Bluebell Guest House
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... were a mother and her school aged son from Sydney who had also done this tour.
After leaving here, we decided to go to La Roque Saint Christophe. It is a very impressive natural rock structure overlooking a tranquil section of the River Vézère and it houses the remains of a large 'troglodyte' town. The cliff has evidence of use as a shelter for Neanderthal man (50000 BC), Cro-Magnon man (25000 BC) and since then up until the Renaissance ...
... afternoon we returned to our apartment for a little more leisure time. We spent some time researching what we would do on our last full day in Perigueux tomorrow. Jane also spent a little more time reading. Our apartment has metal exterior shutters and these have kept inside pleasantly cool.
While on our walk we checked out a restaurant for dinner that had been recommended to us and which had very good reviews on TA, but ...
... Room 4, National Recognition of the martyred village; Room 5, Peace messages. We spent about 2 hours here. It was so terrible and so sad, but very well presented. After visiting the museum, we walked a short distance to the 'old town' which has been left as it was after all the killings and fires. We spent about 30 minutes walking around the ruins of this town. We didn't go down every street. We can't believe that more people don't know about this place. ...
... de Thé, a children's store and a restaurant were the only shops open. The boulangerie owner was delightful and most helpful in explaining his products. We tasted a delicious cake, Canele, which was impregnated with rum! After lunch we did venture into the children's boutique and had fun selecting and then making a purchase. This owner commented, mainly in French, that she had had a large number of Australians in her shop recently.
Our next stop was ...
... high! You can see the bear scratch marks in various places in the cavern. After the bears came early mankind and there are hundreds of early drawings and paintings done by these people of the prehistoric animals of the time such as the wooly mammoth and the wooly rhinoceros as well as horses, and other animals. The detail of some of these pictures is amazing as our guide pointed out they had even drawn in the 'anal flap' the mammoth had which kept his private parts warm in ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking