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... directions. The English speaking tour guide did a fantastic job explaining the cave art in Lascaux II. The cave has been recreated to almost the exact scale in size and shape. 90% of the paintings of the original cave have been reproduced in this cave. It took several years to do the reproductions. I am very grateful we took the time to visit this UNESCO World heritage sight. Such a ...
... the French countryside. The main crops here are sunflowers, maze(corn only fed to farm animals), tobacco, and most recently wheat. Also many vineyards. The Dordogne River Valley is picture book beautiful.
Lascaux II is a reproduction of the original Lascaux cave stumbled upon by three young boys in 1943 or so, if my memory serves me. The paintings on the walls and ceiling of the cave date back to 15,000 years BC. The copy Lascaux II is ...
... Les snapped some amazing photos. Then of course we were starving - so we stopped and had lunch at La Petite Tonelle. A really cool little restaurant cut into the rock. Les had fois gras pâté and I had fois gras scallops-the scallops is the version we both love. Warm and garlicky. Then dessert-some dark chocolate mouse over praline crust/really yummy!!! Back to the hotel for a short ...
... cured meats unlike we have ever had, cheese, huge prunes, raspberries, nougat, wine... naturally and that evening we shared the spoils.
The vendors in the market were a friendly lot unlike many of the shop assistants who have been very average. In the patisseries and bakeries we have often received the French disdain, a look that quite obviously says f...off. David has received the biggest pay out when a waiter told him to shut up and listen. Like ...
Batteries recharged after a good night sleep and ready to explore the Sarlat area. Off to seek out castles. There are heaps of medieval castles, chateaus and grottos within a 20kilos radias of Sarlat many of which date back to the 13th century. The first castle on the list was"Castelnaud" perched on the side of the mountain with unbelievable views of the countryside including the Dordogne River, cornfields and little hamlets doting the landscape. Then across the valley to ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Beverage Selection
- Stairs / elevator