradition que Georges Sand n'a fait qu'amplifier en invitant par exemple Chopin et d'autres...

    Gargilesse: Sculture from Jean Claeys. Jean Claeys (with the beard) On the wall of the Hotel des Artistes.
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    Gargillesse : The Georges Sand house .

    Small country house having used refuge to George Sand from 1858.

    In 1958, on the counsels of the granddaughter of the writer, one tried to restore in state d' origin. She shelters currently the family collections, documents and personal objects of George and Maurice Sand.

    Petite maison paysanne ayant servi de refuge à George Sand à partir de 1858.

    En 1958, sur les conseils de la petite-fille de l'écrivain, on a essayé de la réaménager en état d'origine.Elle abrite actuellement les collections de famille, documents et objets personnels de George et Maurice Sand.

    Gargillesse : The Georges Sand house  . Gargillesse : The Georges Sand statue  .
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Gargilesse-Dampierre Restaurants

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    by thinking Updated May 14, 2009

    The food was average but the lunch price was cheap.

    Favorite Dish: I only had their plate of the day here for 8 euros.
    I can tell you it was ok, just average.
    Nothing special at all.

    The room was dark and very unfriendly.
    I would not return.

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    by wandeljp Updated May 28, 2007

    We had an excellent evening meal there. Quickly served but with care, the dishes were succulent and the wine of the "patron" of very good quality.

    Nous avons eu un excellent repas ce soir là. Rapidement servi mais avec soin, les plats étaient succulents et le vin du patron de très bonne qualité.

    Favorite Dish: I loved it Feuilletté de Chèvre chauds suited to the countries honey (a back cake with warm cheese of goats in it ) . My friends appreciated the others dishes: fish or meats.

    J'ai adoré le feuilleté de fromage de chèvre chauds accommodé au miel de pays. Mes amis ont appréciés les autres plats: poissons ou viandes.

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