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The next morning we decided to explore Aix-en-Provence where we were stayng. After packing up (which we are getting pretty fast at) we headed to town. Driving our beast around isn't the easiest and finding a park is even more challenging. We finally did and fortuitously it was outside an old cemetery. For those that know me well you will know I …
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 ...
... on a hill on one side and the Bastide of Saint-Louis on the other. The Medival city dates back to around 122 B.C while the Bastide is a newer suburb built on the flat land opposite the Medival City starting in 1260. Given its age the city has a varied history, from part of the Roman Empire, to religious crusades, forming part of border of Spain and France.
The drive to Carcassone only took about 2.5hrs and we were there in plenty of time to spend the ...
... br> around a large suitcase. Well, that’s what he told Mandy rather than
admit that he’d failed to read all of the guest house owner’s instructions.
We arrived on a beautiful sunny day but didn’t have
sufficient time to visit the old city until the evening when we ventured out to
a restaurant for our meal. In the meantime we enjoyed the spectacular
views of the very impressive fortress from the terrace of the ...
To make good on our plan to have wine in Bordeaux we looked up a few wineries that were on the way to Carcassonne. We found one named Chateau de Portet and drove on up the driveway and into the estate. Nobody but a few workers seemed to be around and it felt like we were intruding on private property. We parked and started wandering around when a lady came out and said "Bonjour". She didn't speak much English but we managed to try and ask if they were open for visits and ...