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 from 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 searching 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 late afternoon. Had we known better, we would have gone straight to Cahors, spent time there, and 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…
For more on the Dordogne
7 Days In Dordogne: Lascaux to Brantôme