Loire to the South of France travel blog


May 9, 2014

Another good breakfast...finally got my chocolate-filled croissant style roll...and wonderful granola!

A short hour up into the mountains to a cave where we were able to see cave drawings and carvings that are 13,000 years old!! It is called the Rouffignac Cave. We rode a subterranean train with a guide. We saw carvings and drawings of bison, horses, woolly rhinoceros, and mammoths.

Weather did not cooperate for canoeing, so we did a guided boat ride instead. Eye-candy for a guide.

Picnic lunch in the park right along the river...yummy salad again with our cheeses and leftover bread. Wandered around the quaint little village admiring the flowers and architecture and goodies in the shops. Stopped for a glacé before we sat in the park waiting for our ride.

Back on the bus, Rolinka threw out the possibility of canoeing (weather had turned sunny) for those who had their hearts broken not going. About 10 people really wanted to go (canoed down the Dordogne River from Cenac to Beynac) so the rest of us (MaryJo and I opted out of canoeing) rode the bus up behind the castle in Beynac...took photos, rode back down and wandered through the little village.

Our bus driver is a genius maneuvering through these narrow streets and curves. I am holding my breath a lot and hoping it makes the bus narrower! I cannot believe that cars are able to pass by us!

Back to Sarlat and the wine shop and a small terrace at the hotel. Then we went to dinner at Rolinka's favorite place here in Sarlat. Food was good...dessert was decadent. What can it say...we are in France!



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