We drove North to the Dordogne, on Thursday.
This is Rocamadour, an amazing village and church built in to the side of a limestone gorge in the Eastern Dordogne.
We parked Mavis at the top of the gorge, close to the village of L’Hospilatet, just behind the old chateau. There were a few other motorhomes spending the night here.
There is a quiet limestone lane behind the chateau, perfect for walking the dogs.
This is the pilgrimage church of Notre Dame, rebuilt to its current state in 1479.
We took the funicular railway halfway down the gorge side, dogs and all.
And stopped for a glass of vino blanco in the sun, in a restaurant frequented also by the local clergy.
This is the main street of Rocamadour which slopes down to the valley floor.
Ivy covered house in lower Rocamadour.
We climbed back to the top, dropped the dogs in to guard the motorhome, and spent 2 euros each to get on to the chateau ramparts at the top of the gorge.
Chateau from below.
The Chateau clock.
The guard dog. Just pretending to be asleep.
Looks lovely in Rocamadour – were you allowed to take your dogs into the village itself?
Yes….the Krays came with us….no problem.