Chateau de Larroque
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After rising this morning about 8am we proceeded to pack up our things and clean the apartment. We had a 12:30pm train to catch and had to leave by about 11am to get to the main line station for the TGV. Lucky we got there early as we were a bit confused by the platforms and the carriage numbers. We found the right train, but didn't realise the carriage numbers were displayed in small almost ...
... multiple jet fighters (Jaguars, Migs, Mirage and Straighter to name a few), an Airbus A300B, and the Airbus Super Gupy heavy cargo plane which is wider than it is long. Not only are there aircraft to view but a number of interactive exhibitions such as flight simulators, design your own aircraft, and movies.
We are glad we went when we did as there were no crowds with only about 15 ...
Like all good things, this mini-break had to come to an end and for us, the last blow out was a leisurely lunch at La Florida, a lovely restaurant which had passed from Father to son who had jazzed it up a little to make it a more modern place.
The interior is white and bright and after a little table rearranging we were all sat down for a feast.
Much fine food was had - I settled for lamb which ...
... and Fulham although there are distinctly less men called Tarquin with their Rugger shirt collars turned up and bizarrely less large four wheel drive cars. The area looks quite like England with deciduous trees and rolling farmland but is much more open as there are less walls and hedges and the villages are mainly Bastides - fortified medieval towns build mostly in the thirteenth and fourteenth century.
There is a huge pride ...
It wasn't our intention to go by motorway, but the sat nav decided that the quickest way was to take us almost into Toulouse and then out again.
As we got closer to Gimont, I noticed that the IGG board said that there was a 'convoi' tonight. That would be too good to miss.
The town of Gimont was immediately familiar to us and we remembered the location of the aire. ...