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Recommended, but close the windows as noisy trains! No sink in toilet, but this is typical in France.
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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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...