Les Jardins de Brantome
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... are believed to have been dry for 2 to 3 million years. They believe cave bears were probably the first to use these caves for their hibernation period.
When the tour finished, we headed towards the entrance of the cave and we could see that it was pouring with rain. As our rain coats and umbrellas were in the car in the car park, we decided to wait for the rain to ease. This gave us an opportunity to speak to the other two ...
... design. There is a downloaded picture of the rooftop so you can see how it looks from on high!
We decided to wander the shaded narrow lane ways in the old town and look at all the shops. We found a lovely shop where we bought a few small presents. The lady serving us was delightful and we communicated well. We spoke more French than she did English. When she knew we were buying presents, she did a wonderful job of wrapping ...
... it to become a more popular town in which to live. In 1999 an amazing centre was opened, the Centre de la mémoire. It has been architecturally designed with most of the building being underground. There has been a lot of symbolism used. Above ground you see glass and rusted metal. Below ground you use an audio guide to take you through 5 different rooms. Room 1, the rise of Nazism; Room 2, massacres of populations in Eastern Europe; Room 3, Oradour 10 ...
... to a larger town of Thiviers. Luckily we got a park close in and we walked around the town centre. Here you could go to the foie gras museum but as it was lunchtime (remember many businesses and shops close from 12 noon to 2pm) we could not. We weren't really going in anyway! Luckily a boulangerie was open and we were able to buy lunch which we ate on a seat facing the Office de Tourisme. Poor old couple eating out of paper bags! This bakery together with ...
... a cave which has been there for hundreds of thousands of years. We were taken on an electric train ride 1km into this cave which was of course pitch black. (No photos allowed unfortunately). The first known inhabitants where the bears, a model of which was in the museum. These bears hibernated over winter in some of the huge caverns within this cave and their 'nests' are still obvious today. I fact there are dozens of nests so I guess in the day the smell would have ...
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