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Jun 30, 2018 - Mid Pyrenees

The further we travel south, the hotter it gets. Today we are in Rocamadour and the forecast for today is 35 degrees. We arrived yesterday afternoon after stopping at Lascaux for a guided tour (in English) of a very impressive and accurate reproduced cave containing the replicas of artwork believed to be 20,000 years old. It was a fascinating tour. There are many caves in the area containing art of this age but many of the original caves are now closed off to tourism to protect the art. We are here in Rocamadour for a couple of days and...

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Aug 14, 2014 - Exploring Rocamadour

This morning we did the usual breakfast thing, at the hotel restaurant. The only significant difference to the cuisine was the lovely Rocamadour goat cheese they had, mmmm yum! We did the usual trick of packing our bags in the car so we could have a quick getaway when we were finished touring. We started off heading down the main (and really only) street. We wanted to scope out how to get the car out of the town, particularly since we'd be doing it in the middle of the day. We walked past a few souvenir shops, and quite a few restaurants...

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Aug 13, 2014 - Rocamadour arrival

The drive I came in to Rocamadour last time for my fleeting visit was quite curly. It was about 20-30km of winding road, and some of it high up on the hills without any secure walls. The worst bit was that the drivers coming the other way, drive in the middle of the road even when on blind corners. This driver, which I thought was the same, was basically a different road. Whilst it was still a little winding, and the drivers coming the opposite way still took the corners too hard, there was very few parts of it which were on the edge of the...

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Sep 4, 2012 - Visit to Rocamadour

Leaving Domme was a bit sad, as the towns we'd had seen were all incredibly beautiful, and both of us wish we could have spent more time there. In terms of how pretty the area was, I thought that it was nicer than the Loire Valley, and it didn't have all the pretentiousness of that area. Alas, we had booked to stay in Toulouse for a couple of nights, with tonight being the first of those two, and the room was quite pricey. We couldn't waste that accommodation. The countryside between Domme and Rocamadour is quite beautiful and quite...

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Jun 17, 2008 - Rocamadour via Millau

As expected, it was with a tinge of sadness that we left St Cannat. Shaun and Heidi have been outstandingly gracious hosts and we have been able to relax to a degree that is not possible in hotel rooms. Our new suitcases proved up to the challenge and the car was soon loaded and ready for departure – on the road at 9.55am. Having a fairly long driving day ahead, we travelled by toll roads – not so much scenery, but a much quicker journey. We stopped at a roadside café complex around midday for a bite and a coffee, and then continued for...

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