A few more notes about France

November 29, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I realised recently that I didn't get around to finishing my blog about travelling in Europe last year and here it is nearly the end of 2015.  We continued the road trip in France enjoying a stay with friends in Eymet in the Dordogne and wandering around the many Bastide Towns in the region area.  We visited Chateau, and the amazing Rocamadour, wandered around the markets at Sarlat and much more.

Château de BironChâteau de BironThe Château de Biron is a castle in the valley of the Lède in the commune of Biron in the Dordogne département of France. RocamadourRocamadourRocamadour is an important pilgrimage destination on the path to Santiago de Campostela, and has been for 1000 years.

Markets, SalatMarkets, SalatPopular with tourists, the Markets at Salat in the Dordogne of of France are spread over a number of streets and squares. Château de Castelnaud,Château de Castelnaud,The Château de Castelnaud stands high over the Dordogne valley, with magnificent views of the châteaux of Beynac and Marqueyssac and the medieval village of La Roque-Gageac.

From the Dordogne we continued to Paris and had a wonderful few days.  My PhotoStory, A Walk in Paris can be seen in my Gallery at http://cheridesaillyphotography.zenfolio.com/f616781380.  By the Time I left Paris I was a bit footsore and was looking forward to some rest, relaxation and good seafood at Etretat, a lovely seaside village in Normandy with the most spectacular scenery. Of course as soon as I saw the amazing cliffs I had to go walking again and spent most of my time wandering the clifft tops.

Cliffs of EtretatCliffs of Etretattretat is a popular seaside village in Normandy with spectacular white cliff formations

From Etretat we travelled on to the famous Mont St Michel, the fortified port city of St Malo, and then to Carnac to visit the ancient Menhirs (Standing Stones).  From there we headed to Roscoff to catch the ferry to Plymouth and a stay in Cornwall.  At some point I will revisit my travels in Europe and put together some  Photo stories but for now I have a pressing need to use my Blog for another purpose.  Au revoir.

Mont St MichelMont St MichelMont St Michel is an abbey on an island on the border of Brittany and Normandy. Access is affected by the tides.

St MaloSt MaloSt Malo is a fortified, walled city and port on the coast of Brittany.

Le Grand Menhir AlignmentLe Grand Menhir AlignmentLe Grand Menhir Alignment is located at Carnac in Brittany in France. The menhirs are thought to be from the period 4500BC to 3300BC.

 


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