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Travel Blogs from Castres
... more like Italy than the France we'd driven through so far. We had been told that a lot of the supermarkets had washing machines in their entrances (clothes wash whilst you shop). So we stopped at a hypermarket on the way, no sign of any machines, so got the shopping and had lunch. As we were leaving, across the road in the petrol station, were a row ...
... lifetime just like Van Gough. Modern day X is no longer a 'sleeping beauty' but a busy university town whose students are revolting.....literally. Mass demonstrations were held on both days I was there, and when I asked the locals what the students were demonstrating about, the response was 'who knows, they are always marching'. This answer was of course was delivered with an appropriate shake of the head, upturned hands and a Gallic shrug. Vive la ...
... kept us entertained with likening the process to trying to find the hair on your chin with tweezers. We had also had a wine with the fig salad and everyone was a little more relaxed. For the chocolate dessert, we greased the ramekins with butter with salt crystals, hand whisked the eggs and melted the chocolate and butter very slowly over tepid water - patience was the key here. Our meal started with the mackerel tartare - the lemon juice added had made a ...
... walls interspersed by 52 towers. While the entire fortified city is a World Heritage Site, only the inner castle is an actual museum. The rest of the old city is still inhabited and counts numerous touristy shops and restaurants. They have done a remarkable job preserving the look and feel of an old medieval town, and walking through the fortified city was like stepping back in time.
We took yet another couple of taxis (we're getting ...
There has been so much … walking, good fun with the McLeans,
pain (agony, that is!), meals, fantastic scenery and hills!
Luckily John McLean walked the first HUGE hills with me, up
and down we crawled, each one being five hundred metres, over one thousand in
one day! He moved fairly quickly so I
had to keep up! We lost Le Chemin's
scent at Rocher Des Deux ...
Other places to stay in Castres
201 avenue Charles de Gaulle, Castres | 3 star hotelfrom $106
Zone Industrielle De La Chartreuse 11 rue Henry le Chatelier, 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