Category Archives: Heather and Tina

Finding Josephine Baker in the Perigord

After calling in at our little Puy-L’Eveque market and buying some good sharp knives, local saucissons fresh fruit and vegies, including our first lot of local chantrelles one day, we set of for the Château de Milandes. The closer we … Continue reading

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Rocamadour – a cliffhanger

In terms of perched, Rocamadour has to be the winner of first place. In fact it seems as if it hangs on the side of the cliff rather than perches – like a woodpecker halfway up a tree. For over … Continue reading

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From the ancient to the medieval

Although we felt we travelled a long way from 30,000 odd years ago, when we saw St-Cirq-Lapopie perched on the cliff across the other side of the river, we felt we were still in some other age, long past. Even … Continue reading

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A gallery of very old masters

Sharon and Tina started making a list of all the things to do in the Lot, and high on it, was to see the prehistoric paintings in the caves so plentiful in this area. With the day looking a bit … Continue reading

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Visiting Toulouse-Lautrec at Albi

The monolith of the Cathedral of St Cécile dominated as Albi hove into sight. 113m long and 35m wide and with a 78m tower, it is the largest brick cathedral in the world. Back in 1209 the Catholic church initiated … Continue reading

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