I may be from San Francisco but my heart was left in the Dordogne long ago, back when I started writing my book about one of my favorite regions of France. One of the many reasons why is this wonderful annual celebration called Felibrée.
Since 1903, on the first Sunday of July, the Félibrée is celebrated in a chosen town of the Périgord. The town spends a good part of the year in preparation for the festival, which includes making these gorgeous handmade flowers that dangle above the streets and squares.
The festival itself is marked by poetry, dance, singing, musical performances by troubadours singing the same songs they did in the courts of Europe.