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After the magnificent backdrop of la Roque Gareac we left early in the morning for Les Eyzies-de-Tabac-Sireuil and since no one could pronounce it that was the last time it was mentioned. It is in the Vezere Valley and has been one of the most important centres for archeology in the world. For 400,000 years early mankind has lived in the rocks in and around this quaint little town and the surrounding area. In fact 15 of the major pre-historic sites in the area are listed ...
... and stalacmites. Jo and I did the tour, and were blown away by the scale and the grandeur of the caves. I've never seen anything like it.
From there we headed northeast to the village of La Roque Gageac, which sits at the base of those limestone cliffs we saw earlier, and is in fact built into them. We thought Domme was spectacular... this was ...
We decided to get some miles under us and made a big jump north to this delightful village. There was a very popular aire, and we squeezed between two English vans. This resulted in an evening of natter and wine making for a very pleasant night. Next morning we trotted into the village for the daily baguette, viewed the chateau and the very attractive river. So many lovely places in France. We shall never see them ...
... br> Then on to Cognac - and yes, this IS where the famous double-distilled drink is made. We found another France Passion site, (more about that in a minute) then left one of the motorhomes there and trundled into town, where we did a tour of the Hennessy cognac house. This included a boat trip across the river, as part of the tour takes place in the cellars where the barrels of cognac are stored. 2% of the cognac ...
We stopped here overnight several years ago, possibly with the tent. We never had time to look around the village. This time we arrived early enough to go for a wander. Overcast but feeling warm at 19deg. Walked into town by ...
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