Tag: Perigord

The other cool stuff – road trip roundup #7

I’ve been meaning to write about a few final places from my summer road trip which simply can’t be missed, or that at least deserve some comment. First of all, Lascaux II. If you’ve ever seen a prehistoric cave painting,

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Chateau de Beynac – road trip roundup #6

What’s a road trip around a European country if it doesn’t involve a castle? Chateau de Beynac can now be added to the long list of castles I’ve visited. The castle overlooks the Dordogne river, and its prime position has

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La Roque St Christophe — road trip roundup #5

One of the most amazing marriages between nature and humanity is la Roque Saint Christophe: Europe’s largest and oldest cave dwelling site. As uninteresting as a long, shallow dent in a rock sounds, la Roque Saint Christophe is actually really

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Marqueyssac gardens — road trip roundup #4

Before I tell you about this place I visited, I have to tell you a few other things. Firstly, my mum likes gardens. If I was to go on holiday with my mum, I would tell her that I don’t

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Le Gouffre de Padirac – road trip roundup #2

Le Gouffre de Padirac is possibly the most beautiful natural landmark I have ever seen. A gouffre (pronounced ‘goof-rrr’) is a cave, and this one is massive. Apart from stalactites and stalagmites, the gouffre offers an underground boat ride at

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