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... church bells ringing out across the town.
After a couple of Leffe Ruby beers and a steak we walked back to the hotel. I couldn't manage the blog, I was exhausted, so decided I would do it today instead.
I am sure other than a couple of people in the HOG, this is just disappearing into the www and not being read, but I am enjoying writing it....so will continue on
... the mystery.
The village of Les Eyzies is small but enchanting. The shops sell a lot of local food and artisan products. We had a great dinner for only 11 euros - mozza/ham torte, beef bourguignon, and creme caramel.
I'd really love to return to this area. There are so many sites we still need to see - other caves and prehistoric sites, canoeing down the river, national museum of prehistory, foie gras farms, castles.
... by chance, we continued on to Monpazier, which we found to be similar to Mirepoix (where our first cottage was). It was somewhat bigger, with a lovely medieval square and many interesting shops. A cup of coffee was most welcome.
Just in case you are interested, our appertifs with the local French family on Monday, proved to be an interesting evening. At the end of the night, I counted nine empty wine bottles on the table. A good time was had by ...
... lucky! I'm pretty happy about that, whats more it had a bath!!! Nice surprise so we spent the afternoon washing off the farm before heading out to the river with some breads and cheeses and foie grais for a late evening picnic by the river then back for a sleep.
So tired we're in bed before most of the locals it seems - no one seems to sleep at a reasonable hour in Europe, not even the children! ...
well this week is interesting, we are on a farm about an 1& a half away from Bordeaux. It's a vegetable farm which is Organic... Well it would be certified if the owner didn't feel it was over priced going through all that rigmarole qualifying it. The farm used to be a wheet farm I think. Anyways the Rene is from Austria, he met Sandrine (they are the owners of this farm if you didn't read the previous blog), interesting fact the met in Barcenola. Rene tells a story of how ...