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... Even the 53 towers and barbicans that top the walls. They have even reconstructed the timber structures that were temporarily added during the times of battle to allow rocks to be reigned down on those trying to attack the walls. It was fascinating. Even the kids were spellbound by it all. The village which sits inside the walls is also full of beautiful buildings, mostly occupied now by ...
... 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.
... hotel the next morning, we decided to head over to the newer part of Carcassonne and walk around downtown. We walked over the "Pont Vieux" (old pedestrian bridge) and through several streets before stumbling onto a central park where we a found a Ferris wheel. We couldn't resist it. Since we were literally the only ones on the ride, they let us stay on for what felt like an eternity. And while it certainly wasn't an adrenaline-pumping attraction like we ...
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