Travel Blogs from Castres
We parked, left our belongings and headed to the Castle - we took the audio tour. Very interesting...very medieval. We had a great lunch at a small restaurant in the Castle gates called Le Saint Jean. We had dinner next door that evening, sitting outside...which was amazing at Adelaide Restaurant. Wine is less expensive than Perrier!!
Tomorrow we our adventure takes us to Avignon.
... the chain mesh fence for a pat, so the trek up the hill wasn’t entirely for nothing.
Stopped at Le Grand for a couple of Diablos (my favourite non-alcoholic drink of the holiday) then confirmed with the hotel that there would be someone at reception from 6.30am tomorrow morning – I want to drop the car off at the airport as soon as Avis opens at 8.30 then try and get an earlier train to Avignon. At the moment I’m just going to get there in time for ...
... the basketball. It's about 5.30 and the little square is in shade, but still pleasantly warm. The only sounds are low murmurs of conversation and the splash of water in the fountain. The sun casts long shadows on the buildings across the street that were already old before my country was "discovered". Not sure if it's the beer or the village, but I think this is the most relaxed I've felt since arriving in France.
Though a much as I like Caunes-Minervois, ...
... defensive walls, were built by Louis IX after Simon de Monfort handed Carcassonne to the French king in the early 13th century.
Next stop was St Nazaire, an interesting church in that it was built using two different architectural styles. The older section is Romanesque and was constructed by the Trenceval family when they controlled Carcassonne. It's noticeably darker in this part of the building as the stain glass windows are smaller and there are less of them, ...
... are terrible and give no sense of the magnificence). The had music playing during the light show which created a tremendous excitement for the senses. After the fireworks, we went to the ball where there was loud music with a girl who we all agreed that I could sing much better than. No one was really dancing which really upset the grandparents who were used to waltzing and dancing the night away on the holiday. We went ...
Other places to stay in Castres
201 avenue Charles de Gaulle, Castres | 3 star hotelfrom $96
11 Rue Henri le Chatellier, Castres | Hotelfrom $75
5 rue Victor Hugo, Castres | 3 star hotelfrom $66
17 rue Victor-Hugo, Castres | 3 star hotelfrom $91
10 Quai Tourcaudiere, Castres | Hotelfrom $62
3, Place Roger Salengro, Castres | Hotelfrom $7