Hotel Du Centenaire
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... before relinquishing ownership in the 20th century. The finished chateau is very impressive - it is absolutely huge and has amazing views over the surrounding countryside. It also has a chapel with floors on two levels - the first one for the Lords is on street level, and the other level for the villagers is below the ground, down a very steep staircase. Apparently the Lords though they should be closer to God than the villagers ...
... limits, but also so we could appreciate the buildings, churches, towers, and gardens. Also our getaway from Albi was thwarted by police having cutoff all access to the main bridge out of Albi, requiring us to do some brilliant navigating (by moi) to find an alternative route. Not sure what we would ever have done without 'City maps to go' with its off-line satellite mapping which tells us exactly where we are, and which direction we are going! ...
In movies, cavemen are those big, hairy guys who live in caves and say Grrrr. Yeah, that creates an exciting movie but, it's not real. People never lived in caves. They were too dark, too deep, too wet, too cold and, if you built a fire, you'd smother! However, early people called troglodytes did live on cliffs in carved out little spaces called shelters. I went to one of these troglodyte villages called La Roque St. ...
... mention of the church is about 1290 and it has been kept up and restored many times over the ages. Inside is a WWI monument to those who were deported or died at the hands of the Germans. The simple style is appealing and the small village charming.
Stop #2 is at the Cingle de Montfort where we have great views of the Dordogne River Valley and the Castle de Montfort. The valley is filled with fields of Walnut trees and ...
... was a great town to get lost in and walk around the winding alleys admiring the honey coloured buildings covered in vines, medieval courtyards and beautiful old cathedral. At night it was very quiet – definitely not a party town, and a huge contrast to feria in Nime! Getting towards the end of September, things are also starting to wind down as the main tourist season is finished, so it gave the town a very sleepy feel (outside of market day!).
I have to admit, I was ...