Hotel des Barris
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... are believed to have been dry for 2 to 3 million years. They believe cave bears were probably the first to use these caves for their hibernation period.
When the tour finished, we headed towards the entrance of the cave and we could see that it was pouring with rain. As our rain coats and umbrellas were in the car in the car park, we decided to wait for the rain to ease. This gave us an opportunity to speak to the other two ...
... In one of the images you can see very easily the old Roman blocks for the foundations but a medieval building added on top - maybe a perfect example of reduce, reuse and recycle!
After this we walked into the old centre of town and returned to Les Cigales, where we had eaten on Monday evening. We sat outside in the square and were once again served by the same lovely waitress. Brad had a delicious steak and Jane had a potato, ...
... tiptoeing amongst it all, but fortunately no raised voices - or fists! Our attempts to go around it all by taking a side street were to no avail, as we found ourselves back in the middle of it all again - just approaching it from a different direction! Eventually Charlie jumped out and walked down the street to find a route out for us, then calmly beckoned us on - onto a very tiny side street that was lined with cars on both sides, and no room to maneuvre: both side mirrors ...
... We did enjoy the Canadian guy busking here whilst we ate dinner. As we walked back to our apartment at 9.30pm, we noticed rubbish being collected by the garbage truck. We thought this was very late. The two men who hang onto the back of the truck collect all the rubbish that is in bags on the footpath. It obviously doesn't need to be in bins for collection, like it does in Australia.
Tomorrow will be a Perigueux day exploring more of this large ...
... village. This restaurant is the only business in the village and it has just 16 seats. There were just two tables of four tonight. The chef had worked in high end restaurants before deciding to start his own, with just himself in the kitchen and his wife out front. It is a delightful setting, a former forge, hence the name of La Vieille Forge. There were just two options at each of three of four courses and the set price menu was excellent value. However, ...
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