Sunday, 5 April 2015

AU BORD DE LA DORDOGNE - 4


When the Dordogne reaches the ancient river port of Limeuil it is joined by the Vezere and it then forms two large loops - le cingle de Limeuil and le cingle de Tremolat.  A cingle is a belt or girdle.







This loop in the river results in Tremolat being isolated from the other villages and towns in the south which necessitated the building of two bridges - the road bridge above and the rail bridge to the left.  These were built in the early 1800s.

OJ

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