Hotel Restaurant Ibis La Cite Carcassonne Est
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... up a conversation with the young lady on duty, Elodie. She invited us to attend a private tour/tasting the next day at a chateau not usually open to the public. A brief backstory on the chateau owners is needed here- A few years ago this lawyer/nurse couple decided to buy a few rows of vines and start making wine in their garage. For some reason, it got reviewed by Robert Parker as being an excellent ...
... the Toulouse Lautrec museum which has numerous paintings and posters from the whole of the life of TL, some when he was as young as 11 years, and some in the year of his death. --------- We had another fabulous dinner in L'Epicurian before heading back to the B&B for a couple of quiet red wines. We head off tomorrow for Issigeac via numerous small towns which have great reviews for their beauty. Off to sleep now to recover from today's ...
... there were shops, restaurants and a tourism office, and one historic site - l'Hospitat, well some crumbled ruins, where pilgrims would come to rest and receive treatment, and the tiny, very old church. There is a combination of paths and steps, and now some parts have a lift, to connect the cite with the plateau. At the very top there is the 14th century chateau, where for a small fee I walked along the ramparts for some more amazing views down the ...
... wanted to demolish it but they restored it in 1853.
After walking through the town of Carcassonne we hopped in the car and drove through an amazing electrical storm it was raining so heavy that every car left the freeway into a safe service stop, in the service stop there was about 100 people starting there soaked in water.
Then we left the stop and kept driving in the slightly less heavy rain and in the end we went home and went to the more comfy ...
... that it was never attacked during the Hundred Years' War, even during the Black Prince's raid in 1355. The Huguenots (believers other than Catholic's) made two surprise attempts to seize the town by force in 1575 and 1585, but both were quickly repressed. It became an arsenal and supply ...