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Report 1939: Chateaux, Rillettes, Sunflowers, Mistral and Tour de France Triumphal Finish

By Anastasia from Canada, Summer 2011

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Page 10 of 28: St Cyprien Market and Rouffignac

photo by my husband

Castelnaud castle with sunflowers

We arrived at our brand new mobile home. A few people in addition to the owner recognized us. He had his family helping and I recognized them too from last year. They did a lot of work in the campground and added 14 new mobile homes. The swimming pool was very well maintained and had a lot less wasps around. The removable solarium on top had very clean glass and looked like new.

After food and essentials shopping at the supermarket, we had a good swim followed by a picnic on our big covered terrace.

The next morning we went to St Cyprien market and parked very close as the market was just starting. We purchased a chicken, some tapenade, some sausage and of course two raspberry tartelettes.

We then headed to Rouffignac for a visit with a few stops on the road for pictures of Castelnaud castle above fields of sunflowers. When we arrived, after getting lost a few times thanks to our GPS, it was the last 11:30am visit. As we waited for our tour an Italian family arrived running from their caravan with three kids. We enjoyed Rouffignac a lot, where we could see not only drawings but also engravings of animals with mammoths in particular, and prehistoric bears' sleeping places. A small electrical train took us inside. The guide's explanations were interesting and the visit was in French.

Then we drove back to our campground for a lunch, siesta and a swim.

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