Le Domaine d'Auriac
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- Minbar in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... 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 ...
... defence and then in 1803 it was classified as a cathedral. Beside the cathedral is an interesting arch way called the Portal of the Jacobins and was built in 1778 to occupy the site of an ancient gate to the Bastide to monitor those entering.
Our final destination in the Bastide was the Museum of Fine Art which displays a large collection of paintings and ceramics from the 17th to the 21st centuries. We all really enjoyed exploring the seven large rooms in ...
Wow – just wow! Today we took a day trip to the old medieval city of Carcassonne, about a 2-hour drive from Avignon. This place is incredible – a double-walled fortress with a mote and all. Just as we arrived the sun peeked out for us and we were able to enjoy a gorgeous day walking through 2,500 years of history. The Château and ramparts of ...
... cottage worked well for us giving us lots of space and Liam loved having his own cosy day bed to sleep on with a TV nearby which he could watch videos (A knights tale was one). It was also very quiet and the beds were good so we were able to catch up on sleep. Our host Eileen, while being a bit eccentric (Irish), was very generous and cooked a feast for us on our last night in her part of the house. It was good to have some home cooked food and interesting company. On to the Loire ...
... to us.
We decided to press on at walking pace until off of the motorway and
just as soon as it had started, it stopped. The hotel was
conveniently located half a mile from the old city walls and the
hotel receptionist was very kind in drying our jeans and clothing for
us in the hotel laundry. When we had recovered, we walked up the
road and into the old city. It was very photogenic and worth ...