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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 ...
... picking out our favourite painting or other item of interest and trying to interpret their meaning. Pleasantly this museum was free to enter and with the art work on display we would have been happy to pay an entrance fee but the museum is run by volunteers for the local art club and they want everyone to be able to enjoy their collection without cost.
Our accommodation tonight is located beside the Medieval City, it was a large apartment with the added bonus of ...
... 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 ...
The weather continues to get hotter! After yesterday's reliance on Snooper, I looked carefully at the map before we left. We followed the red tourist train along the valley. We passed by Puilaurens, yet another Cathar castle perched high on the mountain ridge. How did they build them? We found the aire in Quillan easily and having parked, we only had a couple of km to go to get our shopping. Smartie is sooo ...
... carrying with them something crucially important to the Cathars. The nature of this "treasure" remains unknown, however theories range from religious texts to the Holy Grail.
I drove down the hill through the little village of Montsegur and on to another little village called Belesta. This is the prettiest place I passed through today so I stopped and took some pictures of the old stone bridge.
My next stop was another Cathar castle called Puivert. Once again, it sits ...