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Travel Blogs from Castres
We have just got home after 8 hours walking around the sights of Albi. It has the world's largest brick cathedral, St Cecile Cathedral, and from the outside it is almost ugly. As Garth said, it is like a gigantic pile of red bricks! But inside is a different story. It has a 'choir' with choir screens covered in statues of saints and disciples, and just about every bit of wall and the ceilings are covered in paintings. Near the altar is a huge ...
... What we didn't do in Carcassonne was visit Le Parc Australien! I found a brochure for this and couldn't beleive it. There are kangaroos, birds etc as well as what looks like manequins of aborigines! The next day we drove along more winding roads and through scenic villages. We stopped for lunch in a small village, Villeneuve, where we were directed through the old stone archway, to the only place open for lunch. There were quite a few other ...
Carcassone is really 2 towns. The old city and the new. The new city was built in the 13th century when what was left of the citizens of Carcassonne were evicted from the old city for supporting the Cathars. We are staying in between. The new city has a few older buildings but is pretty much just an average modern town.
The old city is known as the most complete medieval city in ...
Today we went for a bike ride along the river. We went in the opposite direction to the well beaten track. It was fun, but a tad bit bumpy. Beth is a little sore. Took some lovely photos....here are a few
... say that I have now entered the eighth dimension. I now remember what the 7th dimension was. It was that in castres they speak with a slight accent which at first I found to be confusing. It's hard to explain but it's noticeable with words ending with an n. like bien or demain. If you can imagine how they are supposed to sound, it's like the normal beginning but at the end it's like and ing sound. Like bieng. Or demaing. Sorry it's hard to ...
Other places to stay in Castres
201 avenue Charles de Gaulle, Castres | 3 star hotelfrom $106
11 Rue Henri le Chatellier, Castres | Hotelfrom $62
5 rue Victor Hugo, Castres | 3 star hotelfrom $83
17 rue Victor-Hugo, Castres | 3 star hotelfrom $98
3, Place Roger Salengro, Castres | Hotelfrom $82
10 Quai Tourcaudiere, Castres | Hotelfrom $71