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Sep 3, 2012 - Oradour-Sur-Glane & Perigueux

We left Chenonceau, and I had plugged in the details to get to a stop we were making on the way to Perigueux. We were going to visit a memorial site called Oradour-sur-Glane. The night before I took a look at some maps, and did some rough planning of our route. I figured we'd take the tollway\motorway west, almost in line with Tour, and then south to Poitiers. Unfortunately for us, the Tomtom GPS likes to take you the fastest possible route. Normally, we wouldn't have cared less. However, today the GPS had us cutting through single lane...

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Oct 4, 2005 - Puy en Velay

You would think two adults who have grown up in the mountains would realize that setting out to explore the mountainous regions of France in October may not be the best idea. We were enamoured with a photo of Puy en Velay in the guidebook and so headed in that direction from Lyon. First, we found out that 90% of the 10,000 French campsites close September 30; second, we found out that Puy en Velay is sitting at about 1,000m in altitude. This presented a bit of a challenge and resulted in naïve Canadian travelers (us) parking in a farmer's...

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Sep 4, 2004 - Périgueux, do you want to tour? - Voulez- vous visiter Périgueux?

French then, English version Pour ceux qui n'aurait pas encore le privilege de connaitre Périgueux, voici quelques détails sur la ville: Il y a environ 35 000 hab et située à 120 km à l'est de Bordeaux. Périgueux a plus de deux mille ans. C'est une ville moyenne très moderne avec de superbes vestiges gallo-romains, des quartiers style moyen âge et Renaissance. Périgueux est le chef-lieu du département de la Dordogne et tire son nom d'un peuple gaulois, les Petrucorii, qui occupaient toute la région et qui est mentionné pour la première...

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