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Day 5 - A busy day of visits includes seeing: the Cave de Rouffignac (250 prehistoric cave drawings) and the Gouffre de Proumeyssac, Cathedral of Crystal in the morning. We will have lunch and a visit of Sarlat. Returning to the Vieux Logis you will be enjoying the rest of the day and having dinner on your own.

Day 6 - Another day of seeing the sights includes the Château de Beynac, a historical monument dating to the 13th century. We will also tour and have lunch at the Château des Milandes which was a previous residence of Josephine Baker. Afterwards, we'll view the Roque Saint Christophe. Then it's back to the Vieux Logis and dinner at les Eyzies.

Day 7 - On our drive back to Bordeaux, we will enjoy, a visit, wine tasting and lunch at Château Larivière in Fronsac. We'll then go on to visiting the medieval village of St Emilion, and the winery, Chateau Clos Fourtet St Emilion Grand Cru. Checking into Les Sources de Caudalie, you'll enjoy dinner on your own.

The Dordogne
The Dordogne region of Southwest France is one of the most beautiful and popular regions of France. Châteaux, forests and gardens, beautiful medieval towns and villages, unspoiled countryside, rivers and caves are just some of the reasons why the region has been attracting visitors for many years. There are many famous sights in the Dordogne, including caves, the Marqueyssac gardens and medieval Sarlat.

This region of France has hundreds of caves ('grottes' in French) that fall into two categories - those that are famous for the prehistoric paintings they contain and caves that are more renowned for their rock formations - stalactites, stalagmites and other curious shapes formed by the effects of water over thousands of years.

The Lascaux II Caves at Montignac are internationally renowned caves situated north of Sarlat. Lascaux II is a copy of the majority of the famous prehistoric paintings contained in the original Lascaux caves. The replica paintings have been made using the same materials and techniques as were used for the original paintings 19,000 years ago. The paintings at Lascaux are probably the most highly renowned cave paintings in the world. The copy was made because the original prehistoric paintings were being destroyed by the breath from thousands of visitors. The cave paintings are mostly pictures of large animals, and include the 'auroch' - a now extinct early relative of the ox.

An interesting château to visit is the Château des Milandes, Castelnaud-de-la-Chapelle dating to the 15t Century. It was famously restored in the 1930's by the legendary music hall star, Josephine Baker. There are exhibitions and displays in this landmark that commemorate the life of Ms. Baker who played a significant role in the resistance during World War II.

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