Carrie on Cajarc !

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  1. Carrie_Cat

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    Coming soon ;)
     
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  3. Carrie_Cat

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    saved for me :goodvibes
     
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    Oooh you big tease! :rotfl: Looking forward to hearing about your carjac! :hug:
     
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    Well it took longer than expected but here is my first attempt at a TR ....Not of DLP as I think I've bored you enough with my photos and ramblings of my many (half) day visits over the past 2 years.

    This is a journey in France to show you a bit of a region that I didn't know at all and that we liked so much we will be returning to for the 3rd year in a row at the start of May. Previously we went in June but this year June will see us somewhere very very different but more on that and the trip that's in my ticker later

    Cajarc is in the Lot and it's around 600km from us. Very easy to get to as it's nearly all autoroute.

    The Lot is part of the Midi Pyreenes region and has borders with the Corréze, Cantal, Aveyron, Tarn et Garonne and the Dordogne which is very popular with the English

    On the way you can leave the autoroute and visit towns that you pass by such as Orleans, Bourges, Chateauroux, Limoges, Brives

    We normally stop at Limoges for lunch and so I'll start there :goodvibes
     
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    Limoges is a city that many people know because of it's porcelain

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limoges

    Here's a few pictures of the streets and the mixture of old and modern

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    They have trams too

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    This is the Halles (Indoor market) and it gives on to a square where we ate lunch - You can see it in the top of photo n°2

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    You can also see several of these around

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    Limoges (as is Cajarc) is one of the places that is on the Way of St James or in French Pèlerinage de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Way_of_St._James

    and the scallop is an emblem. It's also apt as Saint Jacques is the French name for scallops

    We found that one near a old covered market which had been reconverted into a gallery - they have kept all the details including these beautiful mosaics

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    Limoges looks wonderful, I love photos 2and 3 of the streets :love:

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    Limoges is beautiful, love the mosaics.
     
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    Hello :wave2::wave2: and thank you for reading :goodvibes

    Limoges was really nice and I look forward to exploring the other side of it this year when we stop for a couple of hours.
     
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    When you come off the A20 at Labastide Murat for the last 40km to Cajarc you find yourself on small roads that cut through the Causses de Quercy National park.

    The scenery goes from flat fields into deep valleys with lots of craggy sides.

    This is where you start losing your phone connection :rotfl:

    We know we are nearly there when we get to see these 2

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    This is an amazing place which is about 20 minutes from Cajarc

    http://www.saint-cirqlapopie.co.uk/heritage/listed-mediaeval-village

    The medieval town of Saint-Cirq Lapopie, with thirteen listed historic buildings, is one of the most beautiful villages in France. Perched on a cliff three hundred feet above the river Lot, St. Cirq Lapopie is one of the most important sites in the Lot Valley.

    Chief town of one of three viscounties of Quercy, Saint-Cirq Lapopie was divided among several feudal dynasties in the Middle Ages whose dominant families were the Lapopies, the Gourdons and the Cardaillacs. As a result, several castles and fortified houses were built, each ever stronger, dominating the feudal village.

    Below the fortress, the village of St Cirq, enclosed by fortified gates, includes many beautiful old houses whose facades of stone or wood were built between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries. They are characterised by their steep-sloped, flat tile roofs.


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    Enjoying your TR, your photos are wonderful with beautiful old buildings & amazing scenery. Love the multicoloured cow in the 2nd last photo. :)
     
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    Hello :wave2: and thank you :flower3:

    Here's a close up of that cow, it was in front of a museum

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    It looks lovely Carrie - all so typically French.
    I love France and especially exploring little towns like these. Ive never been to that region though

    I especially like the 2nd photo in post 11 - the little restaurant - again typically French and the type of place I used to love eating at
     
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    Hello :goodvibes and thank you for reading along.

    We chose this part of the world by chance and it really did touch our hearts. This will be our 3rd visit in 3 years and we even talk about buying something down there for later on. :love:

    Will crack on and finish it - Figeac is coming up
     

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