Monday, May 4, 2009
Day 16 - Dordogne and our residence, The Duckhouse
We are 35 miles north of Sarlat.
One week is hardly enough time to visit all of the the Perigord Noir area. We are in the midst of history, ancient castles and fortifications, prehistoric painted caves, natural beauty, and great cuisine. We are saving money therefore by renting a vacation house for this week. We are pleased that we have a car because despite the fact that there is good train coverage of the area, most of the allure of the Dordogne is found in the countryside. The map above shows the relationships between Sarlat, Les Eyzies, and Montignac, a golden triangle of history and prehistory. It doesn't take much driving to cover this area, the distance between Sarlat and Les Eyzies is only 10 km.