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... 320); the second for 400 Euros ($515).
The village of SE is also charming. Built on a hill using local limestone, it all has a warm, unified look. It is not a town, however, for folks who 1) do not like to climb, and 2) want smooth roads on which to walk. Some of the paths are steep and rocky.
As we were strolling through the ville of SE one evening, we entered a small wine shop. ...
... with the 'good people' lining up for heaven, but the 'bad' are shown in seven paintings of the deadly sins (greed, gluttony, sloth, envy etc) and it is enough to make you ill. People are being boiled alive in vats of oil, or dragged around wheels, or attacked by devils. Not nice at all! We walked around the La Perouse museum, which is in Botany Bay Square, and provides an excellent history of La Perouse's expeditions around the world. Then we ...
... booked into the Hotel Les Esclargies, which was at the higher end of our European accomodation, (€90/$130), but a very nice room. The decor was modern, using natural materials and colours, large windows with views to the large grounds it was set in. It was at the top of the hill and only a short walk to the path down to the old part of Rocamadour. We only went part of the way, as we were going to explore it more the next day. Back up the ...
... is a little village with a big wall around it and the Pyrenees surrounding it.
It was first settled in 3500bc and had over 1200 guards surrounding it until 1920 then after that it became a tourist attraction.
We got some audio guides which helped us get around the castle and it told us all these facts like there were little holes in the castle to pass through timber and places to drop rocks on the people that were climbing the castle.
The castle was broken ...
... appearance as a medieval fortress.
A local revolt in 1262 caused the king to host of the inhabitants. He allowed them to settle on the other side of the river, ans it was here the new town that they set up was itself fortified in 1347.
Such was the impregnability ...