Sarlat, Lascaux and More in the Dordogne, Episode 46
In this episode we take you to the Dordogne area for the first time. The Dordogne in South Western France is a visitor’s dream come true: within a few dozen miles you’ll see Sarlat, Lascaux (cave paintings!), the Medieval Castle of Beynac, the castle of Castelnaud with its great children’s activities, the UNESCO World Heritage valley of the Vézère with its fifteen pre-historical sites, and the Cro-Magnon village of Les Eyzies. So much to do in this area, we probably didn’t bring them all up. Please add your must-see in the Dordogne the comments after the fold.
On today’s show, Elyse takes us to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bordeaux and tells us a little bit of the story of Eleanor of Aquitaine as well as some of the unsettling parts of the history of Bordeaux having to do with the slave trade. We also go into the things you can visit in Bordeaux, and surprisingly we don’t talk about wine very much! Enjoy the show!
Today we take you to a small medieval village in the south-west of France called Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, in the Lot. Why talk about such a small village? Because it’s stunningly beautiful. And it was voted as France’s favorite village in 2012, which says a lot when you consider how many gorgeous villages there are in France! New today: a slide show of Annie’s pictures Saint-Cirq-Lapopie after the fold. Enjoy the show!