Hotel de l'Europe
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... that protect the Chateau. These lands and dwellings originally belonged to the Trencavel family in the 11th Century, in 1208 Pope Innocent III called for a religious crusade against the Trencavels. Carcassonne was besieged and surrendered on 15 August 1209. The Viscount of Carcassonne, Roger Raymond Trencavel surrendered himself with the guarantee that all of his people in the city would be allowed to go free. The crusaders arrested the young a Viscount and threw him into ...
... 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 ...
... Here, we were introduced to the incoming Mayor and a couple of other councillors and they were pleased we were having an extended stay in the area.
Our next visit was National Plaza, this plaza is surrounded by beautiful 'pink' buildings with a four sided arcade dominated by arches, the square and buildings date back to the 17th Century and is a nice place to sit and enjoy a coffee or meal in the many cafes.
The Montauban Cathedral was next ...
... John’s bush skills keep us in the right
direction. Ramo found great parks at
both Lodeve and Lunas. On the next day,
Lyn and I walked the high country (at about 900m) and found our first sprinkles
of rain …. almost snow at that altitude!
The downhill track into St Gervais sur Mare was a killer. St Jacques always seems to throw in a steep, shale-littered couple of kilometres before ...
... with Canal de Garonne, and therefore stretches from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic! We got to see the locks in actions, filling up or emptying out to take us to the water level.
We took an evening stroll up to the fortified city again, which was really breathtaking at night. They light it up so it glows gold. We walked around inside, which was very quiet after dark. And very atmospheric.
The next day was already home time, so to ...