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Much cooler day today, top of 22. Moirpoix for breakfast & Stop for more pastries. Back to house for movie/nap. Followed by champagne & family game of ping pong. Girls & Steve went for swim, I had a shower & cooked dinner (salad & chicken). Then Nanny McPhee movie & ...
Today was hot..35.5 We first went to the Cathar fortress of Montsegur. The fortress fell after a siege that lasted from the summer of 1243 to March 1244. (See photo for more info). Then Foix for lunch at a pub. Followed by 8min out of Foix to Europe's longest navigational underground river, Labouiche. It was 13deg in the tunnel but on this hot day, it was perfect. Home by 5:30 for swim & nuggets for dinner while watching the Bee ...
... visited the castle inside the fortress. The castle must have been really safe at the time, because it was inside two other layers of walls. After the very outer walls were built, no one dared to attack the massive fortress, with the castle inside the walled city. We ate dinner inside the walled city at a place recommended by our guidebook. The food was actually really good, and I really enjoyed the ...
... We went in and eventually a girl took our order for hot chocolates and crepes (sugar Bill, Nutella me). Service was very slow but worth the wait for delicious crepes. Sufficiently warmed, we strolled through the winding, narrow, cobbled streets, passing the Grand Puits (well) on our way to the Porte d'Aude for wonderful views of the defensive towers and gates on the river side of the fortifications. Then we walked down the slope, past Eglise St.-Gimer and over ...
... of Madame Borghese is life-size; a sculpture of Pauline Bonaparte, Princess Borghese, she was the "wayward" sister of Napoleon but the only one of his siblings to visit him during his exile on Elba. In the art world this piece is known as "Paolina Borghese, Venus Victorious." The similarities between the two faces, one of Ebe, the other of Pauline Bonaparte, are striking. (Oh, to have had a camera in the early 1800s for a life photograph of Pauline Bonaparte.)