Gramat and other pictures from France

By now, you are probably wondering how I got to go to France. Another lucky business trip. At the bottom of the page, there are pictures of the town we stayed in for our week of work in southern France. But there are more pictures before we get to that.

On the way to Gramat, we stopped for a quick tour of the Chateau of Chambord. Believe it or not, this was originally intended to be a hunting lodge when it was built in the 1500's.

In the middle of the humble hunting lodge is a double spiral staircase with two separate staircases that spiral around each other.

Here is the center of town in Gramat (the official destination of our trip) as seen from my hotel room.

The hotel we stayed in.

Near Gramat is the even smaller town of Rocamadour which is built into the side of a cliff.

The streets of Rocamadour are very narrow, like in most towns in France. This particular town has small gift shops, restaurants, and stores selling local Foie Gras (duck liver pate, which doesn't taste as bad as it sounds).

Rachel liked her souveniers. A Paris Tweety Bird cup and a twisty straw with an Eiffel Tower shaped cow.

Links to more pictures of France

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Created 02 Sep 06