Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Rockamadour




The weather was overcast and low 20`s so it was an ideal temperature to cycle the 17 miles to Rocamadour. The rides starts with 3 milesdownhill from Payrac before the long climb to. Cales. Then it a descent to the valley bottom again before the climb to Rocamadour. The town itself is one of the most visited sites in France. If you are in a car you park at top an then either walk down to the old town or pay to use the elavator / lift. 2.5 euros one way 4 euros return. As you would expect from its popularity the town is very busy but still worth the trip.

To get back to Payrac we retraced our steps but included a small diversion to fortifed mill. We arrived back at the B and B at 5.15 and then headed off to and old mill that presses nut oil by the traditional means.

For diner we tried the local pizza resturant. The food was good but wine undrinkable. We should have known you do not get much quality in
a 3 euro carafe.

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