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... machines on what looks like a big bus shelter, but it was too late, we'd gone by. Who'd have thought that you fill your car and do the washing at the same time? Just another half an hour on, we arrived in Fanjeaux. A tiny village on a hill with spectacular views. We'll stay a couple of days to explore as it's very peaceful with a much better view than last ...
... am now the duck duchess. A lot of duck in this part of the world, some nice pigeon as well. Tiny little beggars when you are deboning them. And the mythology about excessive amounts of butter and cream in French cooking is sadly not a myth. One day we used 3 litres of cream and 2 kilograms of butter (there's a reason why puff pastry tastes so good) and there was only four of us eating that day. The second chef was Jean-Marc. He liked to ...
... running the gauntlet or as it really was The N116 to Mont-Louis on top of the mountains. Our escape route back in land away from the sleet n rain that was chasing us up and over to the ski resort of Mont-Louis and down the other side on the D118 to our stopover at Castres. You might think this would be a dull boring day but actually it was stunning from start to finish and memorable! The N road, a sort of one lane motorway was hair pinning all the ...
... of the Cathedral. Our last task in the old town was to walk around inside the ramparts. We started off in one direction and found it blocked, so headed in the other direction. The views from here were amazing. When we reached the entry gate, we decided to start our descent back to the hotel. The afternoon was starting to cool down and we were not dressed to stay out for dinner in the old town. We had thought originally of heading back to the old town for dinner to a tapas ...
... fifth form level French at school!!).
The next day we made an earlyish start to get to Bordeaux so that we could hopefully join a wine tasting tour to one or two vineyards. We hadn't booked anything, but had read that tours generally left around 1.30pm. We got to our accomodation at about 12.35, booked in, left our car there and got directions to the centre of Bordeaux*approximately half an hour from our accommodation (which was the first one to have ...