Sunday, 17 February 2008

Domme


Today's history lesson took us to the bastide (medieval fortified) town of Domme, which was founded in 1281.  The town is perched on a cliff peninsular overlooking the Dordogne river.
Supposedly up to 130 Knights Templar were imprisoned here following the dissolution of their order in 1307 by Pope Clement V.  Graffiti left by the imprisoned knights is still visible on the tower gates.
Domme is pretty touristy sort of place, anywhere in the Dordogne that wants to charge for parking is likely to be swamped by tourists in the summer months.
We had a bitsy lunch paying tourist prices but had lots of fun exploring the town.

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