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Travel Blogs from Cucugnan
We parked, left our belongings and headed to the Castle - we took the audio tour. Very interesting...very medieval. We had a great lunch at a small restaurant in the Castle gates called Le Saint Jean. We had dinner next door that evening, sitting outside...which was amazing at Adelaide Restaurant. Wine is less expensive than Perrier!!
Tomorrow we our adventure takes us to Avignon.
... it and after I ponied up in cash opened the boom gate for me.
I've managed to find a radio station that had a predominantly English playlist, mostly from the 60’s and70’s which suits me fine. Today they must have had an ABBA retrospective as every third song was by those perky Swedes. Actually I didn’t mind it and it made me appreciate how may hits those guys actually had. And as an added bonus I could sing along!
I arrived at the ...
... so it's very comfortable, even with jeans on.
The train departed Collioure and arrived in Elne on time, as French trains tend to do, and the trip only took 10 minutes which not only speaks volumes for the French rail system, but French traffic conditions as well.
Changed into shorts and T shirt, left the hotel and turned left up the hill. I thought I'd come to a dead end at the top, but there's a little archway that leads into a small square where I found a ...
... painted statues, walls and ceiling.
Next to the church is the site museum which costs 4.5 euro to enter. This gives you access to Saunier's former home which, amongst other things, has a diorama in the dining room of the priest being served a meal by his housekeeper, who was also apparently his mistress. Next to the house is a garden where Saunier's grave now lies, and a glasshouse-like structure that provides entry to the Belvedere or viewing platform which has sweeping ...
... stairs there will be???!!!???
Well, when I got to this station it was the closest platform....Yay!!!! So, I only had to wait in line to buy my extra reserved tickets. And, Yes!!! The line was a mile long.... and I saw that there was another train leaving sooner, but there were certainly at least 20 people before me, but there were 4 customer service agents. It was going fairly quickly....so why?? was I sweating?? ..oh...because they don't have ...