BEST WESTERN Le Renoir
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Pets allowed
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... 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! ...
... weighed 55 lbs. The crossbow was vey powerful and accurate but you could only fire a crossbow twice a minute whereas a regular bow and arrow could be fired 10 times. The trebuchet could toss large stones of over 200 lbs. a couple of hundred yards but only once every 30 minutes. Cannon eventually replaced the trebuchet but they were both in use for about 200 years. Our heads full of facts we go home for a peaceful glass of wine and ...
... When we leave I am full of questions about why the art is so deep and why it was put there. Questions which cannot be answered.
We have a few hours before our next tour so head to the Prehistory Museum in Les Eyzies. This is a very impressive modern 3 story museum built into the cliff face above the town. We arrive at 11:00 and have 1 hour before lunch. The museum traces the evolution of man from “Lucy” ...
... for upwards of 10,000+ years! In these caves dotted throughout the valley, hundreds of cave drawings and paintings, both polychrome and single colour, have been discovered, some of them dating back to 15,000 BC!
We did a day trip to Les-Eyzies-de-Tayec-Sireuil (thankfully just called Les Eyzies!) to check out the Musee National de Prehistoire and ...
... below, Beynac, was the setting for part of “Chocolat”. But the really wonderful part was discovering that it was owned by Ric*************heart for 10 years until his death. Parts of the castle are in ruins but much of the old keep is intact. The great hall where Richard would have banqueted is complete with banners and tapestries so old they are in tatters. Were they new when Richard was here? The kitchens have ...