Sarlat-Le-Canéda to Rocamadour

Thursday was another lazy day. We packed up and left our Chambre de Hôte. On the way out of town we stopped to do laundry.

It was a short scenic drive to Rocamadour. Rocamadour is a medieval town and pilgrimage site built into the side of a cliff.

Rocamadour

We had to park and walk so that we could find the hotel and get directions for how to get there with the car and also where we could park. It turned out we had to go through a narrow gate and down a pedestrian walkway.

Rocamadour
Rocamadour

I don’t know how many times we have had a best meal of the trip but our dinner was certainly one of them.

We started with duck foie gras for Duke and mackerel for me. Duke and I always trade plates halfway through. Both dishes had perfect combinations of flavors. Now that we have had foie gras several times I realize that some are much better than others which I guess should be obvious.

Duck foie gras, figs and raspberry preserves
Mackerel salad

For main course Duke ordered a filet steak and I ordered venison stew. They were both tender and flavorful. We couldn’t agree on which was better.

Steak with autumn vegetables
Venison stew with a peach on top

Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

3 thoughts on “Sarlat-Le-Canéda to Rocamadour”

  1. I’m salivating looking at your food porn!!! Go to le Gouffre de Padirac if you have time – an underground river in a large cave system where mediaeval people hid during French/English wars I think. Also there’s a real cave you can visit – not a replica although Lascaux is fantastic – font-de-gaume has wonderful cave paintings using the shape and texture of the walls!! A must see before it’s closed from visitors!!

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    1. Mandy, I knew you had explored this part of France but I forgot. I wish I had emailed you for advice before we left. Ah well maybe next time 😊 we did see some lovely original cave paintings farther south, Niaux.

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