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Always Good. Have used this chain many times and not disappointed.
Simple, clean, affordable
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After Carcassonne we headed away to find a restaurant that Patrick and Jerome had raved about. Best Bean Cassoulet in the world! Took a while but we found it, and Eric the chef, who informed us that they were fully booked and couldn't seat us today. Never mind.
Headed in a roughly southwest direction looking for back roads to Andorra. …
... of Mysteries of the Rosary. Then we went down to the grotto, actual site of the apparitions. Folk lined up to touch the walls, worn smooth by millions of fingers; water trickling out of the rock; a statue of Mary and a huge candle holder. Then we looked at the candles, held in huge barrow-like structures. They burn hundreds of tonnes of wax every year. Next we saw folk lining up for their turn in the baths. You can be immersed ...
... roads, depressing (even in summer), pay and park everywhere, and I believe there is even a **** tax these days. The place is just covered with litter with
roadsides, car parks, public places generally, needing cleaning. And those bloody hedgerows on rural roads. You get no view of the country side you are driving through. I could go on!!!
If you enjoy seeing the odd example of native fauna like we do, you will be disappointed. The only wildlife we saw ...
... to the
nearest garage where they would charge not much shy of 1000€ to repair and we
still had to get home. The recovery truck turned up really quickly, but I had
to negotiate for them to take us home at a cost of 200€ so that we could do the
repair ourselves and get back at a reasonable time.
The driver worried us a bit. He had a bandage on his arm and
explained that he had had a cat scan that morning ...
... sick and immobile in wheelchairs and buggies, being pushed by nurses and /or nuns. Some were queuing for water from taps near the grotto(you buy the bottles beforehand) while others were queuing to be immersed in the water in private bath areas and others doing stations of the cross! Candles were burning in designated stands( of course bought from stalls up the hill). And that's before the candlelight procession even starts tonight! Dinner tonight at our Hotel Della ...