From dawn to noon a steady and hard rain precipitated upon us.
Thus, the morning part of the biking turned out to be very very wet.
|This is how I felt after hours in the rain.|
We slowly worked our way along the Dordogne ...
... and eventually ascended a long and very steep hill ...
to Château des Milandes, the castle once owned by Josephine Baker.
She was an unusual US/French entertainer from 1925 to 1975.
|Miss Baker's way to fame was a beautiful voice, a great humour and an exotic nudity.|
|Josephine Baker as the hostess in the castle's dining room.|
|In Paris in the late 1920's the codex about ethnicity was very 'liberal'.|
After Les Milandes we descended and proceeded in beautiful sunshine along the Dordogne with grand castles and perched villages seemingly everywhere.
|Château Beynac from the 12th-13th centuries.|
|Château de Castelnaud.|
|La Roque-Gageac squeezed between the rocks and the river.|
Today we've seen a lot of beautiful and lush landscape. This region has so much to offer the inhabitants as well as the visitors.
We are now in Sarlat-la-Canéda, and will stay here for two nights. Sarlat has a large and superbly preserved medieval downtown area where we took an evening stroll before going to bed.