Le Relais du Touron
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... to push it along, past the limestone walls. After a few minutes you leave the boat for a guided walk around another section of the caves. We weren't able to take photos, so if you have a couple of spare minutes have a look at images on the internet.
After lunch at a nearby restaurant we headed back towards Beaulieu, stopping at the Intermarche. This was a one-stop place outside of town, with a supermarket, where had the only people serviing, and in the grounds ...
... a super place with hard standing, decent views in the centre of the village next to the church. Electricity, sunshine and free early morning call from the church bells, what more could one want? En route to the Pyrenees now in the sun and the low 20C ...
In movies, cavemen are those big, hairy guys who live in caves and say Grrrr. Yeah, that creates an exciting movie but, it's not real. People never lived in caves. They were too dark, too deep, too wet, too cold and, if you built a fire, you'd smother! However, early people called troglodytes did live on cliffs in carved out little spaces called shelters. I went to one of these troglodyte villages called La Roque St. ...
... 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. ...
... the white limestone. One drawing shows where a dark line was used to outline the animal before it was engraved. There are a few representations of people but they are mostly just fertility symbols scattered randomly amongst the animals. The person doing the engraving would have been crouching or laying on their back with only an animal fat “lamp” for light. Our tour lasts about 45 minutes going deeper and deeper into ...