There are two luxuries Julie and I splurged on during our Dordogne tour. One was to spend a night in a hilltop chateau en route Albi to Cahors. The other I’ll divulge later.
Day two on the week-long car tour from Uzes to Tours, through the Dordogne with my long-time friend, Julie, was hurried and hot–35 degrees centigrade. Happily, we ended up in total luxury–a chateau!
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Albi to Cahors
Château de Mercuès near Cahors is a dream come true! The thirteenth century chateau with its vineyards that produce superb Georges Vigouroux wines is a haven for travelers in search of history, truffles, saffron and Malbec.
Starting the Dordogne Auto Tour – Albi to Cahors
After a stop and start, scenic ride from Albi, through Galliac, Montauban, Lauzerte and Cahors, we landed at the Chateau in the late afternoon. Had we known better, we would have gone straight to Cahors, spent time there, then we would have enjoyed a more leisurely visit at the chateau. Oh well…now I’ll just have to go back sometime!
Here’s just a sample to whet your appetite. More details later.
Tomorrow, Sarlat! Stay tuned…
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