Le Grand Balcon
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Today for school we went on an excursion to Toulouse to visit the Resistance Museum and the recently opened Aeroscopia Aircraft Museum.
The Resistance Museum covers three floors and has been operating for 20 years, entry to the museum is free and is very well presented. It caters for both French and English visitors with English handouts provided if you ask for them. Also, there are a number ...
... going to visit.
This afternoon we had to go back into Montauban for Nathan to get a quote for the insurance company to repair the car. We were again assisted by Thierry who arranged for his friend from the garage to fit us in straight away and do the quote on the spot saving us time and money as well as sparing us from trying to explain what we need to a stranger with our improving but still very very limited ...
... gathered including two Japanese restauranteurs and others who had accompanied me on my Chile adventures.
A straight forwards BA flight took us to Blagnac Airport in Toulouse which at initial inspection looked like it was still being built with a load of wooden planks nailed to all the windows (apparently this is artistic rather than health and safety it turned out).
Here we were met by our local Yoda of Armagnac, Amanda ...
... however this bridge is actually one of the oldest in Toulouse with construction starting around 1544, but I guess it was new once.
From Pont Neuf we were able to see Pont Saint-Michel, this bridge has an interesting history as there is a small island under it that was used to execute witches by tying them to trees as the river was rising and they would drown.
After an afternoon of exploring it was time for ...
... place we should have gone without having a proper lunch first but it was SO so good even though we felt quite ill afterwards.
After that we had to lie down so we went and found another park (not hard to see why they call it the green city) and just lay in the sun for the next hour and read our books. Not much more was done that day other than a bit more walking, more gardens and a drink here or there. We found a little cheapish place for dinner and ended up having a nice meal ...