We leave Bordeaux for Sarlat by train ,or should I say cattle train because everyone is packed into a three carriages with push bikes, suit cases , and to many people for the 2 an a half hour trip. We eventually after but now all the taxis are busy ,but with luck a mini bus arrives and takes us into town.
This is a medieval village dating back to 800s and this whole area is the same. We settle in ,then off we go to explore this lovely old town.
Day 2 Shirley and I do our own town highlight tour of the most historic and fascinating places in the morning . We then take a tour to the out lying towns, all of which are date around the same period. These town sit near or upon the Dorgogne river . This was often known as the trade river as it was use to carry cargo up and down to all parts of this region. All the building are sand coloured Limestone and from the 800s to around 1200s were built and complete. The towns we went to were Domme,la Roque Gageac the town built into a cliff which at any time could crumble and fall into the River Dorgogne ,where we had a ride in the traditional river boat called a Gabarre The last town was Beynac built on a sheer cliff face made this town near impossible to capture.
This tour is over and we are on our way back to Sarlat to shower,change and go for dinner .
bye for now
John & Shirley