Hotel De France
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We woke up early today and headed to Carcassonne. As we drove through the country side we finally hit the major road and stopped for gas. Due to us not speaking French and the cashier not speaking English, it took a little while, but we did eventually get gas, expresso and croisants for our journey. Also Diane accidentally ended up in the Hommes (mens) restroom of which she made a hasty exit. The drive from ...
... before tapering back to its normal width. From the air I imagine it would resemble a boa constrictor that had just swallowed a mongoose. The basin is the largest open area of water in the canal.
Walked for about an hour along the tree-lined bank admiring the view and exchanging "Bonjours" with passing cyclists, then headed back into town. I'd planned to stop somewhere along the way and have a picnic lunch but ended up returning to the hotel, grabbing a Diablo ...
... 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 ...
... fishy, and had a soft mouth. This was beautifully offset by the sea snails (a first for me) that were somewhat more flavoursome and slightly chewy. A salad of mixed lettuce and finely sliced peppers completed the dish, which I found myself liking more the more I ate. Really well balanced flavours, subtle yet delicious.
The veal is some of the best I've ever had, tender and very tasty. It was served with a side of tube pasta in a creamy black olive, fennel and sun ...
We just stayed here for a night as we rode out of spain, through andorra, over the pyrenees and then here. I only went to Andorra to get a sticker and that was all it was good for. Packed with petrol stations and shops with the bonus of tax free. I'm not sure if my sticker was tax free but Yeh ...
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