Auberge du Vieux Quercy

Le Bourg, Carennac, Lot, Midi-Pyrénées, 46110, France | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Le Bourg, Carennac, is near Gouffre de Padirac and Gouffre de Padirac.
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Travel Blogs from Carennac

The Dordogne River Valley & Castlenaud

A travel blog entry by bstokesdenver on Oct 07, 2014

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... the Wars of Religion it was Protestant. By the French Revolution in 1789 is was already a ruin. It 1966 it was listed as a Historic Building by its present owners who have been working to restore it ever since.

Now the castle contains a museum of medieval warfare featuring an extensive collection of armor, daggers, swords, crossbows, lances, and cannons. There are reconstructions of trebuchets and siege ...

Visiting Prehistoric Caves

A travel blog entry by bstokesdenver on Oct 06, 2014

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... fact it was generally difficult to get to the sites of the artwork sometimes requiring crawling for several hundred feet.

The findings in Les Eyzies and the Vezere Valley are some of the oldest and best preserved in the world. They are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site with limited visitation. A few tickets are available in advance on line and the rest are sold at a central ticket office for that day only. Monday is the ...

Canoeing the Dordonge and the Market in Sarlat

A travel blog entry by bstokesdenver on Oct 05, 2014

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... Chocolat. We pass under arched stone bridges and see several of the 3000 chateaux built in the Dordogne during the 100 Years War. In fact it seems like there is a new chateau around every bend. After about an hour we pull off onto a shallow bank and enjoy a lazy picnic with views of a medieval town clinging to the hillside with a massive castle 200 feet above. The church bells ring out the noon hour and we fell like we are in ...

The Market and Chateaux

A travel blog entry by bstokesdenver on Oct 02, 2014

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... pattern, very old tapestries, a meditation room with original mythological paintings and several pieces of lovely walnut furniture including a chest with a secret locking mechanism. The roof, like most here, is steeply pointed and made of thin slices of stone. We go into the attic to see how it is made. The walls and roof of the attic look like an upside down boat frame. The stones are stacked against an outer wooden frame. ...

Getting Started in the Dordogne

A travel blog entry by bstokesdenver on Sep 30, 2014

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... and very primitive. The images are high on the walls so scaffolding was used. People never lived in the caves and their purpose remains a mystery.

From here we head in the direction of Les Eyzies de Tayac and see a lovely chateau along the river Vezere. It’s open to the public so we stop. The Chateau de Losses is everything my childhood fairy tales imagined. It is made of yellow limestone, has a ...