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Enroute Dordogne, we discovered an old Romanesque church in the town of Montcaret, sitting on top of the ruins of an ancient Roman villa. (8 vertical images stitched side-by-side)
The old Romanesque church sits on top of the ruins, and is undoubtedly made of many stones from those ruins.
The villa was rediscovered in 1827, and dates from about 2-300 AD
Adam and Eve depicted on the side of the Romanesque church.
The doorway into the church, littered with the remains of some celebration.
Interior, Montcaret's Romanesque church.
There is a museum on the site, dedicated to the ruins of the Roman villa.
Burials in later centuries dug through the floors of the old Roman villa which by then was well covered by dirt.
A last look at the church with the Roman villa ruins before it. Now, on to Dordogne.
Swans were all along the Dordogne River.
Girasols (sunflowers) in the Dordogne valley.
La Verperie, our hotel for 3 nights, in Sarlat.
Sarlat Sunrise from front porch.
We entered the Font de Gaume prehistoric cave. No photos allowed, so these are scans of postcards.
Font de Gaume is the last prehistoric cave in France where you can see the real thing. All others open to tourists are reproductions of the real cave.
The paintings are 14,000 years old!
Font de Gaume is very near the village of Les Eyzies de Tayac.
Market day in Les Eyzies de Tayac.