A now retired horticulturist but nonetheless still very active "gardener of memories",
Norbert Marty reveals to us the very best of his investigation into the history
of Le Bugue, the pearl of the Périgord Noir. He begins by explaining to us what,
according to him, is the real etymology of the famous "AL BUGA".
Fabi Lormeau’s world of figures and forms
Schooled in the grand Rodin tradition – in particular by artist Pétrus in his studio
in Paris – Fabi Lormeau was introduced to drawing, modelling in clay and stone carving
from living models. She is now 35 years of age and is displaying a whole series
of Venuses in prehistoric Périgord - some no bigger than a hand, others the size
of a human being – and, so doing, she has joined in the dance of the most minimalist
of symbolic figures created by those very first artists of the Palaeolithic Age.
The Alsatians’ exodus to the Périgord in 1939
There are few of them left to recall what happened in the Périgord in 1939 at the
start of World War II. Forced to flee from their homeland, thousands of Alsatians
arrived here with nothing more than a suitcase, seeking safety far from the combat
zone. Paulette Bousquet was just 4 years old at the time and she saw them arriving
in her little village of La Vergnolle in the commune of Campagne. She tells us how
kind and compassionate the Périgordin country folk and the Alsatian refugees proved
Gabrielle Loste and the Cro-Magnon Lion
Gabrielle Bets, née Loste, aged 92, is a real character and still
young at heart. She was born in Le Bugue in 1914 and she tells us of the time she
worked at the Château de Saint-Cirq and at the Cro-Magnon Hotel.