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... he died in September 1209 at the tender age of 24. Over the years the property has been handed to Kings of France and was set up as a strategic military fortress. By the 18th Century it was totally abandoned and was becoming a ruin with people taking whatever they could ie, stone, marble etc. In 1844 the State appointed architect Eugene Viollet-Le-Duc to oversee restoration work. He undertook a complete study of the fortifications and in 1853 the first part of the restoration ...
... swimming pool and sauna in the complex which we took advantage of in the afternoon before heading into the Medieval City for dinner in one of the many restaurants located inside the city walls.
We chose a restaurant that had been recommended to us by a local and were not disappointed with our meals, well maybe a little disappointed in that they had run out of their signature dish of cassoulette. The highlight of tonight was a soloist who sang in Spanish ...
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 ...
... and a bottle of Limoncello with the weedons. And we finished the whole bottle! Suzie's food is as fabulous as ever and 'Captain Bird'sEye' kept the glasses topped up. Christmas presents were exchanged. A fabulous collapsible bucket for Monty and a kit to put wine from the cave into ...
... for exploring everything the region has to offer, its history, the mountains, the medieval villages, the abbeys, the chateaus, the stunning lakes and the dark, Cathar ruins dotted around the mountains.
Tourreilles has a church, which is undergoing renovation, so we got to know the builders quite well, a community hall, a cemetery and a small main square with a monument dedicated to a 12 year drummer boy an inhabitant who died leading the army in to battle in ...