Lot direction. Coming from Brive, we pass through the village of Turenne in Corrèze. Another wonderful medieval village, topped by a castle. We stop time to walk the streets a bit, but we are expected to Pech-Merle. We do not visit the castle and miss the large deposit of fossil shells of Saint-Jacques.
Pech-Merle is a very interesting prehistoric site. Again, you have to book because the entries are subject to quotas. At the interior of the cave some interesting geological formations, but these are obviously two-tone rock paintings that are worth visiting. This cave while others were long known and used a catacomb. However, the cave drawings were ignored, as in the 19th century it was unaware of prehistoric man. Horses and bison are primarily bestiary. But it can be moved by the negative hands and feet footprint aged millennia.
Here are some copies that show how this art is particularly modern.
The museum on the site has a few pieces that recall some of the Heraklion Museum.
Of all the villages visited during the weekend, Saint Cirq Lapopie is probably the most beautiful villages in France. Yet. It is true that after a while, we do not have enough superlatives. As in Rocamadour, a cliff with a medieval village. Here, no Wonder, no castle (Henri IV has done everything to destroy), but medieval houses, again, a lot cliff and down chugging. Manufacturers of taps (barrels) made the fortune of the place. Despite the influx of tourists, walking through the shady streets is nice. Taste the cuisine of Quercy is a delight. We tell ourselves that it's just beautiful
Tags : turenne, saint-cirq-lapopie, lot, corrèze, france, quercy, pech-merle
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