Lazy days of Doisneau in the Dordogne

Clockwise, from left: Pierrette Doisneau and friends waiting for the train at Carlux station, 1937; Pierrette canoeing on the Dordogne, 1939; gossiping on market day; Robert Doisneau

Legendary lensman Robert Doisneau loved visiting the Dordogne on holiday, camera in hand. A new exhibition of images taken there impresses Jane Hanks

The only permanent exhibition dedicated to the works of French photographer, Robert Doisneau has been opened in a restored old railway station in the small, rural village of Carlux, Dordogne. Entry is free and the centre is run by the local Communauté de Communes, Pays de Fénelon which has turned the old building which had been deserted for years, into a structure with a tourist office, temporary exhibition centre and two rooms dedicated to Doisneau.

Robert Doisneau, 1912-1994 is known world-wide for his black and white photographs which captured everyday life, often on the street. One of his most ...

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