Our challenge today consisted of two things.
First was to find a Lavarie, a laundromat. Not easy to find in a medieval town dating back 1000 years. Fortunately, modern conveniences have come to Sarlat, and with a bit of confusion we found one we had seen of the way in. Was it this street? Or the next street? It was just near the steep hill? No it wasn’t. Yes it was.
In the end, no it wasn’t…. We used the washing and drying time to find the back alleys and explore. No point sticking to the main routes, as quaint as they may seem. The trick is to find an alley way and walk up it. Little gems such as restaurants, tiny shops, and really old stuff is generally the reward for the adventurous.
Our next challenge is to find our next accommodation in an out of the way place.
Castelnau De Montmiral, France, and we need to travel via Cahors, another old town, maybe we will find lunch there.
These are from Sarlat and Cahors.
Indeed we did find lunch in Cahors.
And indeed the best places in these towns are off the main street.
School kids were on their lunch break, and making all the same noise Aussies kids do, but in about ten percent of the area Aussie kids do. And the high schoolers were sneaking out for a smoke, but along cobbled streets many hundreds years of years old.
We instructed the GPS to not travel via Toll Rounds, and instead travelled via tiny out of the way lanes and villages in rolling valleys, cows and vineyards until we came across our village for the night.
Perched on top of the hills, we are in an old castle. It’s chilly outside and with the clear skies it will be a col night but the views are spectacular, as you will see.