Inter-Hotel le Relais de Castelnau
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... la cathedrale, de conception romaine, avec ces deux grandes coupoles, puis le vieux quartier, qui nous donnne l'impression d'etre encore a l'epoque medieval, jusqu'au moment ou une auto tourne le coin! Puis le fameux pont Valentre qui surplombe la riviere Lot avec ses trois tourelles.
Pour finir la journee, quoi de mieux qu'une degustation des vin de Cahors au Malbec lounge!
... and evil. It was quite fascinating. Its interior was austere, typical of the Romansque style of 1050 - 1135.
Our third village for the day, just because we hadn't had enough of medieval villages, was the famous Rocamadour. This village runs down a sheer rock face. It houses a holy shrine and is a centre of pilgramage and is a huge tourist attraction. We saw all the chapels and main basilica but refrained from buying any religious token. It certainly was a spectacular sight, though.
Today we visited Saint Cirq La Popie, a medieval village, which has been voted the most beautiful village in France. It sits perched on a rock face overlooking the Lot River valley. And it is beautiful - with its steep streets, fine houses, narrow alleys, grapevines crawling up walls - it's just gorgeous. We spent ages strolling around appreciating the ...
... the ground.
We headed into the Lot Valley where our accommodation was located. Mas de Garrigue is an old fortified farm and hunting lodge that has ben lovingly restored. It was stunning. We knew we were going to be very comfortable here
... night with a glass of port.) Joni will write more about today’s wine tastings below.
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Joni’s Wine tasting notes: Our first stop was at a small family wine making business outside of a very small town. The woman giving us the tasting explained that although the business has been in the family for generations, they would be the last: ...