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Travel Blogs from Castres
... that protect the Chateau. These lands and dwellings originally belonged to the Trencavel family in the 11th Century, in 1208 Pope Innocent III called for a religious crusade against the Trencavels. Carcassonne was besieged and surrendered on 15 August 1209. The Viscount of Carcassonne, Roger Raymond Trencavel surrendered himself with the guarantee that all of his people in the city would be allowed to go free. The crusaders arrested the young a Viscount and threw him into ...
... 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 ...
... accident report on the side of the road and confirming the contact and insurance details of the other driver. Fortunately no one was injured, we all got quite a shock from the crash and have some sore joints but nothing serious and our car is still drivable even if the boot no longer opens, the other car was not quite so lucky and was not drivable.
After this little bit of excitement we returned to Thierry's home where we met his partner Celine ...
... 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 ...
... area. Very nice.
We spent the night on the boat and then set off next morning for our next destination which turned out to be Homps a distance of 42 kms away and 10 lock stops albeit most of which were either double or triple locks so really we passed through probably closer to 20 locks. When the locks are double or triple it is usuallly the same lock keeper who operates all the locks and will walk your ropes through from one to the other which makes life really easy.
Other places to stay in Castres
201 avenue Charles de Gaulle, Castres | 3 star hotelfrom $106
11 Rue Henry Le Chatellier Zi De La Chartreuse, Castres | Hotelfrom $62
5 rue Victor Hugo, Castres | 3 star hotelfrom $83
17 rue Victor Hugo, Castres | 3 star hotelfrom $98
1, Place Roger Salengro, Castres | Hotelfrom $82
10 Quai Tourcaudiere, Castres | Hotelfrom $71