After stuffing ourselves with as much hotel breakfast as possible from the copious buffet (croissant, boiled egg, toast and delicious homemade jams including 'nèfle' (medlar), yoghurt, kiwi), we left Rocamadour and headed off towards Plus Beau Village Conques via Figeac.
The hotel owner suggested we take a detour to Lacave and see the castle perched above the river Dordogne, so as we weren't in a hurry, we did. It was worth the detour.
|Castle at Lacave, Lot|
|Spied along the road|
|Arriving in Conques|
We fancied this house which was for sale although the pronounced leaning to the right of the top floor is a little worrying. Still, it's been there since the Middle Ages, so it's probably good for a few hundred more years yet... unlike the rubbish most of us live in today!
|The top section of this house leans worryingly to the right|
|Pretty houses which overlook the valley|
|Photo opportunities at every turn|
|Not sure why the banisters are on the outside of this house. Any ideas?|
|This local resident looked happy to have the place to himself|
After clocking up nearly ten thousand steps, we left Conques and continued on our way, stopping to take a photo of this stunning house.
|How gorgeous is this?|
|What on earth is this?|
|Can you see the faces in the muddy deposits?|
Once on the autoroute, we made good time, although there was drifting snow being blown onto the road by strong winds, and it didn't look good for drivers coming later. The Plateau de Larzac is definitely a wild and woolly place!
It was quite a trek over to the Lot for the weekend, but it felt like we'd been away for longer, and it recharged our batteries nicely.