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Nestled at the foot of the south-facing cliff, the pretty village of La Roque Gageac, ranked among the "most beautiful villages of France", is reflected in the waters of the Dordogne. Why not come and discover it, along with some of the other beautiful sites in the valley, from the river, by taking a trip on a barge.
You are at the site of the beautiful Lot-et-Garonne fortified town of Monflanquin, built in 1256, another one of our "most beautiful villages in France". It is framed by covered arches, creating "arcades" that house the shops of artists and artisans and cafés... In the photo you can only see old stone houses but there are also many with timber sides. You have to find the one called "Prince Noir" [Black Prince].
This view of Bordeaux, where everything is about order, grandeur and elegance, is taken from the top of the Girondins monument, the column that dominates the Quinconces esplanade, the largest in Europe. It offers beautiful views of the Place de la Comédie. On the left you can make out the beautiful façades of the Tourny alleys. You are a stone's throw from the "Triangle", the Mecca of Bordeaux shopping and elegance.
Did you know that the water from the Salies-de-Béarn springs is ten times saltier than sea water? The city's salt producers still produce salt destined for the regional market, with the salting of the Adour basin and its famous Bayonne ham, along with the sheep cheeses from the Pyrenees. Their thermal properties are also highly valued. Make your way through the narrow streets of the city, set out in a snail formation. As you make your way up rue Pont Mayou from the river, you'll inevitably stumble across Place du Bayaà, the historic centre of the salt city.
Don't be surprised to see these appear in the bend of a pathway. An expression of Basque funerary art, they are also found outside cemeteries. What's more, they are not necessarily linked to graves. Covered with sculptures and mysterious symbols, the discoid headstones of the Basque Country are a long way from revealing all their secrets.
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