Travel Blogs from Angouleme
... world heritage sites. As we arrived in the town we were blown away by yet another amazing site of a huge outcrop of rock into which houses have been built. It was under this outcrop of rock that Neanderthal Man lived and hunted and cooked his food. The two museums in the town offered a real insight into the history of the place and the people and animals who roamed the landscape. After Les Eyzies..,,.. We moved up the road about 15kms to the Grotte de Rouffignac where ...
... and stalacmites. Jo and I did the tour, and were blown away by the scale and the grandeur of the caves. I've never seen anything like it.
From there we headed northeast to the village of La Roque Gageac, which sits at the base of those limestone cliffs we saw earlier, and is in fact built into them. We thought Domme was spectacular... this was ...
We decided to get some miles under us and made a big jump north to this delightful village. There was a very popular aire, and we squeezed between two English vans. This resulted in an evening of natter and wine making for a very pleasant night. Next morning we trotted into the village for the daily baguette, viewed the chateau and the very attractive river. So many lovely places in France. We shall never see them ...
Temperatures in the thirties today. En route to the town of Cognac, we stopped off at another beautiful village (are there any ugly ones over here?) called Saintes, which sits on the Charente River. It was the former Gallo-Roman capital of Aquitaine and dates from the 1st century AD. We found the ancient double-arched town gates, and a small archaeology museum housing unearthed statues, columns and associated ...
... staff and food pretty good. And yes included! A rarity these days, especially on short flight, only 3.5 hrs. The staff was busy serving the entire time and not ones did I notice them getting short with people, they'd back up the food/ drink cart repeatedly and patiently for people wanting to pass to WC, never a snarl, or appearing fed up.
We landed around 9 pm in Istanbul. There was no line at ...
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