We didn’t like the look of the motorhome aire at Luzech outside a campsite, as it was mainly used as a car park and it wasn’t all that attractive, so we carried on a little further west to Albas, where we parked right by the dam and we found this very pretty and tranquil with the added bonus of a lovely walk along the river Lot. It rained on and off, but we still managed to give Beano a couple of long walks and take pictures of the picturesque village from the bridge near the aire.
The aire is free, but there is also a municipal campsite next to it that would have roughly worked out at about €9.60 for the night.
This morning, we continued on the D660 past Villefranche-du-Périgord and D710, D25, D51 and D31E to Le Bugue, but there was a market on with very slow moving traffic and the access road to the aire was closed, so, again, we had to change our plans and drove a bit further north east to Les Eyzies de Tayac, where we finally stopped at midday. This is a very large aire for €5 a night, payable to the guardian who comes round in the morning, so one can actually stay here for the day for free. We love the location by the river Dordogne and the attractive village with its amazing rock formations and cliffs.
We’ve just been to visit the National Prehistoric Museum for €8 each and it really is worth a visit. We saw, among other fascinating exhibits, the famous Lucy’s skeleton, as well as some very finely carved relieves, Stone Age tools, weapons and jewellery made from bones, shells, teeth and antlers: very captivating and engaging.
The weather seems to have improved again and it is quite a nice evening now.
Tomorrow, we’ll carry on further north to Bourdeilles, south of Brantôme.