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CHECK OUT OUR NEW BLOG AT https://stuandamanda.wordpress.com Calais - Conelles - Saint Amand De Coly Wednesday April 1st Left sunny Wragby around lunch time heading for France and beyond. We were traveling over to France on the Chunnel, we'd used this before a few years back and not a lot had changed, remarkably it's been open twenty years already. We turned off the motorway and headed for the self check in booths, there were ones on the right of the lane for ...
... snowing at Clermont Ferrand. We had already planned to turn off to Rodez, just after Millau, where no snow was indicated.
As we climbed up the first bends it was obvious there had been heavy overnight snow. The road had been treated and was clear, but now and then a lane was closed for ice. it was still windy but not as bad as the day ...
... then did something truly impressive: It meticulously recreated the original Lascaux Cave, inch by inch, over a period of 11 years. When finished, the copy was accurate to within five millimeters of the original. Everything is identical--the dimensions of the cave, the size and shape of the drawings, the materials used to paint on the walls. Lascaux II is an exact replica, and that is what visitors see today.
Even knowing it was a copy, the cave ...
... have had to squeeze through what looked like a very narrow gap between the rocks to get there, so even though it said parking for camping cars and busses, I didn't take a chance, well I don't have eyes on the top of the van, so I can't see how close I am to the jutting rocks, so a 6 point turn was called for on a very narrow road. ...
I stopped at Les Eyzies-de-Tayac for two nights, it's lovely and the Aire is very nice, tucked away, near the river but still in the village so easy to get to the tourist attractions and restaurants. For some kilometres around this area one can see many caves/shelters/paintings/troglodyte habitations of early Homo-sapien and ...