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... Australians. How lucky were we?
At the start of the tour you get onto a little 'train' - wheels on rails, bench seats, but no sides or roof. You go about one kilometre deep into the caves, stopping along the way to have things of interest explained to you. There is evidence of bear scratchings on the walls as well as the human 'art work'. Some of this art work is scratched into the rock and can only be seen when a light is shone on ...
... afternoon we returned to our apartment for a little more leisure time. We spent some time researching what we would do on our last full day in Perigueux tomorrow. Jane also spent a little more time reading. Our apartment has metal exterior shutters and these have kept inside pleasantly cool.
While on our walk we checked out a restaurant for dinner that had been recommended to us and which had very good reviews on TA, but ...
... 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 ...
... it is a very worthwhile place to visit. This web site has good information, if interested : http://www.oradour.info
We found a nice boulangerie / pâtisserie for lunch and we ate under the shade of a wisteria in front of the Mairie (town hall). The road we took today is used by a great many large transport vehicles. There were also a number of tractors and farm machinery travelling on the road as well. On our way home we passed a convey of ...
... de Thé, a children's store and a restaurant were the only shops open. The boulangerie owner was delightful and most helpful in explaining his products. We tasted a delicious cake, Canele, which was impregnated with rum! After lunch we did venture into the children's boutique and had fun selecting and then making a purchase. This owner commented, mainly in French, that she had had a large number of Australians in her shop recently.
Our next stop was ...
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