Chateau de Cavanac
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We are here for a couple of days and we visited the old city of Carcssonne, famous for its "double walled" fortification - where a city was protected inside them.
It was a hot and sunny day, we walked across from the new city half an hour by foot, and had lunch inside the walls of the old city.
After the visit, we went for a …
... he died in September 1209 at the tender age of 24. Over the years the property has been handed to Kings of France and was set up as a strategic military fortress. By the 18th Century it was totally abandoned and was becoming a ruin with people taking whatever they could ie, stone, marble etc. In 1844 the State appointed architect Eugene Viollet-Le-Duc to oversee restoration work. He undertook a complete study of the fortifications and in 1853 the first part of the restoration ...
... to the Canal du Midi which was built in the 19th century to link the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, this canal joins with the same canal we visited in Moissac a couple of weeks ago. The canal has got Nathan and Traci thinking that this might be a nice trip to take on a future holiday!
We then found the gothic styled Cathedral of St Michel, this large cathedral has an interesting history after initially being built as a parish church, then later fortified for ...
... journey even if it was very typical of every other medieval town,
including San Marino and Mont San Michel. It made a pleasant end to
the day and the end of the holiday. We dined outside yet again, in a
small square jammed full of dining tables from at least four
restaurants. We finally wandered back to the hotel, well after
darkness had fallen, admiring the flood-lit ancient city walls.
... route. Because of this got caught in the rain…….
Breathed a sigh of relief once again when I arrived back at the hotel.
Very quick at the pharmacy, not like at home - wham, bang and 5 boxes of drugs later (3 different drugs) and 21Euros I was out the door again - used to waiting for ages at our pharmacy when you take a prescription in.
The doctor said Roger should be fine to travel on Sunday, but may be a bit of a ...