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... and evil. It was quite fascinating. Its interior was austere, typical of the Romansque style of 1050 - 1135.
Our third village for the day, just because we hadn't had enough of medieval villages, was the famous Rocamadour. This village runs down a sheer rock face. It houses a holy shrine and is a centre of pilgramage and is a huge tourist attraction. We saw all the chapels and main basilica but refrained from buying any religious token. It certainly was a spectacular sight, though.
... André did a tasting for us, served by hands stained purple from working with the grape juice they were currently pressing. His weathered face reflected thirty years of working outside in the fields. The whole place had a bit of a hippy vibe to it.
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As evening approaches in Catus, we go to the local convenience store to make a few ...
... those ancient monks. (I do realise how improbable that is, on several levels.) He moved around silently and reverently, quietly obeying the urgent commands from his busy, bustling wife, Martine.
On our initial wanderings in the narrow little alleys of Sarlat, we came across the 'Maison de Roy' cafe/restaurant where we were tempted in by the suggestion of an apperitif from the waiter. We opted then for the 11.50 euro lunch and enjoyed the Salade ...
... really good insight into how life must have been. We are a bit over castles, that's why we went with the garden theme today, but it was well worth it. It was interesting drive here though, nearly got cleaned up by a semi- trailer coming down a very steep, narrow and curvy road, while we were going up. Of course he couldn't fit around the bend so he cut the corner, missed me by about 3 cm's Roger says, I had my eyes closed and was just about sitting in ...
... the mystery.
The village of Les Eyzies is small but enchanting. The shops sell a lot of local food and artisan products. We had a great dinner for only 11 euros - mozza/ham torte, beef bourguignon, and creme caramel.
I'd really love to return to this area. There are so many sites we still need to see - other caves and prehistoric sites, canoeing down the river, national museum of prehistory, foie gras farms, castles.