Lascaux is of course the cave famous for its pre-historic paintings. These days one cannot see the original, but instead can tour a replica, Lascaux II. And of course pictures of the outside are boring, and one cannot take photos inside, so to see what it's like, take a look at the official web site. Instead, here are some pictures of the surroundings.
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||Montignac, in the heights above which was found the Lascaux cave, by four local boys in 1940, looking for their dog. The town is on the River Vézère.||
||The Bellevue restaurant above Lascaux, looking down into the valley below.|
Some sights around the Bellevue, which was delightful in every way: view, food, service, friendliness:
|Through an archway, a view afar.||A little shepherd's shelter, constructed of limestone blocks and with a roof of lauze, or schist rock slabs.||Benjamin with a canine friend.||One still sees these old-European-style no-seat toilets around. Note the places for one's feet! One could argue these are more sanitary...|
A panoramic view from the restaurant: