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Cahors, France

Written on: Sunday September 15th, 2013

A journal entry from: Europe 2013

Zipping through central France and arriving in the Dordogne valley makes us realize all the more why we like it so much here. The south has a certain atmosphere not found in the rest of France. To begin with it's warm! Even though the skies are cloudy we are able to walk around in short sleeves for the first time this summer. The warm weather means the town markets, which are wonderful places to pick up some of the bountiful produce of the area, go all year. Then there are the beautiful towns and buildings made from the golden yellow sandstone found in the area.

Before leaving Brittany we made a quick stop in Carnac to see it's fields of menhirs, the largest concentration of such prehistoric artifacts to be found in all of Europe. Before entering the true south we stopped off at Cognac to sample some of the local produce. Then on to the Vézère valley to wander around some it's prehistoric sites followed by a stop at at the marvelous market in Sarlat. Before leaving the van in Cahors and training north to begin our walk we stopped in to visit Violette, an old friend from our first years in France, at a town on the Lot River call Puy L'Evèque.


From Carel on Sep 16th, 2013

Incredible photos-those caves look amazing.Such an interesting area to explore.Take care. xo

From Sharon B. on Sep 16th, 2013

Yum and lovely villages and terrain. Would love to be there. Thanks for taking us along vicariously.

From Marie on Sep 18th, 2013

Héééééééééééééé!!!! Vous étiez pas très loin de chez moi (Eauze). Je vois que vous aimez toujours autant notre pays comme moi j'aime toujours autant le Canada. Bon séjour au pays des petits frenchies!!! Bises.