Hotel La Chartreuse
I wake up with bites all over my neck and legs. Must have been bed bugs from the La Peche gite. We spray everything and seek a Laundromat. Then, what fun, figuring out a how to make it work. All clean, we return to the hotel, call a cab and away we go to la Grotto de Pech Merl… featuring cave art 24,000 years old! The ride is breath-taking… the scenery spectacular, with cliffs overhanging the gorgeous Valey d’Cele and the River Lot. It takes forty hair-raising minutes to get there (the cab driver is talking and texting the entire way, through many blind curves). The tour takes 1 ½ hours and then we’re in for more terror on the way back… but we live through it! All told, a fabulous experience. We are blown away by both the sophistication of and the execution of these ancient painting. We arrive back in the city at 1:30 PM. The fare is 130€, worth it. Lunch, bath, nap, and then walk back into town to plot our exit the following morning. The dinner is just OK, but the Wine Buffet is excellent! 5€ each for all you want to drink. Good quality too. Nick has salad, andouille sausage, and ice cream. I have salad, steak and potatoes, and cheese. I give mine to Nick and just eat the potato and tomato. Finally to bed… more scratching… Ugh!