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Travel Blogs from Carcassonne
We parked, left our belongings and headed to the Castle - we took the audio tour. Very interesting...very medieval. We had a great lunch at a small restaurant in the Castle gates called Le Saint Jean. We had dinner next door that evening, sitting outside...which was amazing at Adelaide Restaurant. Wine is less expensive than Perrier!!
Tomorrow we our adventure takes us to Avignon.
... on the patio that looks over the canal when I got back to the hotel. No-one there but me. Very quiet and peaceful, just the sound of the wind in the trees that line the bank. Nice way to finish the day.
Monday is market day in Castenaudray. Not sure how this integrates with the beginning of the working week but half the town seemed to be there. Worked out well for me as I was on the way to the supermarket to buy some cold cuts, bread and cheese, and ...
... 12th centuries. A lot of the abbey's original rooms are now used as art galleries. I spent an interesting 30 minutes looking around, but I think any religious structure would find Fontfroide a hard act to follow.
As usual, I was surprised at how quite it was until I found half the village’s population at the local; La Grande Fontaine. This is a bar cum corner store in an old building fronting a small square that contains a couple of old, large trees and ...
... upon whatever it was the Cathars smuggled out of Montsegur 650 years before?
I took a walk around the village after lunch, which is quite pretty and strangely empty. I didn't pass anyone at all for the first 10 minutes, and the only sound was the wind in the trees. The first people I saw were a couple of tourists sitting on a bench near Saunier's Tour Magdala. This is quite a striking building, perched on the edge of the cliff and framed by incredible panoramic views of ...
... How do these people get through menopause??!!?!!?!
I finally reached the counter, and I made my apologies of Not being able to speak French... and asked if she spoke ánglais? She was so nice and very pretty, kinda like an over Chill Shepard. She said yes, she knew English and proceeded to ask mall the particulars, plus I had a printout that the Madrid customer service lady gave me.