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We are waiting to enter Lascaux II. The prehistoric cave reproduction. We left our hotel at 10:30am, had a scenic drive part of it heading in the wrong direction. We then arrived and had coffee on the river in a quaint town Montignac. The tour will be in English. Very few people speak English and if they do its very limited. Even though we have been able to eat macaroons, soda, beer(les), ...
... of the original cave in construction of the cave and of the cave art. Our English speaking tour guide Sophie, did a great job of explaining all of the details. She was happy as our group only had 25 guests, what she called a "luxury", as most groups are 45 guests. We felt very fortunate to be able to take in all of the wall paintings at a relatively relaxed pace.
We then went back to Domme for dinner and an early exit on Sunday to drive to Carcassonne.
... Les snapped some amazing photos. Then of course we were starving - so we stopped and had lunch at La Petite Tonelle. A really cool little restaurant cut into the rock. Les had fois gras pâté and I had fois gras scallops-the scallops is the version we both love. Warm and garlicky. Then dessert-some dark chocolate mouse over praline crust/really yummy!!! Back to the hotel for a short ...
... cured meats unlike we have ever had, cheese, huge prunes, raspberries, nougat, wine... naturally and that evening we shared the spoils.
The vendors in the market were a friendly lot unlike many of the shop assistants who have been very average. In the patisseries and bakeries we have often received the French disdain, a look that quite obviously says f...off. David has received the biggest pay out when a waiter told him to shut up and listen. Like ...
... situated along the Dordogne. These castles are so well maintained amazing to see the suits of armour and the weapons they used in the different periods. Next day the grottoes. Firstly "Saint Christopher" we saw a video of how the people lived in the per-historic years and then a stroll thru the caves. Then onto "De Cazelle" where the lives of cavemen has been recreated Chateau Fenelon. This chateau showed numerous rooms as they would have appeared in that era. No dust on a ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed