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1:75,000 or 1cm = 1.75km and can be ordered
To plan our walk in the Dordogne we
bought the Yellow series Cart Routiere et
Touristique #329 - Correze, Dordogne which
covered an area from Brive-la-Gaillarde, our
jumping off point, to Perigueu.
The final maps are best bought when
These are the magnificent TOP 25s --
Carte Topographique Itineraires de
Randonnee -- local area maps showing
walking tracks of the locality. They cover
all of France and are very detailed at 1cm
to 250 metres.
It is just about impossible to get lost
with this degree of detail where every
building is shown.
However, they are relatively expensive
and one would generally last for only one
or two days' walk. For example, Top 25
Map 1936 ET took us west from Beynac-et-
Cazenac on the bottom right of the map,
along the Dordogne River and the hills
above it to St Cyprien in the bottom centre
and then to Les Eyzies at the top of the
The important parts of the key are
translated into English.
In general, we were divorced from the
pushing and shoving of busy tourist cen-
tres. We saw a great deal of small parts of
the country rather than rushing from one
"sight" to the next "must do".
We could nap in a field of red poppies or
sit and watch grapes being picked and the
vines tended, then a little later examine a
working mediaeval flourmill or castle
before settling on a very acceptable restau-
rant for wine and lunch.
NO GETTING LOST HERE -- Lou Richards indicates one of the way markers.
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