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... were a few children out for Halloween, but the real tradition around this time is for people to visit their relative's graves and place flowers and say prayers, so the local cemetary had pots and pots of beautiful flowering chrysanthemums.
The next day, after a final walk to the river we left Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne and drove on a mix of large and small highways, some winding through small, very quiet villages, to our next destination, Saumur, on the bank of the Loire ...
Well, we arrived at Uzerche and of course it was a Friday night. They were erecting the dodgem car arena and preparing for their market in the place where we stopover so no room for us, or peace either. A further 20km down the road we found another place, new to us, ...
In movies, cavemen are those big, hairy guys who live in caves and say Grrrr. Yeah, that creates an exciting movie but, it's not real. People never lived in caves. They were too dark, too deep, too wet, too cold and, if you built a fire, you'd smother! However, early people called troglodytes did live on cliffs in carved out little spaces called shelters. I went to one of these troglodyte villages called La Roque St. ...
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. ...
... bison, horses, woolly rhinoceros. There are more than 250 animal figures drawn or engraved on the walls of the underground maze, ending with the great ceiling, where you get out of the cave and the guide shines a torch at the amazing cave roof covered with the paintings. Many of the animal images seem to intersect and the technique and detail is incredible. Even more astonishing is that they date the drawings back to 13-14,000 years ago. Very cool to be standing in a cave ...