Welcome to Champ de Maradène. I’ve built this web site primarily to host and share our photographs with family and friends. It’s also an invaluable aide-mémoire for us as we experience ever more ‘senior moments’ when trying to answer questions such as “Do you remember when…”, “Where were we when…”, “What year did….” and so on.
You’ll also find a map of our local area, pinpointing our house in case you get lost driving here, plus a local weather report.
On the Walks page there is a link to Openrunner, the route planning and sharing web site we use to host most of our walks, and more recently, our cycle rides. I am also a member of the Openrunner team, contributing English translations. You can print routes and/or download the gpx files for a handheld GPS/mobile phone app if you fancy doing some walking/cycling in the area – or indeed elsewhere.
Some of the other links in the right-hand column of this page are to simple websites I have created for friends. Looking for a B&B or a gîte in the Dordogne? then you might like to consider Les Jonquilles, an attractive modern stone house set in a quiet, rural location yet only 15 minutes walk on way-marked footpaths from the town of Domme, one of the most beautiful villages of the Dordogne. It’s run by our friends, Pam & Glyn.
CazalRando is our local walking club and I am its webmaster. On the site you can read about our activities (past and future), a calendar of walks for the current period, maps and downloadable GPS files of our walks, and photos from our members. L’Ensemble Vocal Divona is a local choir that some of our friends belong to.
Last but not least, Intellect is an independent academic publisher I helped to set up in the mid 1980s, and I’m very proud to be its managing director.
If you would like to see anything else included on this site do let us know.