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Saint Cirq Lapopie France

September 14, 1986
Our magical adventure stems from a column Jerry Hulse wrote several years ago. He suggested that readers contact Claudia de Guere in a small village called St. Cirq Lapopie in the Dordogne section of France, to stay in her charming guest cottage and to enjoy her exquisite tour, Six Days in Quercy. The fee is $750 and is all-inclusive. Her private and airy guest cottage about 30 yards from her home offers rustic country elegance. No pine cabin, this. It comes equipped with all the modern conveniences.
September 2, 2012 | By Kim Willsher, Los Angeles Times
SAINT-CIRQ LAPOPIE, France - The valley of the Lot River as it wends its way through southwestern France is known for its exceptional natural beauty, picturesque villages and historic chateaux. Saint-Cirq Lapopie, however, stands out in every sense of the term. Rising majestically from atop an almost sheer rock bluff, more than 300 feet above the river, the medieval settlement has a commanding view for miles in every direction. It also stands out in the hearts of the French, who, despite a very wide choice of picture-postcard sites, voted Saint-Cirq Lapopie their favorite village in a nationwide television poll in May. Having seen off marauding armies and rival fiefs for hundreds of years, Saint-Cirq Lapopie today faces an invasion of a different kind: tourists, drawn by a newfound celebrity that could prove as much of a double-edged sword as those wielded by ancient assailants.
March 14, 2010 | By Christopher Reynolds
I can still see that Oregon lighthouse clearly. The cabin by the lightning field in New Mexico too. And the mystical Mexican hideaway. Since I started writing about travel for the Los Angeles Times near the end of the last century, I've slept in close to 500 hotels and bed-and-breakfasts, not counting rental houses and cruise-ship cabins, campsites and airport seating areas. Most of these places have faded and merged in memory, but some stay with you. For instance, the Hotel Latvija in Riga, Latvia.
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