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Morning visit to the vide Grenier in Saissac. Huge boot sale! But highly regulated. Vendors can only attend 4 per year, so it takes the commercial stalls out of the equation. Dubious quality, but the locals flock to it. In the afternoon we went to the final large event of the Castelnaudary cassoulet fête. This is a parade with floats decorated ...
... tempted to score this region slightly higher - it offers better value for money, fewer crowds and the attractions over-deliver on one's (limited) expecations. An Italian analogy springs to mind: the Tarn / mid-Pyrenees region is to Provence as Umbria is to Tuscany.
Also, we think the hosts of our B & B really contributed to our enjoyment ( as did Tessie the concierge Labrador)
The second of the three days of the fête. Today is centred on the Bassin where there will be raft races jousting on the water and other sights. Huge crowds wander through the town where huge marquees are set up down the roads for eating and drinking. Lots of stalls selling food, drink, crafts and trinkets. Music everywhere. And to end the day, a meal with ...
... to a town! John, once again, came to greet us. A pack carrier is always a Godsend at that
point! Ramo had found another fantastic spot overlooking the town, valley and a
Michelin starred restaurant which was luckily closed!
A very difficult climb presented itself the next day, almost
on our hands and knees. The compensation of a magnificent forest walk at the
end of the day was enough ...
... 8211; if you like castles and churches, (we only had 230 steps to climb this belfry) and have a bent for early European history, then this place is worth a visit, but otherwise, we would not be rushing to put this town on anyone’s "must visit" list. We did enjoy being able to wear our shorts around town, the first time since being on our trip, so the weather here was kind to us.
Graeme & ...