Our Adaptable Adventure – Walking in the rain

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.


  • riainthecity September 24, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    such lovely pictures!

    • thesweetkitten September 26, 2012 at 3:47 pm

      Thanks! It was a lovely place!

  • edithlevyphotography September 24, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    The rain and heavy clouds can make for some very dramatic and vividly colorful images. Well done.

    • thesweetkitten September 26, 2012 at 3:47 pm

      Thanks, Edith!

  • adinparadise September 24, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    So picturesque! Lovely littl etown. 🙂

    • thesweetkitten September 26, 2012 at 3:48 pm

      I agree! 🙂

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