France '05

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Organ pipes in the west end of unidentified medieval church in Tours
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Unidentified medieval church in Tours, surrounded by a modern museum.
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An even older church in Tours, parts of whch date to Roman times. Can't remember the name of this one either. We were hot and hungry.
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Another unidentified church in Tours noticed in passing.
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Houses in Tours along side the Loire.
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Country side in the Dordogne valley, nearing Sarlat.
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Country side in the Dordogne valley, nearing Sarlat.
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Friday. Wake up in the medieval town of Sarlat. Note the generously wide streets. Tour busses drove these streets.
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A tourist (note the shorts) in front of the Sarlat post office.
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An estate near Sarlat.
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Typical Dordogne valley woodland.
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Entrance to Le Font de Gaume, the last cave with polychromatic stone age paintings open to the public.
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A view up hill from Les Eyzies' main drag. The National Museum of Prehistory is out of frame to the right.
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Les Eyzies main drag.
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At Les Combarelles, a cave with realistic prehistoric relief carvings of the same period and style as cave paintings elsewhere in the area.
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A reproduction of carvings in Les Combarelles in the National Museum of Prehistory.
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View of the area surrounding Les Eyzies from the cliffside walkway outside the Museum of Prehistory.
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View of the area surrounding Les Eyzies from the cliffside walkway outside the Museum of Prehistory. Note the bridge over the Vezere river.
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Old church in Saint Leon, a tiny medieval village we stopped in while driving around the Vezere valley. The first chuch on this site dates from the 3rd or 4th century. This is a romanesque church built, I think, around the 8th century. It was restored after the adjacent Vezere flooded in the 1960s.
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Old church in Saint Leon.
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Interior of old church in Saint Leon.
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The Vezere in Saint Leon.
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Streets in Saint Leon.
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Privately-owned castle in Saint Leon.
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The Vezere near Saint Leon.
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L'Hotel Ville in Sarlat.
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Saturday. Market day in Sarlat.
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Market day in Sarlat.
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Streets in Sarlat.
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Indoor market utilizing Sarlat's medieval church.