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... multiple jet fighters (Jaguars, Migs, Mirage and Straighter to name a few), an Airbus A300B, and the Airbus Super Gupy heavy cargo plane which is wider than it is long. Not only are there aircraft to view but a number of interactive exhibitions such as flight simulators, design your own aircraft, and movies.
We are glad we went when we did as there were no crowds with only about 15 ...
... 2 May 1944 for their role in the Resistance. There is a monument to the three beside the town church. We have also been telling them the story of Nancy Wake 'the white mouse' a young Australian woman (born in New Zealand) who was the most highly decorated female of WW 2 and a driving force in the Resistance. So much to our pleasure we discovered that there is a new museum dedicated to the Resistance in Montauban so after we left ...
As well as the liver, they also eat the breast of the force fed geese which is known as Magret (mag-ray not Margaret!).
Drink-wise (well it is why we are here) they specialsie in Armagnac brandy, wine and Floc de Gascogne.
Floc de Gascogne is a vin de liqueur, wine fortified with brandy. This type of drink is also made in Cognac (as Pineau des Charentes) and Jura (as Macvin). "Floc" is an Occitan word for ...
... however this bridge is actually one of the oldest in Toulouse with construction starting around 1544, but I guess it was new once.
From Pont Neuf we were able to see Pont Saint-Michel, this bridge has an interesting history as there is a small island under it that was used to execute witches by tying them to trees as the river was rising and they would drown.
After an afternoon of exploring it was time for ...
... melted goat's cheese, with salad, then I had a main of duck with vegetables, and for dessert creme caramel. The next day we picked up the car and travelled towards the Pyrenees, choosing the small highways then small winding roads through the mountains, past empty ski fields with their chair lifts crisscrossing the road and disappearing up the mountain slopes. We passed through lots of tiny villages which had most of their accomodation and restaurants closed for the off season. ...