Hotel Restaurant Marco
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... a super place with hard standing, decent views in the centre of the village next to the church. Electricity, sunshine and free early morning call from the church bells, what more could one want? En route to the Pyrenees now in the sun and the low 20C ...
In movies, cavemen are those big, hairy guys who live in caves and say Grrrr. Yeah, that creates an exciting movie but, it's not real. People never lived in caves. They were too dark, too deep, too wet, too cold and, if you built a fire, you'd smother! However, early people called troglodytes did live on cliffs in carved out little spaces called shelters. I went to one of these troglodyte villages called La Roque St. ...
... the Wars of Religion it was Protestant. By the French Revolution in 1789 is was already a ruin. It 1966 it was listed as a Historic Building by its present owners who have been working to restore it ever since.
Now the castle contains a museum of medieval warfare featuring an extensive collection of armor, daggers, swords, crossbows, lances, and cannons. There are reconstructions of trebuchets and siege ...
... of Lascaux II where we were able to really see the colors.
At 3:30 we head back to the museum to complete our visit, stop into the post office for stamps, the grocery store for a couple of items and then home. This was an amazing experience. It changed my views of our ancestors and their capabilities. They didn’t have the knowledge we have but they certainly had a society and abilities far superior to what I ever ...
... chat over lunch we visit the Manoir de Gisson, the home of a wealthy 17th century family.
The house starts off with a museum of curiosities, common in homes in those times. There are all sorts of items ranging from animal bones and skulls, to tarantulas under glass, to shrunken heads from South America to iron masks. There is an exhibition about the executioner telling how much he was paid, what for and ...