Best Western Beau Site Notre Dame
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... snowing at Clermont Ferrand. We had already planned to turn off to Rodez, just after Millau, where no snow was indicated.
As we climbed up the first bends it was obvious there had been heavy overnight snow. The road had been treated and was clear, but now and then a lane was closed for ice. it was still windy but not as bad as the day ...
... I am walking around a town from a fairytale, I expect a knight or princess to come along at anytime'.
The town can be dated back as far as the 8th century and each and every building is built from a red sandstone which is mined in the area. We spent quite sometime wandering the streets and alleyways and were actually quite surprised how many other tourists we saw today in the town. We would not be exaggerating if we ...
... guessed from the title of this entry Rocamadour is well known for its pilgrimage and has been a christian holy site since the 10th century, however, there is evidence that the area was used for worship as far back as the stone age due to cave paintings found in the rock caves around the town. Pilgrimage to the town started in 1156 after the well preserved remains of St Armadour were found. It is believed that St Armadour was married to St Veronica and ...
... path was used in the 18th century by men and horses to pull boats upstream and a 1km long section had been carved out of the limestone cliff face about 2m wide and high to enable the horses to tow the boats. It is hard to imagine how this much rock had been carved and removed by hand.
We all enjoyed the afternoon immensely and will come back to this area again to explore its neighbouring towns which each boast other sites of significance.
... Roy! But it did provide another experience of how different cultures live and reminder how different things can be back home.
The day was topped off with picking up a couple of bottles of Cahors wine to enjoy during our stay. That is the thing with the area we live in that each town has their own wine which each local tells you that must try as it is the best. It is a hard task but one we will try and ...