9.12.09 - Our fifth day of bicycling and we're ready for our longest day

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Above - Rocamadour, built on the rugged face of a cliff 500 ft above the Alzou Canyon

Below - Seven churches were built into the rock from the 11th to the 13th century

         

         

Below - We walked down from the castle on top through the 12 stations

of the cross, the inner city, and finally, the town at the bottom.

          

Below,left - The "Nut" house and right, Judith at the gallery

         

Below - Judith in the lower town and looking back up at the chateau on top

         

Below - Looking back across the valley at Rocamadour

         

Fred and Judith in Espédaillac, a small village on the way to St. Sulpice

                   

Below - Arrival in St. Cirq Lapopie

St. Cirq Lapopie dramatically overhangs the river Lot,

clinging precariously to a rocky outcrop high above the river

         

Below - Arrival at our hotel in St. Cirq Lapopie

                  

Below - Dinner at the restaurant of the Auberge du Sombral

                   

Below - The steep streets of St. Cirq Lapopie

         

Below -  The 15th century church stands on a rock terrace overlooking the Lot River

                   

Below - The view of St Cirq from the Church above