The Vézère valley is where the cradle of "modern" humans stood. In 1868, at about 1 km from our hotel, archaeologists found a grave with remains of five humans.
Reconstruction of the discovered skeletons but at the original grave site.
The bones and skulls showed the humans to be just like us even though they were about 30,000 years old. In the local Occitan dialect a 'cave' was called 'cro' and the cave land was owned by a man whose name was Magnon. Et viola – the Cro-Magnon humans were born. 

Interpretation – based on the finds – of how the five Cro-Magnons looked.
The visit at the Cro-Magnon cave included a self-guided tour in the forest clinging to the very steep rock face above the cave. Absolutely beautiful, and the weather was at its best!
Near the Cro-Magnon site, Eva spotted this little fellow at work:
A Hummingbird Hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum). This is a rather poor-quality snapshot that doesn't do justice to the fast and silent moth with a looong snout.

Nearby but in the other direction from our Hôtel de France lies the Pôle International de la Préhistoire, also worth a visit. 
Neanderthal man
 Focus of this museum is on the Neanderthals and the Cro-Magnons of the Vézère valley. 
Cro-Magnon man
Interpretation and presentation is to a large extent done by means of digital methods.

Tonight we will be dining at Le Vieux Moulin (the old watermill), followed by preparing for tomorrow's stage to Vitrac. – Stay tuned!