Grand Hotel le Turenne
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
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... Although they never fought head to head. The English ruled Aquitaine after Eleanor of Aquitaine married Henry II, King of England. The castle owners always seemed to be on the losing side of every conflict. The earliest record is in the 13th century when Simon de Montfort took it from the Cathar Bernard de Casnac who eventually took it back. During the Hundred Years War it was loyal to the Plantagenets (British) ...
... the road to the first site, Grotte des Combarelles. Only 6 people are allowed in at a time and we got lucky. We all speak English including the guide.
Combrelles Cave was entered from an opening high in the walls of a cave where people lived. It is away from water and was never a major settlement, just a couple of caves for a small family group. The drawings were made over a period of 2000 years between 12,000 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 ...
... The Saint Clar family has lived here since at least 1450. The current owner, de Montbron family, are descendants and still live there. We get lucky and arrive just 5 minutes before the tour, in French. We have an English translation but I would have loved to understand the our very dramatic guide. I’m sure he was hilarious. The house is very well preserved. There are pise floors made of small stones set in mortar in ...
... form on the drawings from the carbon dioxide in people’s breath and molds were introduced from their shoes. They closed the cave to protect it. Later they decided to recreate the original cave. Concrete and resin was used to make the walls of the cave which were carved to the exact proportions as the original. A special artist was brought in to reproduce the paintings using the same paints, implements ...