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... go on to Souillac and the Aire there.
We had a very pleasant journey there and enjoyed the view over the Dordogne as we dropped down into the valley and crossed the river.
The MH Aire is near the campsite, just off the centre of town. it is large and flat and we joined 5 other MH;s and settled down for a very cold night.
... saw at least 20 other people! This is by far the largest number of tourists we have come across outside the major centres during our two weeks in France. Fortunately, there was plenty of room to fit us all in. The visit was capped off with a well earned coffee and hot chocolate to warm us all up.
From Collonges, we drove to another medieval town called Sarlat-la-Caneda about 70km away where we visited the old ...
... christianity to Gaul which is now modern France. After the death of St Veronica he became a hermit living in the caves of Rocamadour where he built a shrine to Mother Mary and is reputed as carving the Black Madonna which can be found in Rocamadour Notre Dame Church. The Notre Dame was built in 1479 and is the final stopping point of the pilgrims.
However the pilgrimage is not that easy, the last section requires the pilgrim to climb from the ...
... Wednesdays and Saturdays are market days where the streets are filled
with fine, french local products, food and wine.
We picked up olives, goats cheese, dried strawberries and baguettes for lunch.
Already the feel of France is positive. There seems to be more people who speak English, larger supermarkets and department stores, although a little more expensive.
In our wandering on the first ...
... you weren't allowed to go up.
The next day we woke up and at 11:00 and my mum and dad went to the markets.
Then mum offered for us to go to church and listen to french speech church for an hour, but they were just joking because they knew that I would say no, so they said ok then lets go BOWLING.
We all said YES out loud. So off we went and it was sooooo fun.
We had two games, 1 score was 99 and the second was 111. ...