After breakfast, day at your own leisure in Sarlat, and free lunchtime. Enjoy two optional excursions
Optional excursion 1 - English guided tour of Sarlat
Sarlat was a prosperous town from the 16th to the 18th centuries, but after that, too far removed from the main stream, like the sleeping beauty, it fell into lethargy for nearly 150 years, to wake up again only some thirty years ago when road transport supplanted river and railroad as means of communication. The old facades are now as they were under their magnificent stone roofs and the old quarters have been rescued from their lethargy by a lively and lived-in town. Our architectural treasures are here for your admiration just as the centuries have handed them down to us. Today your are invited to discover a town of serene beauty that you will not forget, where you may wish to return, or even settle.
Optional excursion 2 - English guided tour of La Roque Saint Christophe troglodyte site
Halfway up a cliff stretching 87 yards high and half mile long, La Roque Saint Christophe is located in the Dordogne at Peyzac-Le-Moustier, between Les Eyzies and the Lascaux caves of Montignac. Here, man began occupying the site as early as prehistoric times, at the base of the immense limestone wall; in medieval times, a fort and troglodyte city took shape here. The surprising tour will enable you to understand the configuration of troglodyte dwellings. Kitchens, places of worship, ingenious civil engineering machines that really function: all this is beautifully reconstructed and explained throughout the tour, making this troglodyte village an open book on 55,000 years of human survival. A large-screen 3D projection on the terrace traces the development of the cliff through the ages: don't miss it!
Enjoy dinner at the hotel