St Amand de Coly

Discover the quaint village of Saint-Amand-de-Coly in drawings

Catherine Gout is an illustrator and has been a resident of the Dordogne for a little while now. She can never resist sketching the region she now calls home, and here, she’ll take you on a trip around Saint-Amand-de-Coly, known as one of the most picturesque villages in France. There’s plenty to see.

Saint-Amand-de-Coly is a little village known for its typical Dordogne architecture. In addition to its amazing flagstone rooftops, visitors will remember the special light on its steps.

Discover the quaint village of Saint-Amand-de-Coly in drawings

The village also owes its fame to its impressive church. Inside, its high walls and unique paving are testament to the quality of the stone.

A stone’s throw away, I like to take in the lively summer activity in the village square, where visitors sit and enjoy the sun.

Discover the quaint village of Saint-Amand-de-Coly in drawings
Discover the quaint village of Saint-Amand-de-Coly in drawings

The best way to explore the Dordogne is to get lost in it. I’ve often just walked by La Chapelle-Aubareil, which neighbours Saint-Amand-de-Coly. Until the day I stopped to draw its tower...

Discover the quaint village of Saint-Amand-de-Coly in drawings

On your travels, an interesting name spotted on a sign sometimes brings a flash of inspiration. In Saint-Crépin-et-Carlucet, I never get bored of seeing Lacypierre manor.

Discover the quaint village of Saint-Amand-de-Coly in drawings

Subjects for sketches are everywhere, some can even be found hiding behind a tree...

An important feature of local life is the village truck. Everyone in the village knows about it. It’s kind of the village’s mascot.

Discover the quaint village of Saint-Amand-de-Coly in drawings
Discover the quaint village of Saint-Amand-de-Coly in drawings

At the other end of the street, you can make out the entire tower. A great place to end your day.

Whether I stay at home or go for a wander, the Dordogne always has new places to explore.

Discover the quaint village of Saint-Amand-de-Coly in drawings

Whether I stay at home or go for a wander, the Dordogne always has new places to explore.

Getting to Saint-Amand-de-Coly 

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