Travel Blogs from Carcassonne
Last two days we have spent in a French town called Carcassone, halfway between Marseille & Lourdes. Our only reason for stopping here was we couldn't find anywhere to stay in Toulouse, thought it would be a good time to relax & try to get rid of the colds both Dee & I had picked up.
Arriving mid afternoon we found our Hotel …
We parked, left our belongings and headed to the Castle - we took the audio tour. Very interesting...very medieval. We had a great lunch at a small restaurant in the Castle gates called Le Saint Jean. We had dinner next door that evening, sitting outside...which was amazing at Adelaide Restaurant. Wine is less expensive than Perrier!!
Tomorrow we our adventure takes us to Avignon.
... the bar and sitting out on the patio to nibble on my delicacies and watch the boats drift by. Perfect.
Walked to the hill on the northern outskirts of Castelnaudary to see the Moulin du Cugeral. This is the last of 32 flour mills that once operated in the town. It was fully restored in the 1960’s and has great views over the plains below.
There used to be a castle in Castelnaudary (the town's name comes from the Occitan Castelnou d’Arri – ...
... out for an orientation walk. Caunes-Minervois is a lovely little town with a population of just over 500 people. I walked through the old narrow streets enjoying the sunshine and soft breeze until I stumbled on Caunes Abbey. It was open so I bought a ticket for five euros and had a look around. The girl behind the desk was very helpful and convinced me to buy a "passport" that gives you discounts on the entry price to a lot of sites in Languedoc, including 1.5 euro off ...
... s a restaurant in the town called La Reine du Chateau that has parking for guests, and even though I wasn't particularly hungry I grabbed a table with a view over the valley to the mountains beyond and ordered a steak.
Maybe this morning's rain was a good thing as I was expecting the place to be packed - it receives tens of thousands of visitors each year as a result of the multiple conspiracy theories attached to it, particularly the one contained in Dan Brown's book The Da ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed