Hotel Balladins Foix Confort
Travel Blogs from Foix
... people sometimes say when they talk with people who have the southern accent; they can “hear the song of the locusts in their voices”. Jeanne had invited us for lunch with her sister Michelle, and we had accepted with pleasure.
We arrived just after noon and caught up on the news: the first item of which was the invasion of insects they are undergoing – a small winged insect previously unknown in the region which is infesting her ...
I am dripping wet in water the temperature of a sunless planet where heat no longer exists. I am chilled to the bone. I feel like an ice cube, freezing solid. As my body regains heat from the burning sun beating down on my head, a voice in my head whispers out "Fight back destroy your foes regain your pride". I feel a rush of energy so powerful that it feels like a gift from the almighty and powerful gods. I ...
... to drink. What a magical place. We were unfortunately stopped in our tracks by a valley filled with a steep thick sheet of melting snow. It was too risky to cross (although some braver people did!). I decided that with the tread on our shoes wearing a bit thin and the possibility of another snow slip, it would be in our best interests to turn back. It was still a fabulous day, capped off by our meal at the Michelin Star restaurant, Le Viscos. The chef, who is ...
... cards. With traffic accumulating behind and many suitable, and unsubtle, gestures from the drivers, I waited for an assistant to walk across the 8 lanes to open the machine and change my notes to coins. On the freeway again and I was at Sardac within the hour. A friendly welcome, a dinner of duck and salad and copious wine began a VERY pleasant stay.
Wednesday I started my sightseeing. There are prehistoric caves about 80km away through Foix. The GPS ...
The helicopter rescued 2 people from the car, ( Rob thought one was a child) using 4 aircrew, then landed on the local football filed , where ambulances took them to hospital - either in Foix or even Toulouse.
We had a grandstand view of the whole drama from our perch.
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Pets allowed