BEST WESTERN Hotel Athenee
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Today for school we went on an excursion to Toulouse to visit the Resistance Museum and the recently opened Aeroscopia Aircraft Museum.
The Resistance Museum covers three floors and has been operating for 20 years, entry to the museum is free and is very well presented. It caters for both French and English visitors with English handouts provided if you ask for them. Also, there are a number ...
... said they enjoyed the exhibit and took away an appreciation what these men and women did to stand up and fight and die for their beliefs and country when they felt the Vichy Government of Southern France and the German occupation of Northern France was not in their interests. We are all looking forward to returning to Toulouse to visit their Resistance Museum which has received some very good reviews.
After our visit ...
... to their flight south but the French don't talk about him.
Oddly there is a Jewish connection to this story with the Jewish food laws forbidding the mixing of dairy and meat. This was easily overcome in the Mediterranean by using olive oil but as you went north, this was harder to produce so Schmaltz was used - Poultry fat which was made by force feeding geese. Soon they also found that eating the liver of these geese was also ...
... earned smoko. Traci and the kids were happy with the selection of a nice cafe with a large range of French cakes recommended by Bastien, although Nathan and Christophe would have preferred a couple of beers rather than cake!
Much to Roy excitement he came across a Tin Tin store that sold only memorabilia from the Tin Tin cartoon, after much decision making he decided that he would buy a stuffed Snowy dog that he could add ...
... on our way to dinner in Albi we went through a cathedral which dates from the 8th century. We had dinner in a courtyard where the cobble stones may have been laid by the Romans. After dinner we went to look at the huge Albi cathedral, which looks very much like a fortress. We did not get a chance to see inside, but I was surprised that very few of us had ever heard of it. Tomorrow's entry will be a tourist's view of ...