Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Hanging Gardens of Marqueyssac, Dordogne Valley

Next stop, and a recommendation via the comments from one of my readers to visit one or both of the Gouffre de Padirac or the Gardens of Marqueyssac. The Gouffre is a cave, or rather a hole in the ground 35m across, into which you descend 75m, contains a partially navigable subterranean river which you can explore. Alas, at this… Read more »

The Cliff Hanger of Rocamadour, Dordogne

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I skipped Figeac, deciding it didn’t have enough to offer given the time available, and headed straight to Rocamadour. I’ve read variable reports on this village that clings to the side of gorge cut by the Alzou river, a tributary of the River Dordogne. Some say it’s a tourist trap, and not worthy of the attention. I’d have to say,… Read more »

Sainte-Eulalie in the Valle de Célé, Lot Valley

Bright and early start this morning, as lots to try and fit in (not sure of there is a pun there). Continued along the Valle de Célé towards Figeac, and found this quaint village of Sainte-Eulalie with its medieval priory building, and a collection of charming little stone built houses.

Lots of the Lot Valley

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A slow day of pottering around the Lot Valley which was a delightful experience. Very unspoilt, lots of vineyards (although I resisted) and charming stone built villages. I ventured through the Valle de Céle, a tributary of the Lot, a lovely gorge with huge escarpments right up to, and in some case overhanging the road. The houses were literally glues… Read more »