Virginia Woolf visits Montaigne’s Tower

On holiday in France in 1931, Virginia Woolf and her husband Leonard experienced the worst April weather for 50 years.  Crossing at night on the car ferry from Newhaven to Dieppe on 16 April they would return on 30 April.  In her diary, Woolf describes spinning along the wet roads, breaking…

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Paul Broca’s Birthplace

Walking in the footsteps of Paul Broca. Cross the bridge over the Dordogne from Port-Sainte-Foy-et-Ponchapt to the Girondine bastide of Sainte-Foy-la-Grande and you see the brass plaque of the orthophoniste.  We wonder if they are located in this town because they remember that Sainte-Foy was the home of one of the…


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