Inter-Hotel Les Oliviers
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... wandering around and taking lots of pictures, unfortunately it was very cold and windy but we are getting used to that. We had the intention of heading to Montpellier after Carcassone however due to the late hour decided to find somewhere a little closer and thank goodness for our camping book as we found a place around 11kms from Carcassonne that was free and had electricity included, woohoo go us, so we were warm, had good food and good wine, all in all a great day. Castries ...
... defence and then in 1803 it was classified as a cathedral. Beside the cathedral is an interesting arch way called the Portal of the Jacobins and was built in 1778 to occupy the site of an ancient gate to the Bastide to monitor those entering.
Our final destination in the Bastide was the Museum of Fine Art which displays a large collection of paintings and ceramics from the 17th to the 21st centuries. We all really enjoyed exploring the seven large rooms in ...
... was caramel profiteroles (yay!), and we also had absinthe. Making the absinthe is quite the show. The chef put a glass with some ice cubes in it on our table. On top of the glass was an implement that looked like a tea strainer only completely flat, and on top of that was a sugar cube. The absinthe was slowly poured over the sugar cube until the glass was one-third full. Then the sugar cube was lit on fire, which gave a lovely blue flame. Meanwhile, the liquid in the glass ...
... journey even if it was very typical of every other medieval town,
including San Marino and Mont San Michel. It made a pleasant end to
the day and the end of the holiday. We dined outside yet again, in a
small square jammed full of dining tables from at least four
restaurants. We finally wandered back to the hotel, well after
darkness had fallen, admiring the flood-lit ancient city walls.
... just asking us a few questions, then the meal began. 1. Our first course if that's what we call it, was a shot glass size of a green liquid, with a tiny spoon. Soup apparently. Cold soup. The first taste was a bit odd, cold and a little minty, and nutty. But then after I got over the uniqueness of it, I thought it was good. 2. Next we had what I think was patè. They didn't know the English word for liver, but from what I've heard of the description of ...