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Travel Blogs from Carcassonne
... Mum. After this, we walked around the castle walls and we were going to go up even higher but it cost 8€ each so we didn't bother. We then went back to the campsite to get ready to go out on a bike ride. It was a big cycle path which went around the castle, over the river and into the town before coming back again. During the bike ride, we got bread for dinner, ice creams and smoothies. By the time we got back. it was really hot and I was ...
We were recommended to visit an African safari nearby - a drive in and walk thru safari where animals from bears to lions roam freely.
It was an hour's drive and it was an interesting park. The weather was very hot to make it authentic!
We spent the whole afternoon there and drove around twice, the second time the animals were out and waiting to be fed!
... old city.
After the visit, we went for a cool and refreshing boat trip on the Canal du Midi for 2 hours, which took us out to the tree lined avenues and pass 2 canal locks.
We returned to our chateau hotel for a pleasant dinner in the gardens.
We decided to avoid the tolls and take the scenic route to Carcassonne today.
Carcassonne is a double-walled city that was originally built around 1000 BC.
It was largely inhabited by the Cathars, but it was pillaged during a crusade
and left in partial ruins until it was rebuilt in the 1800’s. Most of the shops
inside are very touristy (lots of restaurants and souvenir shops and even a
Best Western), but ...
The main attraction in Toulouse is the Capitolium or Town Hall. It is located in a large square with restaurants and shops all around it. We went for a walk down to the river Garonne and then went back to the square and ordered a beer at one of the restaurants. We didn't realise that a medium beer was half a litre. We resolved to order petite beers in the ...