Travel Blogs from Quillan
Checked out and caught a cab to the airport (15 euros) then picked up my renter and headed west. A little daunting driving a manual again after so many years of autos, especially as the steering wheel and the shift are on the opposite sides, but after about 30 minutes I was feeling comfortable. It also helped that French roads …
Today we drove back to france around the Pyrenees, rather than over them, and stopped at carcossonne . This is an amazing place on a hilltop flanked by the Pyrenees mountains. It holds an important position as it is on the main trading route between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean oceans. It was first settled around 3500 bc, first fortified by the Romans in 100bc. It has changed hands many times over ...
Today we woke up quite early as we heard that the Castle gets really busy around midday. So, we got to the castle around 9am, it was lovely and quiet. When inside, we walked around and got chocolate crepes for breakfast by the Roman-Catholic cathedral. We then headed towards the Haunted House that Max had seen the night before but didn't go in. So, Max and Dad went in that while I went and bought the jumper I had seen the last night and then got some ...
We were recommended to visit an African safari nearby - a drive in and walk thru safari where animals from bears to lions roam freely.
It was an hour's drive and it was an interesting park. The weather was very hot to make it authentic!
We spent the whole afternoon there and drove around twice, the second time the animals were out and waiting to be fed!
We are here for a couple of days and we visited the old city of Carcssonne, famous for its "double walled" fortification - where a city was protected inside them.
It was a hot and sunny day, we walked across from the new city half an hour by foot, and had lunch inside the walls ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLa Chaumiere Quillan
I stayed at La Chaumiere for 2 nights in September. I asked the owner when I checked in if there were any rooms with views and he gave me one on the top floor (the Terrace) with a little balcony looking over the street and the mountains beyond. Very nice. It's a little bit dated but the bedroom and bathroom are both a good size and it's reasonably priced at 75 euros a night, so I'm more than happy. Had dinner at the restaurant which is also very good.
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