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... and lasted till 1862. He then put forward his plans for the second half of the restorations which was accepted and commenced, in 1879 Eugene died however his pupil Paul Boeswillwald continued restoration works, completing them in 1911. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. It is truly a unique place with gorgeous little cobblestone streets, restaurants, and shops and oddly enough there are still 44 permanent residents that live in the Cite. We spent most of the ...
... to the Canal du Midi which was built in the 19th century to link the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, this canal joins with the same canal we visited in Moissac a couple of weeks ago. The canal has got Nathan and Traci thinking that this might be a nice trip to take on a future holiday!
We then found the gothic styled Cathedral of St Michel, this large cathedral has an interesting history after initially being built as a parish church, then later fortified for ...
... It was very interesting to see all the fresh produce on sale from all types of meat, cheese, bread, wine, fruit and vegetables. We stocked up on local grapes and cheese!
Thierry then took us to his home in the country side for aperitifs and a nice home cooked lunch with his son Valentine.
After lunch, Thierry took us on another excursion and this time we visited the 'pink' town of Albi. On the way we stopped off at Gaillac for wine ...
... us forget the pain! The quietness of the 'Granny Smith green' forest, along with the
soft-under-foot fallen leaves, the trilling creek and the sublime bark of the
elm trees begged for silence for a couple of hours. Just glorious!
Murat-sur-Vebre, Revel, Angles and onto Castres we
hiked. The countryside and conversation
were wonderful. However, Lyn’s sinus had
... trudged through the soaking wet ground, only to find ourselves sandwiched between two highways. We found a little bridge over, and finally found a bit of sidewalk again before reaching the airport!
Carcassonne was wonderful. It really made for a relaxing if educational week, and I really recommend it. It's more French than Paris to me. You can buy lavender, Herbs de Provence, delicious baguettes, Camembert, and can have a really great time trying to ...