Les Plus Beaux Villages de France – The Most Beautiful Villages in France Tour
Friday the 28th of April 2017 and ‘Day 10′ of our travels.
A bit of background on Capdenac-le-Haut:
“Capdenac-le-Haut is in the Lot Department in southwestern France. It has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Located just 4 km from Figeac, the village of Capdenac is erected on a rocky outcrop which overlooks a majestic meander of the River Lot.”~Capdenac Tourist Information.
Capdenac-le-Haut, France – Day 10
We started the day with French toast with strawberries and scrambled eggs – not altogether I hasten to add.
Amanda decided to climb onto the window ledge in the gite to take a photo of a bird of prey, while I watched on, terrified that she’d fall out as she’s not exactly known for her agility, she constantly trips over nothing and often ends up in the A&E. 😀
Amanda did the driving today as I was tired. Our first port of call was Capdenac-le-Haut and I actually walked around this one, albeit very slowly.
When you are parking the car in the shade of an 11th-century castle, you know you’re onto a good thing.
The weather was fair so we took a slow walk around the entire village, which was delightful. One highlight was the discovery of the main square which Amanda loved because it was called ‘Sully Place’, her son is called Sullivan.
There was a war memorial in the centre detailing the many lives lost in what is essentially little more than a hamlet.
Capdenac-le-Haut had a few other surprises. Occupied since prehistory, local legend has it that this ancient fort was Uxellodunum, the last Roman Gaulish stronghold seized by Julius Caesar, but I think that’s now been debunked. There are certainly the remains of Roman baths, 240 steps (old and dangerous steps) down the cliffside but unfortunately or fortunately, these were closed. Maybe next time. 😀
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Thanks for visiting.
Touch of Cinnamon
2 thoughts on “Capdenac-le-Haut, France – Day 10”
Nice selection of photos from an interesting period of time, and place.
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Thank you for the compliment and for stopping by.
There are some truly beautiful towns and villages in France. I’ll be posting some more in the coming days/weeks from the same trip. 😀