07-12 Sarlat, Rocamadour, Figeac and Bouziès (Saturday, July 12, 2014)

 

Overview

Sarlat – starting point
Rocamadour – town build on a cliff
L’Hospitalet – hamlet of Rocamadour
Hotel restaurant Le Belvedere – our lunch stop
Figeac – decipher of Rosetta stone – Jean-François Champollion – was born here
Cabrerets – site of Pech Merle cave
Bouziès – tow path carved in stone river bank
Hotel Les Falaises – our destination
Le Chemin de Halage – towpath


Saturday, July 12

Hour by Hour

[15 vs. 9]
[Initially recorded SUN, 2014-07-13 04:26 EST = 10:26 here in Bouziès]

 

 

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10:51 – We are ready to depart Hotel Le Madrigal (50 Avenue de Selves) at 11AM – €70.54 – AmEx

 

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I already made a reservation for the hotel in Bouziès in Lot region

 

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11:33  Supermarket Leader Price (€20.93 – MC) and driving along busy streets of Sarlat.

 

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12:11- Another giant supermarket (E.Leclerc Sarlat – €2.50 cash – 5 croissants).  We entered from Avenue de la Canéda.  We love this giant supermarket chain, because they often have free garage parking, and free restrooms – very important for any solo traveler.

 

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TEXT 01 Salade Vegetarienne (€10) and Salade Niçoise (€13)

 

13:20 First picture of the day. We stopped at  L’Hospitalet – a lively crossroads point with a major view on Rocamadour

This  place deserves a special mention.  It is very convenient lunch spot.  It is right on the road.  It has a plentiful road side parking.  It has all the vitality of an expensive resort with expensive prices.  It has several restaurants facing the cliff view of Rocamadour.
14:54 Hotel restaurant Le Belvedere (L Hospitalet) – Lunch at a hamlet of Rocamadour with a view of Rocamadour –(€34 MC)

 

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16:00 Figiac – Free parking and walk on the giant Rosetta Stone. Free pointless bus ride on a free bus.

 

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18:30 Driving on a small narrow road to Cabrerets with hollows in the stones and stone arches and super narrow pavement with 90 km/h speed limit, and houses build into the stone walls

 

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19:17 Check-in to the Hotel Les Falaises, Le Bourg, Bouziès
This is a spectacular place.  Located on the rived bank of Le Lot.  It has everything for a relaxing stop-over.  Even outdoor pool.  Even parking for such a tight space area.  Room have a new windows with a good view to other side of the river.  Road leading to the holel is along a cliff, and that cliff is full of secret passages and galleries.  Very interesting.  But the main reason to stay here was the proximity to Le Chemin de Halage (the canal towpath) – a hauling path carved in the cliff of the river bank.

 

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22:13 Time well spent at vegan place at Le Jardin de Cabrerets, Restaurant and Salon de thé, Cabrerets – very, very good food and very special experience – €47 MC.  It is hard to be vegan in France.

 

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23:45 Nederland vs Brazil 3:0. Nederland takes 3-rd place

 

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  1. 07-04 First Steps in Paris (Friday, July 4, 2014) (2014/07/04)
  2. 07-05 Paris - View from a sharp angle (July 5-6, 2014) (2014/07/05)
  3. 07-07 Paris - Père Lachaise and Saint Denis (July 7-8, 2014) (2014/07/07)
  4. 07-09 From Paris to Beaugency [bo:zhensi:] (Wednesday, July 09, 2014) (2014/07/09)
  5. 07-10 Beaugency to Uzerche (Thursday, July 10, 2014) (2014/07/10)
  6. 07-11 Uzerche to Montignac and to Sarlat (Friday, July 11, 2014) (2014/07/11)
  7. 07-12 Sarlat, Rocamadour, Figeac and Bouziès (Saturday, July 12, 2014) (2014/07/12)
  8. 07-13 From Bouziès to Albi (Sunday, July 13 2014) (2014/07/13)
  9. 07-14 From Albi to Toulouse and to Auch (Monday, July 14 2014) (2014/07/14)
  10. 07-15 From Auch to Lupiac (birthplace of D'Artagnan) to Tabres (2014/07/15)
  11. 07-16 From Tabres into Spain and Pyrenees (2014/07/16)
  12. 07-17 Reaching for the highest point in Pyrenees (2014/07/17)
  13. 07-18 Monastery in Yesa, Navarra (Spain) (2014/07/18)
  14. 07-19 Back to France - Busy Biarritz (2014/07/19)
  15. 07-20 SUN - Bordeaux - city with large squares (2014/07/20)

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