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... covered in Oaks. That is why this is referred to as the Black Perigord. The castle was once the medieval home of Simon de Montfort, who led the Cathar Crusades in the early 13th century.
Stop #3 is at the fortified village (bastide) of Domme. Domme sits high on the chiffs overlooking the Dordogne River. It is a lovely medieval town with a nice promenade along the cliff side and plenty of shops and restaurants. ...
... leads archeologists to believe they were intelligent capable people living in a primitive time. Some of the earliest humans moved north from Africa to Europe and ended up on France. The “Madeleine” people lived here at the end of the ice age around 17,000 years ago (BP). For some unknown reason they went deep into natural caves to paint and carve pictures into the rock. There is no evidence they ever lived that deep ...
... there isn't even a ripple. It truly is as smooth as glass and the surrounding country is mirrored on its surface. The river is wide and fairly shallow. It doesn’t look like it is moving but we can see to the bottom and we are actually moving at a good pace. We occasionally see another canoe and one tour boat but for the most part we have the river to ourselves. The tour boat is actually the one Johnny Depp was captain ...
... th century by the abbots of Sarlat. Eventually the Beynac family took control, enlarged the castle and lived in the keep until the 18th century. During the 100 Years War the English held it for several years and eventually during the wars of Religion it was taken by the Catholics because the Beynacs were Protestant. Even as a ruin it is massive and impressive. Restoration has been in progress since 1994. The ...
... Right next door is Chateau de la Tour, a historic building from the 14th century. I think it is open so we will have to check it out. In fact I think our cottage at la ferme de la tour was part of the farm buildings of the chateau. I really love it here.
This part of France is known for its wine, fois gras. walnuts and truffles. We see huge flocks of geese that are being force fed corn to ...