Mont Bel Air Hotel

Rue Jacques Ranoux, St.-Cyprien, Dordogne Valley, Aquitaine, 19310, France | Hotel
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This hotel is located on Rue Jacques Ranoux, St.-Cyprien.
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Travel Blogs from St.-Cyprien

The Dordogne River Valley & Castlenaud

A travel blog entry by bstokesdenver on Oct 07, 2014

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We always read Rick Steves' guide books before traveling and incorporate his knowledge into our planning. However, we never really follow one of his walking or driving tours preferring to just do our own thing. Today we will break from that habit and see the Dordogne the Rick Steves’ way.

Our driving tour takes us down narrow farm lanes to the town of Carsac where there is a quaint old Romanesque style catholic church. ...

Visiting Prehistoric Caves

A travel blog entry by bstokesdenver on Oct 06, 2014

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... is Grotte de Font-de-Gaume. This cave is known as one of the finest Paleolithic sanctuaries in the world that is still open to the public. Only 52 people per day are allowed in. It contains over 200 engraved or painted representations, many in color, of bison, horses, reindeer and mammoths which proves mammoths and people were living at the same time. There is a fairly steep climb of about a quarter mile to the cave entrance. ...

Canoeing the Dordonge and the Market in Sarlat

A travel blog entry by bstokesdenver on Oct 05, 2014

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... 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 Market and Chateaux

A travel blog entry by bstokesdenver on Oct 02, 2014

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... bread, wine and dessert. I have crème brule and Allen has chocolate mousse. We eat outside in the sun and enjoy the street scene.

After lunch we take an audio tour of the town visiting various sites and learning the history. There are really 3 major times in French medieval and renaissance history. The hundred years war between France and England from about 1350-1450, the Wars of Religion about 1550 between ...

Getting Started in the Dordogne

A travel blog entry by bstokesdenver on Sep 30, 2014

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... to the public until next spring. I’m glad we stopped.

Our last stop is at the troglodyte village of La Madeleine. This prehistoric settlement was discovered by Edouard Lartet and Henry Christy in 1863. Parts of it date to 17,000 years ago when prehistoric people lived in the caves. Over time they added walls and fortifications so that by 800 AD when the Vikings were coming up the river they had ...

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