Finally a little R & R! We had a late breakfast and then went to Pech Merle, a cave that is a beautiful example from prehistory, preserved for some 25,000 years. There are cave paintings of horses, bison and mammoths. There is also the footprint of a Cro-Magnon man. No pictures were allowed-these are from the museum.
We took a boat trip up the Lot River through one of the 9 river locks that are not automated. There is a tow path that was cut into the rock to pull the coal barges along the river. The last picture in this series is of the “English Castle”. During the 100 Year War, the English lived here and had a cave system dug for escape when attacked by the French.