Explorer Extraordinaire

Explorer Extraordinaire

Another photo from our trip to Maxange Caves, last thurs 4/5/17

Note: Only photos without flash are allowed in the cave (no video, no flash)

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Maxange Caves

Maxange Caves

Another photo from our trip to Maxange Caves, last thurs 4/5/17

Note: Only photos without flash are allowed in the cave (no video, no flash)

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Playing Spot The Parrot?

Playing Spot The Parrot?

Maxange caves logo is a parrot due to the fact that one of the eccentric concretions look like the bird. Can you spot it in the picture below?

Photo taken on the 4th/5/17

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Cave In

Cave In

Following my recent article, http://bit.ly/2p3oTAi, we decided to take yesterday Amelia our daughter and Lucie her best friend, both hard-core mineral/rocks collectors to visit Maxange Caves. The tour lasts 40 mins with commentary in French and you get a hardcopy sheet in english with the key points. They are wonderful caves with stalactite formations we've never seen before elsewhere, very beautiful.

I have to say, if I think back at all the caves we've seen in the area, Maxange is our number one and well worth a visit if you get a chance! Unique and amazing! The place is a true hidden gem!

Photo taken yesterday (4/5/17) having an ice cream outside the cave

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Ride Like The Wind

Ride Like The Wind

Today we decide to pop in Sarlat for the saturday market and following my recent article (http://bit.ly/2nKzsqE), we explored the Green Way Path. Despite a grey sky, we did not get any rain and had a great time. We promised ourselves to return to do the 35km of the Green Way!

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Below, Amelia, our daughter, today, on the Green Way Path.

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You're Gonna Go Far, Kid!

You're Gonna Go Far, Kid!

I ve talked recently about a great family friendly outdoor activity near Sarlat, the Green Way Path: http://bit.ly/2nKzsqE where you can practice your favorite sport or just go for a gentle stroll. It made me wonder about young children and how far they can walk depending on their age.

According to BougerEnFamille.com, here's what you should expect from a child who is used to walk on regular basis :
3 years: 3 km
4 years: 4 km
5 years: 5 km
6 years: 7 km
8 years: 11 km

Don't forget to make plenty of time for breaks (for children under 12 years: 10 to 15mins every hour) and plan adequally since they reckon you need 50% extra time compared to adults.

Wherever we go, we always carry a First Aid kit and medicine like Arnica Montana 9ch, (homeopathic remedy for bruising) along with some hypoallergenic wipes (handy to clean hands and face) snacks like dried fruit, energy bars and juice boxes for our 9 year old daughter. Always be prepared!

And don't forget, you don't need to walk far for an ice cream if you're staying at l'Ancienne Ecole, our holiday accomodation near Bergerac. We're located right in the middle of an historic village and the square with cafés, restaurants, chemist, banks, shops… is only a few steps away.

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Below, photo of our daughter, Amelia aged 4, chilling out !

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Makin' Tracks: The Sarlat/Cazoulès Green Way Path

Makin' Tracks: The Sarlat/Cazoulès Green Way Path

Along The Dordogne Valley, up to the edge of the Lot, the smooth surface of the Green Way Path from Sarlat to Cazoulès is the perfect place to enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities away from the traffic (no motor vehicles allowed): jogging, hiking, roller skating, race cycling, road biking, hybrid biking or mountain biking… for all ages.

Once a railway track, this 35km and 2,5m width path has been transformed to become the meeting point for family and friends health conciencious.

Practical info:

Sarlat is 1h drive from our rental l'Ancienne Ecole in the historic village of Beaumont du Perigord.

Map of the Green Way Path: to download here :http://www.sarlat-tourisme.com/docs/voie_verte_veloroute.pdf
Wheelchair friendly
Numerous shady area to help you to keep cool during the hot summer days 1,5km from beginning of the Green Way, food and drinks can be purchased at the "Le Snack du Bois de Bontemps"
Bike rentals available at the departure : http://liberty-cycle.com/en/ (I ve already talked about Liberty Cycle in a recent article: http://bit.ly/2nm4MLq ) or 5km from Carsac: http://perigordvelo.com/

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A Star Is Born: Maxange Cave

A Star Is Born: Maxange Cave

From the World famous cave of Lascaux The Dordogne Valley has some of the most spectacular prehistoric cave art in the world.

I ve written before about some of them but today I d like to talk to you about one of the most recent cave discoveries and unique in the world for the shape of its concretions: Maxange Cave.

In Le Buisson de Cadouin, between Bergerac and Sarlat, the Maxange Cave have been discovered by accident by Angel Caballero while he was working in his quarry in 2000. The site became classified and opened to the public in 2003. With 30 000 visitors per year and 250 meters of illuminated gallery, it is smaller than its "sisters" but nevertheless not to be under estimated. True masterpiece of Mother Nature, it offers the magic of a display of eccentric concretions of 1,50 meters which is unique in the world. Like stars, they gave the cave the name of "Cave of the Stars".

And what makes this visit so unique is the fact that you get to talk to the founder of the cave itself, Angelo Caballero, since he will your guide!

You can catch a glimpse of Maxange Cave on this video: http://bit.ly/2nNqqWG

Location: 18km from L'Ancienne Ecole, our rental in Beaumont du Perigord.
Opening : from April to Nov

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Another Way To Discover The Night Sky: Astro Cycling

Another Way To Discover The Night Sky: Astro Cycling

The Dordogne valley is a perfect place for cyclists but when you combine this with astronomy what do you get? An astro cycling experience with Liberty Cycle.
Based in Sarlat (1 hour from our rental), this is a relativy new concept: at sunset, head on a secure route out of traffic, equiped like real fireflies (headlamp, bike light and a reflective vest kit.), under the friendly supervision of Guillaume, your guide. This is round trip of 45 minutes to the observation point where your guide will accompany you to discover the night sky. Gaze at the stars and learn everything about constellations, stars ….

More infos: http://bit.ly/2mHcFau

Liberty Cycle is also the perfect place to rent your bikes and your bike kids trailer (huge range of bikes for all ages, electric bikes included) and discover the Dordogne and its treasures under the sun for half a day or full day.
Bonus: You can bring home an unforgettable souvenir since you can shot your own film thanks to a Gopro camera fitted on your helmet!

Here's a video of the daytime tours with Guillaume: https://youtu.be/5TqFOyP0ARU

Contact Details To Book :
Email: guillaume@liberty-cycle.com
Mobile: +33 (0)7 81 24 78 79
Facebook: http://bit.ly/2nUzSXO

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