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Les Eyzies

Yes, I bought this at the Monday market.

Molar from a mammoth

Neanderthal or Berkeley student in the 60s?

View from the museum

View from inside the restaurant

Cat at the restaurant/hotel entrance

Watching the 3D film before entering the Grotte

Stalactites and stalagmites

Doors of St. Leon

Doors of St. Leon

St. Leon

St. Leon

St. Leon

Eglise St. Leon

Eglise St. Leon

St. Leon

St. Leon


Monday took us on a 1.5 hour ride through the French countryside to Les Eyzies to visit the Museum of Prehistoric History. Before we did that, though, we went to the Monday market and I bought a tablecloth in the pattern pictured, plus one in the colors of blue and gold. Wonder why?

The museum kicked us out at 12:30 so they could have their long, leisurely lunch until they reopened at 2:00pm. What did we do? We hightailed it to a restaurant, managing to snag a table before the entire occupants of a tour bus took all the seats. We all enjoyed the “Plat du Jour” - others had fois gras and escargot as their starter. Being the person I am, I had a Caesar salad with Poulet. And I had Creme Broulee for dessert.

From there we headed to the “Grand Roc” to do a tour of the Grotte. It’s amazing what dripping water can do when it comes in contact with limestone.

Finally, we stopped in the small town of St. Leon on the way home. The Catholic Church there was built on the ruins of a Gallo-Roman villa and was built on the site of a place of worship going back to the beginning of the Middle Ages. The current building dates to the 11th-12th centuries. It is one of the most outstanding Romanesque churches in the Perigod. The town had lots of lovely doors which are pictured here.

Once home, we had another light supper and retired early. Tomorrow we return to Paris.



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