Valley of the Dordogne is Heavily wounded

Valley of the Dordogne is Heavily wounded .

Valley of the Dordogne is Heavily wounded

Valley of the Dordogne is Heavily wounded -Photo by Pierre van Dijk. 2018

The “Beynac” painting, made after 1900 by the French painter “Gustave Loiseau”, clearly shows that there is no road ahead of Beynac, this road was later loaded than the construction of the track that was built in 1882 which runs through the Dordogne valley. opposite Beynac, and was intended to better connect Sarlat with other major cities such as Bordeaux. and prosperity in the area.

Valley of the Dordogne is Heavily wounded

The “Beynac” painting, made after 1900 by the French painter “Gustave Loiseau”,

With the arrival of the car, a road has finally been built that runs past Beynac, as is currently the case, which brought Beynac prosperity over time. With the rise of tourism, this passage was quickly outdated, plans to broaden this road have not been implemented over time. With today’s technology is and should not be a problem, and affordable

Not the Citizens but the Politics prefers a solution; Which is now definitely outdated and has been on its shelves for 30 years, but has been successfully stopped all that time. by the people and agencies. Solution / Plan; ; consists of a new road with 2 bridges and a tunnel in the Dordogne Valley. Cost; are 32 Million.

By still opting for this solution, despite the opposition of the population, science and the knowledge of today, this valley will suffer permanent damage, and at all levels, irreparable damage.

Remember that 90% of the valley’s inhabitants have also found this for 30 years, and are against the implementation. There is no local political support.


200,500 – Number of people who signed the first petition. ( Documenten sins 1985 )

And then all foreign houses owners who settled here because of the beautiful nature and have made an undisputed, economic contribution and provide both maintenance and the living environment of this valley. Are they happy with this political choice.?

Busiest weeks measured; 7,000 – 9,300 vehicles during the holiday period. And traffic jams you encounter everywhere and not only in popular holiday places, nothing special and for as yet unsolvable.

comments; Economy; Obtained results from the past are no guarantee for the future.

Nature – Culture; Protection and conservation of Nature and Culture is necessary on all fronts for our offspring.

Painting by “Gustave Loiseau”:

Loiseau was born in a butcher’s family and received training as a decorator. After the death of his grandmother in 1887, he received an inheritance that enabled him to focus on painting. He went to the École des Beaux Arts and later studied with landscape painter Fernand Quigon (1854-1941). In 1890 he joined the School of Pont-Aven in Brittany, where he became friends with Paul Gauguin and Émile Bernard. After initially experimenting with pointillism, he switched to a post-impressionist style. He painted mainly landscapes and plein air and Breton village views. In 1893 he exhibited for the first time in the Paris salon and in 1895 in the Salon de la Société Nationale. He also exhibited works at the major impressionist exhibitions in Paris. In 1901 he had a large solo exhibition with Durand-Ruel.

After the turn of the century Loiseau often traveled through Normandy (Dieppe), the Dordogne and along the Seine to paint there, especially landscapes, genres, harbor views and coastal landscapes, with much attention to seasonal influences. He hardly made portraits. He also often worked in Pontoise, where he became friends with the well-known doctor and art collector Paul Gachet. With the general public, however, he made a name for himself with his faces on Paris, although they make up only a small part of his great oeuvre.

In 1927 Loiseau settled in Anjou, later he returned to Paris, where he died in 1935, 70 years old.

Kind regards Pierre


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