Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse
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Heading into the Pyrenees again where we know it will be cooler, even cold at night, but we like that. A good day yesterday at Collioure where we explored a little by motorhome and now feel we know a little more about the place. Remember to look for the camping/Aire place the other side of the bay that we could ...
... a town as you can imagine right on the still-warm sea. After a nice look at the town and lunch, we drove up into the foothills of the Pyrenees. There we took a page out of Rick Steves' book and hiked up to a looming old watch tower- now being used to bounce cell phone signals around the area. Still, the view from the top back down over the valley of vines, coastal towns and Mediterranean was ...
... so we followed the trend and ordered the 'set menu', which was of course too much food and as the price was low, very ordinary too. Our destination was Rocamadour, where we had visited during our first trip to France. The best way to describe it is that most of it's buildings are built on the side of a cliff. For hundreds of years the town had been a centre for Christian pilgrims, specifically to see the Black Madonna in the Chapelle Notre Dame. ...
Much higher inland we made a bit of a long detour to a town we had eyeballed for ages, long before we began this journey, and it was just unmissable. Turns out we were so right because Carcassonne has to be the best Schloss town in all of France!
There are 57 witch hated towers that decorate the town and 2 layers of white stone walls that guard a whole other fortress inside.
In peak ...
It being a very hot afternoon, I turned on the air-con in a moment of guilt and trembling joy as the cool air immediately started to blow on my face and give me goose bumps on the back of my neck, and drove off, slightly indirectly again, towards Limoux, Quillan and finally Fa. In the process of getting lost in Carcassonne one final time a French song started on the radio but the Chorus was in English and went like this: "Always lost in the city, always lost ...