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Today we headed to Carcassonne to visit the Cite De Carcassonne, a fortified city. It took us nearly an hour to find the place and it was so frustrating because we could see it but couldn't get close, there were road closures and changes so poor Ken was totally confused. Anyhow we made it eventually and I have NEVER seen anything like it. This fortified City comprises of the Chateau Comtal, Basilique St. Nazaire and Theatre J. Deschamps. It is the most amazing fairytale castle. There are ...
... picking out our favourite painting or other item of interest and trying to interpret their meaning. Pleasantly this museum was free to enter and with the art work on display we would have been happy to pay an entrance fee but the museum is run by volunteers for the local art club and they want everyone to be able to enjoy their collection without cost.
Our accommodation tonight is located beside the Medieval City, it was a large apartment with the added bonus of ...
... point to photograph the cathedral at night when suddenly we were hit from behind by a young male driver who immediately got out of his car and very apologetically began explaining that this was his fault and that he was texting at the time and not looking at the road! Little did he realise he was telling all this to Thierry, who if you remember is a French police officer. We were very grateful Thierry was with us as he was able to assist with filling out ...
... the long way round to say that hotel rooms don't mean much to us. We get very good ones for next to nothing.
Hope this helps. Give (our friends) our best. Now there are some travelers. Pick their brains for some of their stories.
“Larry, I saw the sound of music three times, I even talked wag, god bless him, into seeing it with me....Harry”
Mary Helen and Harry: I didn't put it in my narrative, it was a ...
... tinge to it! On our way back from the village we spotted some fresh asparagus for sale so stocked up and then came across a little old Frenchman selling produce from his garden - leeks,beetroot and lettuce. So we bought a lettuce freshly dug from the ground for 1e (no beetroot here thanks!) and returned to the boat for lunch. We carried on up the canal reaching Trebes at dinner time. We had dinner on board then went for ...