Friday, October 29, 2010

Dordogne River ...

 ... the waters of the Dordogne carve a sixty or so
 kilometre swathe through the north of the Lot ...
source: tourisme-lot.com
   
... belvédère de Copeyre (238 m) - the cross 'Christ de Mirandol'
by Raymond Subès (1891-1970), one of the most renowned
French metalworkers of the Art Deco period ... 
  
 ... view on the cliffs of Mirandol (228 m) ...
   
 ... view on Cirque de Montvalent (258 m ), where the
meandering river has carved a semi-circle out of the cliffs ...
   
 ... Gluges, a small village clung on the abrupt side of the cliff ...
  
 ... Le Malpas on Departemental Road D114 ... 
... the river boatmen took goods right down to the sea at Bordeaux ...
source: chateau-etoile.net
   
 ... today it is very easy to hire a canoe and cruise down
the river in summer from Gluges to Souillac ...
source: chateau-etoile.net
   
 ... viewpoint Rocs de Monges (239 m) ...
   
 ... view on Rocher Ste-Marie (253 m) - Montvalent,  
Merquey-Haut and Cirque de Montvalent ...
       
... view on Pech del Raysse (257 m) -
Pech del Tour (284 m) and Pech de Lacave (272 m) ...
   
valroc.pagesperso-orange.fr
... site officielle ...

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