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Thoughts on this Dordogne Self-Guided Hiking Trip?

Thoughts on this Dordogne Self-Guided Hiking Trip?

Feb 2nd, 2019, 01:45 PM
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Probably not, because so many visitors are school-age kids who will have finished their summer vacations. But I haven't gone in September and never with a group of 5, so hard to say. It's not hard to contact them by phone or email and ask, though.
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Feb 2nd, 2019, 07:45 PM
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Thanks. We will probably try to get advance tickets to Lascaux IV, just to be sure. I hear what you are saying about Font-de-Gaume. I do want to see "real" cave paintings, not just the replication. Next best option?
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Feb 2nd, 2019, 10:28 PM
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Thanks. We will probably try to get advance tickets to Lascaux IV, just to be sure. I hear what you are saying about Font-de-Gaume. I do want to see "real" cave paintings, not just the replication. Next best option?
Rouffignac, but I think that it requires a car because it is about 2 km. on a dead end road from the village of Rouffignac which is also somewhat isolated.

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Feb 3rd, 2019, 12:13 AM
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There are a few chromatic paintings in the Grotte du Sorcier in St-Cirq. Your next best bet is to take a long daytrip (or overnight) to Pech-Merle (stay in Cabrerets).
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Feb 3rd, 2019, 02:13 AM
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just to reinforce the view of Cahors, lots of hills around (I think I've cycled up most of them) there are better walking areas. Also Headwater, TravelInn offer good services. If you are still doing a walking tour I'd get the hotels to arrange taxi luggage movement and THEN consider if I wanted to hire a car for the start or end of the holiday. You don't need to ruin everyone's day doing the driving back and forth and the saved when not having a car (paid to an international company) will be happily absorbed by local taxis. It just feels like a nicer holiday.
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Feb 3rd, 2019, 09:41 AM
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I think Pech Merle is much more interesting than Font de Gaume. It has cave paintings (including 5 hand prints) and stalactites & mites.



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Feb 14th, 2019, 01:11 PM
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Hi all, thanks again for your input. To clarify, we are not doing a formal walking tour. Instead, planning more of a self-guided vacation, with walks being a key part. We do plan to have a rental car, so will be able to get places more easily. I will check out Pech Merle, see if that is a place we want to go to. Lots of options!

We will do a bunch of planning between now and September - I will probably come back to this thread as we get closer to the travel dates to put some final thoughts together. Thank you again for your help.
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