Brit Hotel Bosquet Carcassonne
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... and lasted till 1862. He then put forward his plans for the second half of the restorations which was accepted and commenced, in 1879 Eugene died however his pupil Paul Boeswillwald continued restoration works, completing them in 1911. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. It is truly a unique place with gorgeous little cobblestone streets, restaurants, and shops and oddly enough there are still 44 permanent residents that live in the Cite. We spent most of the ...
... on a hill on one side and the Bastide of Saint-Louis on the other. The Medival city dates back to around 122 B.C while the Bastide is a newer suburb built on the flat land opposite the Medival City starting in 1260. Given its age the city has a varied history, from part of the Roman Empire, to religious crusades, forming part of border of Spain and France.
The drive to Carcassone only took about 2.5hrs and we were there in plenty of time to spend the ...
... for prayer, no tithing, and the only sacrament was baptism. They were also vegetarians (because they believed in reincarnation), had no problem with equality between the sexes, and thought that suicide and euthanasia were okay. All of this is obviously miles away from Christian teachings, and people started leaving the Church to follow the Cathar philosophy because they were tired of the priests not practicing what they preached.
Pope Innocent III was not happy. He was ...
... help of a hiking stick. Lucas forges ahead with complete confidence checking over his shoulder at my progress as i step out looking braver than i really am.
After nearly and hour and half of steady climbing sometimes in places so vertical Lucas was pulling me bodily up and over huge stones and rocks I made the 870 metre ascent to the castle ruins of the Château. The wind buffeting us as we climbed higher and ...
Another three hundred
mile day with some interesting bits of countryside. The journey was
marked by being caught in a major thunderstorm the like of which we
had never seen and we were only a mile and a half from the hotel.
Cars came to a halt on the motorway unable to clear their
windscreens. We were saturated within seconds and I was seriously
worried about how close the lightening bolts ...