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Today we headed to Carcassonne to visit the Cite De Carcassonne, a fortified city. It took us nearly an hour to find the place and it was so frustrating because we could see it but couldn't get close, there were road closures and changes so poor Ken was totally confused. Anyhow we made it eventually and I have NEVER seen anything like it. This fortified City comprises of the Chateau Comtal, Basilique St. Nazaire and Theatre J. Deschamps. It is the most amazing fairytale castle. There are ...
Today was both a sad, yet exciting day. We were all a little sad to be leaving Montpezat-de-Quercy where we througly enjoyed our stay, but excited to head off onto the next stage of our adventure. On our last drive down the hill we spotted three wild deer in a field near the road, this is a rare sighting and we guess they came out to say goodbye as well.
Next stop Carcassone! Carcassone is a very interesting city which is divided by the L'Aude River with a ...
... old city. A quick walk up a hill took us to the fortress, which is huge and intact. Crossing the drawbridge took us into the inner walls and smack dab into the middle of a few thousand tourists. Virginie walked us along the lists to a different entrance, and things were much quieter there. We had free time to explore, so Joyce, Carrie and I decided to go see the castle at the innermost part of the old city. It's been kept very well, and there were decent explanations. However, ...
... to us.
We decided to press on at walking pace until off of the motorway and
just as soon as it had started, it stopped. The hotel was
conveniently located half a mile from the old city walls and the
hotel receptionist was very kind in drying our jeans and clothing for
us in the hotel laundry. When we had recovered, we walked up the
road and into the old city. It was very photogenic and worth ...
... and some other character narrated and at some point in the middle of the show another prisoner tunneled his escape end his tunnel unfortunately in the middle of the dukes court. He was a thief I think and was periodically brought to the center to be yelled at and tortured. At one point he was drawn and forced to drink water from a syphon? No idea what this had to do with the story, but oh well. The jousting and sword fights were like a less dramatic ...