Discovering and photographing the unknown beauty of Europe
After our very short visit to Rennes-le-Château, it took us a very long time to get back to Les Eyzies. We had gone east for The Viking’s escapade and now we had to go back west, about 300 kilometers on local roads in very heavy rain. We were back around 1am.
As you can imagine, we didn’t get up very early the day afterwards. Since we were still tired and it was rainy, we decided to make only one excursion. I wanted to have a closer look at Montignac, a village we had passed a couple of times on earlier excursions:
There are several villages with the name Montignac in France, so make sure to choose the right one when programming your GPS. The complete name is actually Montignac – Lascaux. Indeed, the prehistoric caves of Lascaux are just a couple of kilometers away from here.
Montignac is a pretty small town, which is split in two by the river Vézère. Both parts of the commune are linked via a bridge that dates from the 18th century. There is also a medieval castle which was partly destroyed in the 19th century; only one of the towers is left. If you are interested in castles and prehistoric caves, Montignac is actually a good starting point.
Here are the other pictures!