After a lovely drive through the French countryside past farms with free range ducks & 'blonde' cows until we got to Cahour on the River Lot where we visited a local farmers's market & admired the picturesque riverside. I bought a lovely necklace there Asa memento of our time in France. We then moved on to Rocamadour, a famous pilgrimage spot with beautiful chapel steeples & medieval stone houses. It was also the home of another well known Black Madonna. The town was moulded into the hillside on 3 levels, very unique in it's structure & layout. Here we went for a mini tourist train ride nearby which gave a different perspective. Charlie & I climbed right to the roof of the church on top of the hill where there was a dramatic view right up the valley & beyond, you can see why it would have been a valuable fortress site in centuries past. Brive the town we were staying in had a lovely feel & was very relaxing both afternoons we were there. On Thursday we ventured to Lascaux where we saw 17000 year old cave paintings which were only discovered by some young mates during War 2 in 1941. The original cave is now off limits due to carbon dioxide damage from early tourists. But luckily a perfect replica has been made which gave us a great insight into this wondrous discovery. Our guide there was great, very informative & passionate about her treasure. We then stopped for several hours in the delightful village of Sarlat which was filled with small shops filled with fois gras & other local fare followed by a relaxing walk both there & back in Brive. What a lovely area the Dordogne region is!