La Dronne
Original watercolour

Sir William Russell Flint

P.R.A., P.R.W.S., R.S.W., R.O.I., R.E.

sir william russell flint paintings, la dronne
'La Dronne'
Original watercolour
Image size:-49.5 x 67.3cm (19 1/2 x 26 1/2in)
Bourdeilles sur Dronne

A most beautiful tranquil town lying just 10 minutes east of Brantome.
The river Dronne winds its way gently past the buildings.
The town is dominated by a large castle in the centre, which can be seen in the painting.
Just the place for a coffee and croissant before exploring the ruins.
The river is used for watersports, one of the most popular being canoeing
It is a very clear river, and has an abundance of fish.
The town is approximately 15 minuted drive west of Brantome, and well worth a visit.
Bourdeilles is the department of Aquitaine, which is renowned for its unspoilt countryside and beautiful original buildings.
Visitors are able to walk around and through the castle, which oozes character and history.
The river Dronne runs for 201 kilometres, begining in the Massif Central near Chalus,
where incidentally Richard the Lionheart died on his way back to England from his crusade.
Legend has it, that whilst outside his camp, in the town of Chalus, (Dordogne, south west France ) and having had a drink, he came across several french archers (the enemy),
He challenged them to try and hit him whilst running around the field, unfortunately for Richard he received two arrows
and as a result died later from the infected wounds.
The roads throughout the area are well marked and show King Richard's route across the Dordogne.