Le Chateau de Lacan
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We have had a delightful few days in Meuzac. It has been nice to take our time in the morning, having coffee in bed, reading the paper over breakfast, walking around the property, then discussions about how to spend the day whilst partaking of a home brewed coffee and a biscuit or two. Garth has been getting the hang of lighting the wood heater in the evenings (although there has been a little bit of angst and lots of swearing at ...
We left Issigeac and drove 200 kms through the most amazing tiny villages and towns, and through three Departments (which are like small regions) to our next destination, Meuzac. The whole area is full of Bastide towns, chateaux perched on hilltops, rivers, great farming country, and tiny roads where going more than 60km/h is almost impossible! The area is also very quiet, and many of the sights have closed down for the winter break. We stopped at ...
... to push it along, past the limestone walls. After a few minutes you leave the boat for a guided walk around another section of the caves. We weren't able to take photos, so if you have a couple of spare minutes have a look at images on the internet.
After lunch at a nearby restaurant we headed back towards Beaulieu, stopping at the Intermarche. This was a one-stop place outside of town, with a supermarket, where had the only people serviing, and in the grounds ...
... s an enormous cliff and if you saw it, you'd think nothing of it. This cliff has been lived on for 55,000 years by the Neanderthals and the Cro Mangons but it was busiest in the Middle Ages when people actually built houses on it! There was a church, a butchery and a smoke house! During Viking raids, villagers would use winches to haul their animals (who would pasture down below) up, pull up their ladders and get ready to defend! ...
... side and church to the other, and a friendly black cat hopped up on the picnic table next to us to join our tea party. It was a tiny little place, you could hardly even call a village, but so so beautiful, and you could see why it was named as one of the most beautiful villages in France.
We visited several other plus beaux villages (I think there are actually thousands all over France!) including St Amand de Coly dominated by its huge abbey, Beynac et Cazenac towered over ...