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We woke up early today and headed to Carcassonne. As we drove through the country side we finally hit the major road and stopped for gas. Due to us not speaking French and the cashier not speaking English, it took a little while, but we did eventually get gas, expresso and croisants for our journey. Also Diane accidentally ended up in the Hommes (mens) restroom of which she made a hasty exit. The drive from ...
... s New Castle) which was invested twice during the Albigensian Crusade. The first time was in 1211 when the Counts of Toulouse and Foix besieged the Crusader leader Simon de Montfort here. Louis XIII ordered the castle demolished in 1623.
There is a castle-like structure west of the Moulin du Cugarel called Chateau d’Eau (the Water Tower) which I walked to, but this appears to be a private residence. I did meet a very friendly dog on the way who stuck his ...
... this is one of the culinary highlights of the trip so far.
Next was a small round of chèvre served with a drizzle of honey on the side of the plate. I've got to say I'm not a big fan of goat cheese, but when served with something sweet (like the cherry jam at La Chaumiere in Quillan) it really is quite palatable.
Once again, I ordered the nougat ice cream for dessert. Honestly, I can't get enough of this, and once again it didn't disappoint.
... shops are fun to wander around, and the fortifications are magnificent, albeit not all original - most of the bottom part of the walls date from the Roman period, however the French architect Viollet-le-Duc didn't rebuild the rest in 1853. Interestingly, there's a statue in the main square erected before the reconstruction which shows the fortress without its distinctive towers.
I turned left after entering the Narbonne Gate and stopped at one of the restaurants in ...
... we saw on the first night, but wasn't open until after 7 pm. We couldn't have made a better choice - I got to try a hot goat's cheese salad, which was more than delicious and Peter had a vegetarian pizza (he really is missing his vegies). Creme brulee and grand marnier crepe and, finally, Peter is able to have a long black - un grand cafe. So, this is how we celebrated Australia Day - Happy Australia Day to you all, and Stephanie, hope you had a great ...
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