Travel Guide to Dordogne: Hints, Finds and Faux-Pas
Travel guide to Dordogne
Travel guide to Dordogne
After six days in Dordogne with my Colorado friend, it was time for the grand finale. We threw caution to the wind and took our first hot air balloon ride over the Loire Valley, visiting the Chateau at Chenonceau no less. The tour of the Château at Chenonceau […]
What a day! A visit to Chenonceau ended our tour on a high note. My traveling companion and long-lost and found friend from grade school, Julie, and I put some serious miles behind us. We drove over four hours straight from Sarlat to Tours. I’m dropping Julie off […]
Caves, canals, and missteps describe day four of the Dordogne seven-day adventure. Overcast and rainy weather changed our planned route for day four of our Dordogne seven-day adventure Good thing we are driving. Instead of Rocamadour, we headed for the painted cave at Lascaux. The route to Lascaux from […]
On the third day of the seven day Dordogne tour with my friend since kindergarten, we finally got it right. We narrowed down the “to do” list for our seven day Dordogne tour to a manageable number of places to see in one day. We came up […]
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 […]
wandering through Dordogne
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