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Jun 18, 2014 - Prehistoric cave art, a walled city and the ocean

The Dordogne region is known for its many caves with prehistoric cave art. We visited three cave sites. The most famous cave is the Grotte de Font-de-Guame. It is the last cave in France still open to the public that has multicolored prehistoric paintings. The paintings were made by Cro-Magnon people about 15,000 years ago. We were able to view red and black bison painted with local minerals using the caves natural contours to give dimensions to the paintings. This cave is limited to 80 visitors a day and it is advised to arrive several...

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Jul 9, 2011 - Market Day in Sarlat

July 9, 2011 It is Saturday in Sarlat, so it is market day! The pedestrian only streets we toured for the last two days were transformed into a tight sea of little canopies and booths with a large variety of food, trinkets, utensils, practical items, and impractical ones. Susan and I just wandered all through the markets looking over the wares (“winkling” as it is called by Rick Steves guides, to avoid calling it shopping—a no-no for a Rick Steves tour), noticing the street scenes, and finding some of the photo ops that we hadn’t seen the...

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Nov 17, 2007 - Cook in France

Cook in France is a week long cooking course that I went to. It was held at a regional property in the Dordogne region of France (the closest big town was Sarlat, which is marked on the map). I had a lot of fun this week. The course participants were all people from the UK and Australia, so english was spoken all week (which was very nice). We cooked and of course ate a lot of great food. I will have to share some of the recipes when I get back. A small taste for what we made: - Oven-Dried Plum Tomato and Goats Cheese Tarts with Sage...

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