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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... of the history, making and use of various items such as armor and the trebuchet are playing with English subtitles. It is all very interesting to learn that the architecture of a castle was driven by the latest weapons it needed to defend against. Knights wore chain mail in the 11 and 12th centuries but went to full suits of armor a shock weapons such as the Mace came into use. It took 1 week to polish a full suit of armor ...
... the road to the first site, Grotte des Combarelles. Only 6 people are allowed in at a time and we got lucky. We all speak English including the guide.
Combrelles Cave was entered from an opening high in the walls of a cave where people lived. It is away from water and was never a major settlement, just a couple of caves for a small family group. The drawings were made over a period of 2000 years between 12,000 and ...
... below, Beynac, was the setting for part of “Chocolat”. But the really wonderful part was discovering that it was owned by Ric*************heart for 10 years until his death. Parts of the castle are in ruins but much of the old keep is intact. The great hall where Richard would have banqueted is complete with banners and tapestries so old they are in tatters. Were they new when Richard was here? The kitchens have ...
... pattern, very old tapestries, a meditation room with original mythological paintings and several pieces of lovely walnut furniture including a chest with a secret locking mechanism. The roof, like most here, is steeply pointed and made of thin slices of stone. We go into the attic to see how it is made. The walls and roof of the attic look like an upside down boat frame. The stones are stacked against an outer wooden frame. ...
... can use frequent flyer miles. We take a walk around the area in the afternoon. This is quiet farming country. Vegetable gardens, vineyards, orchards and lots of wooded hillsides. It is anything but flat. The hills roll in all directions. We must be near a high point because we can see for miles. The farms are old stone and it’s hard to tell where the houses end and the barns begin. I think they share a ...