Hotel Restaurant Ibis La Cite Carcassonne Est
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... was interesting as we left very green lush countryside and as we traveled closer to Carcassone the area looked more like Central California.
Our hotel was "interesting" The room was decorated bright pink and black, sort of modern. Weird... We did have an amazing view of the Castle of Carcassonne. The hotel has two mascots that greet you as you arrive and have breakfast with you, a basset hound and ...
... between them and couldn't finish it, so rather than waste a lot of food (or force feed my self until I became physically ill, which would be the more likely outcome) I decided on one of the set menus instead.
For entree I had a Roquefort Salad, which was good, followed by veal in a mushroom and cream sauce for main. Feeling frisky so I ordered a Kir Royal. Nice. They didn't have nougat ice cream so I opted for cheese instead. Didn't quite get the name, but it's from ...
... 10.30 and there was a guided tour leaving at 10.45 which gave me time to look around the gift shop. I noticed some cages between the gift shop and the entrance to the site and when I asked what these were for was told dogs were not allowed in the abbey, and if any visitors bought theirs with them were kept here until the tour finished. Tickets cost 9.5 euros including the audio guide - essential if you don't speak French like moi.
The Abbey of Fontfroide was ...
... to Fanjeaux. This is the place St Dominic called home in the early years of the Inquisition. There's still a convent and a church here that date from that period.
I'd planned to stop in Mirepoix for lunch but after three circuits of the main drag I still couldn't find a park so kept on driving towards my main goal for today; Montsegur. I think I was in the foothills of the Pyrenees at this stage, and certainly the road leading up to the fortress was steep and very twisty with ...
... stairs there will be???!!!???
Well, when I got to this station it was the closest platform....Yay!!!! So, I only had to wait in line to buy my extra reserved tickets. And, Yes!!! The line was a mile long.... and I saw that there was another train leaving sooner, but there were certainly at least 20 people before me, but there were 4 customer service agents. It was going fairly quickly....so why?? was I sweating?? ..oh...because they don't have ...
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- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking