Hotel le Collonges
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... directions. The English speaking tour guide did a fantastic job explaining the cave art in Lascaux II. The cave has been recreated to almost the exact scale in size and shape. 90% of the paintings of the original cave have been reproduced in this cave. It took several years to do the reproductions. I am very grateful we took the time to visit this UNESCO World heritage sight. Such a ...
... the French countryside. The main crops here are sunflowers, maze(corn only fed to farm animals), tobacco, and most recently wheat. Also many vineyards. The Dordogne River Valley is picture book beautiful.
Lascaux II is a reproduction of the original Lascaux cave stumbled upon by three young boys in 1943 or so, if my memory serves me. The paintings on the walls and ceiling of the cave date back to 15,000 years BC. The copy Lascaux II is ...
What an amazing view out of our bedroom window at Hotel de l'Esplanade in Domme,Fr Navigating to our hotel the first time was a little hair raising-but thank goodness for "Maggie" our navigation system - we arrived!! Domme was founded in 1281 by Philip the Bold, and it's a fortified French sitting on a rocky spur overlooking the Dordogne River Valley. First night on was Thursday 9/19-quick walk ...
... we promptly got up and left.
We are still having a coffee each morning in a different town accompanied by an enticing pastry. Lunch is always a baguette with meat and cheese.
Over the last few days we have visited some magnificent towns overlooking the Dordogne River. Towns like Domme, La Roque-Gageac and Beynac are beautiful in their own way.
A visit to a chateau was also a must and we chose the Chateau Fenelon only a small drive away. ...
... situated along the Dordogne. These castles are so well maintained amazing to see the suits of armour and the weapons they used in the different periods. Next day the grottoes. Firstly "Saint Christopher" we saw a video of how the people lived in the per-historic years and then a stroll thru the caves. Then onto "De Cazelle" where the lives of cavemen has been recreated Chateau Fenelon. This chateau showed numerous rooms as they would have appeared in that era. No dust on a ...
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