We boarded the canoes in Cenac and disembarked near Beynac. A beautiful way to see the Dordogne and have a relaxing time on a wonderful afternoon.
Boarding the canoes Canoe Livery
On the river Canoe Livery
Lois and Barry getting underway Canoe Livery
On the river looking up at the Chateau de Beynac Canoe Livery
At the end near Beynac Canoe Livery
Nancy and Francis unloading with Ruth and Jim next up Canoe Livery
Canoeing the Dordogne Le Port de Domme 24250 Cenac Tel: 05 53 28 22 01
CAVE OF ROUFFIGNAC
From Wikipedia: The Rouffignac cave, situated within the French commune of Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac in the Dordogne département, contains over 250 engravings and cave paintings dating back to the Upper Paleolithic.
You're not allowed to take pictures inside the cave so these are some being sold in the lobby.
Photos of the contents
Photos of the contents
Photo of the contents
Photo of the contents
Cave of Rouffignac 24580 Rouffignac Saint Cernin France Tel: +33 5 53 05 41 71
We have run across a lot of weddings on our tours. Sarlat isn't an exception.
Gathering the children
Here comes the bride
Almost to the church
ORADOUR-SUR-GLANE - I - THE RUINS
From Wikipedia: On 10 June 1944, the village of Oradour-sur-Glane in Haute-Vienne in then Nazi-occupied France was destroyed, when 642 of its inhabitants, including women and children, were massacred by a NaziWaffen-SS company. A new village was built nearby after the war, but French president Charles de Gaulle ordered the original maintained as a permanent memorial and museum.
We spent several hours visiting Oradour-sur-Glane. As we entered the town there is a sign asking for silence as you tour. It is, after all, a memorial.
The first part of the town is ominous. The buildings and their content have been left as they were in 1944. Cars are rusting in place. Several building even have personal items such as sewing machines, tricycles and tables untouched for 60+ years. The pictures in this section are a sample of what we saw.
There are a number of website that give further information. One I found isn't fancy but has a lot of the details and a ton of pictures...http://www.oradour.info/
One very sad and final note. The people responsible for this atrocity were never punished!
Reminding us that this is a living memorial
Equipment left untouched
Looking back from the church
Inside the church
The main alter
A side alter
Melted bell with the clanger infused
Cars just waiting for a driver
Oradour-sur-Glane - I - The Ruins
ORADOUR-SUR-GLANE - III - THE CEMETARY
The thing that hit the hardest was the cemetary where the people murdered are not just names. Display upon display with the same date of death and PICTURES of those lost. How could something so evil have happened?
Pictures of children Cemetery
A family that died Cemetery
Three of the Lamige children 15, 7 & 6 Cemetery
Memorial to the Milord family Cemetery
Oradour-sur-Glane - III - The Cemetary
Market Day is spectacular. The market stretched from one end of Old Town to the other. Food (both for future use and to eat immediately) was everywhere. There are also a good selection of local products. We took more than 3 hours to go from one end to the other and back again. Okay, that included lunch, but it is one heck of big market.
Start of the Saturday market
Clothing and more
Not even half way through
Inside the `church`
Fresh and a lot of choices
Candy by the slice...YUM!
And then we had lunch
Walking back to our hotel
ORADOUR-SUR-GLANE - II - THE CRYPT
The Crypt is a collections of items recovered in the days immediately following the massacre. There is a central feature is the start of the displays. The remaining displays are in small alcoves on the outside walls.
It was originally intended that the crypt was to house remains of the people murdered. It was later decided to turn it instead into a memorial and museum.
The final picture is of a portion of the list of the people murdered. The person's age follows their name. To bring home a tiny piece of the terror, note the Texier family. Their 8 DAY OLD baby had not even yet been given a name!
Every day item melted and fused Inside the crypt
Spoons and cups Inside the crypt
Scissors and thimbles Inside the crypt
Linda next to a display Inside the crypt
Money Inside the crypt
Linda (Blue left), Ruth and Francis in the Lobby Inside the crypt
An the children... Inside the crypt
A portions of the list of people murdered Inside the crypt
Oradour-sur-Glane - II - The Crypt
BRASSERIE LE GLACIER (DAY 1)
Dinner after a long day
A good place to eat
Brasserie le Glacier (Day 1) 9 Rue de la Liberte 24200 Sarlat-la-Caneda Tel: +33 5 53 29 99 99
BRASSERIE LE GLACIER (DAY 2)
Yup we ate at the same place the second night as well.
A bunch from our group
Jim and Ruth were there also
Nancy and Francis about to dig in
Oaky...us as well
Jan and Jack as well
More of our group
Brasserie le Glacier (Day 2) 9 Rue de la Liverte 24200 Sarlat-la-CAneda Tel: +33 5 53 29 99 99
ET 1001 SANDWICH
Local restaurant and cafe
We had lunch at the 1001 Sandwiches after walking around the town. Small and quaint with a really neat statue looking over it all.
Cro Magnon man status
The main street
Info about Cro-Magnon man statue
Street Advertising - Du Foie Gras
Street Advertising - Another Foie Gras
ET 1001 Sandwich 1 Chemin Sept Freres 24620 Les Eyzies de Tayac Sireuil Tel: 05 53 05 29 17
LUNCH IN MORTEMART
Figuring out the measurements
Good food and fine furniture
Eating full blast
Beautiful local flora
And the fauna
We were traveling a long way to Sarlat and the afternoon was going to be disturbing so we stopped for for a picnic in the very small town of Mortemart. Basically, a single street, a market square, a tiny park, good food and good friends.
Lunch in Mortemart
Our room (final view)
Out our window looking toward the market
Hotel Montaigne 2 Place Pasteur 24200 Sarlat Tel: +318.104.22.168.88 FAX: +322.214.171.124.71