Hotel Abbaye Ecole de Soreze
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... animal bones and tools on display that had been excavated from the cave floor's many archaeological layers. The Cave Bear, the largest European bear, was of particular interest to me. The build of its body was similar to the grizzly but is not ancestor to the grizzly or brown bear we know today. They hibernated in limestone caves and were plant eaters. This species evolved in Europe during the Pleistocene but then became extinct about 27,000 years ago. ...
... 9am we were not heading for the Cathedral, but the building next door, the Bishop's Palace.
This houses the Toulouse Lautrec Museum and Art collection - the biggest in the world.
He was born in Albi. His parents, minor nobility, a Count and Countess, were first cousins. Lautrec was born ...
... was shortly after that we made a turn we should not have. After climbing halfway to heaven we realized we had made a mistake, and realized we needed to turn around. Unfortunately Mesfin had blasted ahead up the hill, so Carole volunteered to chase him down ( actually up). She found him, we backtracked about 8 km and got back on the right road.. The other piece of excitement ...
... own after that. After a climb and descent, we arrived the town of Brousse-le-Chateau, which was worth a quick stop for a photo. It's kind of amazing the way we come up to one beautiful old town after another along the Tarn River even now when we're beyond the most popular part of the gorge.
From there, we just sat in behind Dave as he did the work and I enjoyed the views and very quiet roads right beside the river pretty much the entire rest of ...
... and expansions began. The last monks fled to Spain after a law proscribing monastic communities was passed in 1901, and it fell into disrepair until a local wine grower purchased and restored it, including replacing the stain glass windows in the church.
Finally made it to Caunes-Minervois about 2.30. Lucky to make it at all as the GPS stopped working at Fontfroide and most of the towns I passed through after that weren't even on the map. Stopped at a ...
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- Free parking
- Pets allowed