We drove very fast from Tours to Les Eyzies because we had a reservation to see a cave (Grotto – Fond du Gaume) with incredible and very old paintings. The paintings are estimated to be between 15,000 and 17,000 years old. They were amazing.

We then went to Sarlat and walked through its medieval section. We visited La Roque-Gegeac, believed by some to be the most picturesque part of France. It is lovely. We also drove through Domme and near Castlenaud.

Tonight was the first night we didn’t have a hotel reservation, which turned out to be a good thing since we did not make it to Bordeaux as planned. Third time’s the charm because the first two places were booked. Then…we had a very difficult time finding a place to eat at 9 pm. The local McDonald’s was closed. We finally found a pizza kiosk in the parking lot of a Home Depot-style store.

Dordogne is in “the book.” It is a river with lots of cute and quaint towns on its shores. Andy would have loved some time to fish, but we didn’t build that into the schedule.


About jewelsworldtravels

I want to see the world! I am armed with the book "1,000 places to see before you die" and I am having a great time. I am also a dog lover and theatre snob.
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