Category Archives: Vézère-Dordogne-Lot

Gallery 2: Vézère, Dordogne & Lot

The tower of Pope John 22nd, directly adjacent to our hotel | Cahors The tower of Pope John 22nd, directly adjacent to our hotel | Cahors Église St-Barthélémy | Cahors Église St-Barthélémy | Cahors The doors of Cahors | Cahors | Cahors | Cahors The cathedral | Cahors In and around the cathedral | Cahors […]

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Gallery 1: Vézère, Dordogne & Lot

The great adventure | Ready to board! | München well-needed shut-eye | in a train Preparing for "landing" in Paris – 2 1/2 hours late! | Paris Werner's first – very quick – glimpses of the Seine | Paris The lady in this office was so nice to us and got us tickets on the […]

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14: Les Galantes Redux

Breakfast at the hotel was as strange as dinner had been the previous evening. We had to wait quite a while for our coffee and when eventually the wait-lady plunked our baguette down on the bare table (and mind you, we were seated at an outside table whose cleanliness was questionable) – we stared at […]

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17: Champs-Élysées with Police Escort

Oh how sad, our last day. Up and at ’em very early to catch the 6:30 train to Paris – although I don’t think either of us slept a wink. Once again very thankful that the hotel is across from the station.Realizing that Werner had never really been IN Paris before (our rushed hour on […]

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16: Back to Bordeaux

Since we had such a short distance to ride, we slept in and took our time getting ready. Our breakfast was ample and tasty but by far the most expensive of the trip (15€/person!). The high price was somewhat offset by the very interesting surroundings – we dined amidst historic wine pressing and bottling equipment.After […]

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15: The Longest 7km

We made it down to breakfast shortly after 8am. Once again, lovely homemade jams (apricot, kiwi-lemon and green tomato), excellent bread (crusty outside, soft inside), first-class coffee and a small pitcher of orange juice for each of us.After a stop at the boulangerie for water, sandwiches and fruit, we were on our way. We followed […]

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13: Hotel Wierdness

Once again, we didn’t exactly get an early start – it was 9:45 by the time we were ready to head out. Breakfast was definitely a step above that of the previous day: the bread and croissants were fresh from the boulangerie, the jams were homemade and we sat on the rear terrace of the […]

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12: Vineyards and Sunflowers

Breakfast at Hotel Henry consisted of dry-as-a-bone bread, packaged jams and mass-produced croissants. Oh well, you can’t win ’em all…We didn’t get away until 9:15 and with stops at the boulangerie for water & snacks and a photo stop across the bridge out of town, it was nearly 10:00 by the time we started our […]

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11: Dance of the Dragonflies

Despite our good intentions, we got started later than we’d hoped. On the way out of Cahors we stopped to take pictures of Pont Valentre and then followed the signage for the Véloroute Valée du Lot. It was nice to be on a real marked bike route – the first few kilometers ran directly along […]

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10: Overnight in the Pope’s House

Today we took the well-deserved opportunity to sleep in. By the time we breakfasted, packed and checked out it was 11:00. Since we had some time to kill before our train to Cahors, we headed to the bend in the river just down the hill and spent an hour and a half relaxing on the […]

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