Hotel La Chartreuse
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Well, we arrived at Uzerche and of course it was a Friday night. They were erecting the dodgem car arena and preparing for their market in the place where we stopover so no room for us, or peace either. A further 20km down the road we found another place, new to us, ...
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 town and promenade and eat our picnic overlooking the valley.
Stop #4 is at La Roque Gageac a pretty little town with only one street along the river. There are steep walking paths up to a second level and tropical plants grow along the warm limestone cliffs. During the rainy season this town always floods so the street level rooms are garages, shops and patios that can be easily emptied. We find a small café and try ...
... leads archeologists to believe they were intelligent capable people living in a primitive time. Some of the earliest humans moved north from Africa to Europe and ended up on France. The “Madeleine” people lived here at the end of the ice age around 17,000 years ago (BP). For some unknown reason they went deep into natural caves to paint and carve pictures into the rock. There is no evidence they ever lived that deep ...
... and has the highest concentration of stone age art in Europe. We chose the Grotte de Rouffignac, also known as the 'Cave of 100 mammoths’ to visit. It is one of the larger caves, but you take an electric train through the tunnels (about 2 kilometres in), where you see bear paw scratchings on the side of the caves before entering deeper into the cold, dark passages where there are engravings and black line drawings (nothing in colour or polychrome) of all sorts of ...