Hotel du Pont Vieux
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... was a shrink dealing with PTSD soldiers. He was a total free spirit, (all he needed was a gym, a supermarket and a kitchen: loves to cook); she was way too intense for a permanent hookup. When the big mud slide hit in 2011, killing 11 locals, his business above took a big hit, but "it's comng back. It's all about the tourists. They heard it was much worse than it was and the place went totally dead for a year or two."
Hundreds of tunnels along ...
... in history that has yet to be broken for a single engagement..
Later the Romans, about the time of Christ, wanted to colonize the region and found it opportune to control this chokepoint from north to south with fortifications. After Rome was sacked in 412 AD, in the ensuing decades the Germanic and Baltic tribes came roaring into the region. These “barbarians” were known as the Visigoths, led by a man named Alaric -- there’s a mountain named for ...
... I’m in no way in any condition to take on a hike that demanding. Not hiking, however, is not my chief regret. On reflection, I should have taken photographs of all the hikers milling about with their backpacks on and their very distinctive hiking “poles” “walking sticks” or whatever they are called protruding from their backpacks. They look like collapsible ski poles. And every backpack had a pair of them. Another photograph to further explain ...
... a variety of dishes with an emphasis on fish and
we had some excellent meals. Unfortunately the 3 course menu of the day
worked out cheaper than buying just a main course in many of the restaurants
and we could feel our stomachs expanding as the week progressed. We could have
just left the deserts but, ever mindful of Anglo French relations, we cleared
our plates so as not to cause offence.
We returned to Carcassonne on our penultimate ...
... the Roman walls; it was surrounded by a rectangular fortified enclosure in 1226. By the end of the 13th century the town had assumed its definitive appearance as a medieval fortress. A local revolt in 1262 caused the king to expel most of the inhabitants. He allowed them to settle on the other side of the river, where the new town that they set up was itself fortified in 1347. The main body of the cathedral, dedicated to St Nazaire and ...