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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.
... so late there were only two left, decisions decisions.... The kids made the sacrafice for their parents and chose chocolate eclairs, and when we say chocolate we mean triple chocolate eclairs. Both Kate and Roy said they 'loved' them, but both could not finish them and it was the first time ever we have heard Kate say a sweat had 'too much chocolate!'
We decided that we would take our time and enjoy the countryside ...
... much of the Chateau remains, with only the west wing still standing, it shows how grand the building must have been in its heyday. The Chateau was completed in 1535 and was built by Jacques Ricard Gourdon de Genouillac who wanted to build the Chateau on the site of the manor where he was born. The Chateau fell into disrepair and was sold off for demolition in 1768, with a local family buying the west wing in 1786, saving it from demolition. In 1901 it was ...
... for defensive reasons. The town is something to behold and it is hard to describe in words your first impressions when you are driving along the valley below near the river and round a bend and then straight above you is this magnificent medieval town. The weather was cold and cloudy, but it did not stop us from getting out and exploring.
We are so glad we have decided to come in winter as the town was so quiet and peaceful and we think we saw only ...
... on it and is built with defence of the city in mind. There is a carved devil on top of one of the towers which is believed to be a reminder that the devil had a hand in the building of it! The bridge is claimed to be the best preserved, most representative medieval bridge in France.
The other highlight was the Cathedral of St Etienne. The Cathedral has not one but two large cupolas and is ...