Auberge de La Salvetat
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... demolished a plain croissant AND a chocolate croissant before hand!). We then headed to Chateau du Biron and had great fun climbing the towers and the parapets, marvelling at the thickness of the walls, and the beautiful parquetry floors in the suites. The chateau is in the Dordogne area and the first part was built in the mid 1100s, with many additions built over the following few centuries. The Gontaut-Biron family owned the chateau for ...
... stop was Cordes-Sur-Ciel, a small fortified Bastide town built in 1222, and perched high on a hill-top not far from Albi. It was considered the first of the Bastide towns in South West France, and was built to replace the village of Saint-Marcel which was burnt down by the troops of Simon de Montfort in 1215. It has the most gorgeous stone houses with wooden frames, which despite being centuries old are beautifully renovated. Our second stop was ...
... s an enormous cliff and if you saw it, you'd think nothing of it. This cliff has been lived on for 55,000 years by the Neanderthals and the Cro Mangons but it was busiest in the Middle Ages when people actually built houses on it! There was a church, a butchery and a smoke house! During Viking raids, villagers would use winches to haul their animals (who would pasture down below) up, pull up their ladders and get ready to defend! ...
... the Wars of Religion it was Protestant. By the French Revolution in 1789 is was already a ruin. It 1966 it was listed as a Historic Building by its present owners who have been working to restore it ever since.
Now the castle contains a museum of medieval warfare featuring an extensive collection of armor, daggers, swords, crossbows, lances, and cannons. There are reconstructions of trebuchets and siege ...
... called Pole International de la Prehistoire, which turned out to be a free museum with loads of information & videos (with English translation!) about Cro-Magnon and Neanderthal peoples (and a bit on Lucy and the Laetoli footprints, which we saw in Tanzania!)...a real find, very informative! So the day wasn't an entire bust, and we really did enjoy the outing! ...