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Sarlat drive to St Remy-- over one day or two?

Sarlat drive to St Remy-- over one day or two?

Jan 14th, 2011, 03:46 PM
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Just looked at your location, nice!

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Jan 14th, 2011, 03:47 PM
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One of Andre Malraux's great contributions when he was Minister of Culture was restoring Sarlat to its heyday in the 17th and 18th centuries. The entire town is lit by gas lamps. Also look out for the salamanders
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Jan 14th, 2011, 04:03 PM
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We have not been to Sarlet at night. But we have been to Carcassonne three times, twice at night--magical. But I think both locations would be --magical. Decisions!!!!
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Jan 18th, 2011, 02:18 PM
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J'aime beaucoup le Fodors Forum!! Seems no matter how trivial the OP thinks the query is, there are experienced and generous members who are able to share thoughts and experiences and opinions.
At last, with the help of you all, we decided to spend that last night in Sarlat and not sacrifice it for an overnight in Carcassonne. We wish we had more time in the Perigord and on this entire trip--alas, work and budget interfere. It's the usual dilemma of those who can't make it as often as they'd like, to places they love or expect to love.

As Stu and others recommended, we'll stop at Carcassonne for a couple hours in the old part, skipping the market in the newer part of town. We'll take Kevin's idea of a stop at Aigues Mortes as well. Leaving early in a.m. from Sarlat, it will be a long but hopefully interesting day to erach St Remy.

I realize about the alternative Millau route. Thanks for the info--for future knowledge.

We will read up on the Carcassonne history so better make use of our limited time there.

Midnightsun, thank you for info on the le Bugue market. Per your recommendation, I just borrowed the Walker book from the library.

Thanks all for the descriptions and photo of Sarlat at night. Those responses made it easier to, at least for this trip, decide to forego overnight at Carcassonne, which we had most wanted to do for the beautiful night lighting. As we're staying right in Sarlat, we'll be doing lots of night time post dinner wandering as described by Aussie.
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Jan 18th, 2011, 02:24 PM
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Meant to say, did *not* realize about the alternative route via Figeac and Millau. Thank you. Time to get out that map ordered per Stu's suggestion , back when we started dreaming and planning this trip
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Jan 18th, 2011, 03:05 PM
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The Gouffre de Padirac is much more interesting than Carcassone, IMO--viewing the latter from a distance is more atmospheric than visiting the usually mobbed streets inside the walls.
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Jan 18th, 2011, 03:17 PM
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Try not to miss Rocamadour. Not too far from Sarlat. Perhaps an hour. Many of these towns are different and lovely to visit, but there is nothing similar to Rocamadour. www.Rocamadour.net http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/rocamadour
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Jan 18th, 2011, 10:15 PM
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Both in one day ? Get a really, really early start...

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Jan 19th, 2011, 03:03 AM
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Thanks Underhill and Iris. Rocamadour is defintely on the must-see list--thank you.
Gouffre de Padirac is near Rocamadour, i think, so we should be able to cpmbine in a day if the cave lines aren't too long.

Kevin--so that is to much for one day? If we dont leave early enough, or get too tired for both, we can return to Aigues Mortes later in the week, after settling in at St Remy. it's about 1.5 hours from there (if cpmputer maps are to be believed). Thanks again for your advice.
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Jan 19th, 2011, 11:53 AM
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Good point. Enjoy...

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