Vezere at Les Eyzies: Photograph by Will Tenney
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Vézère at Les Eyzies

While on a bicycle trip through the Perigord region of south central France, we spent a day in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac on the banks of the river Vézère, a town made famous by the first discovery in 1868 of 40,000 year old skeletons of Cro-Magnon humans. The Vézère flows gently through a long twisting valley rimmed with limestone cliffs with many caves in which early humans developed a sophisticated artistic style. Cave paintings in Le Font de Gaume in Les Eyzies and the famous Lascaux cave, up-stream from Les Eyzies, are stunning in their realism.

Standing on the bank of the river, I was entranced by the reflection of clouds and trees on the opposite side.

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