Travel Blogs from Castres
... right around town including the beautiful cathedral. There are so many cafes and restaurants everywhere and they are all FULL. I love the way French people embrace eating out (lots of tourists but most are locals). The atmosphere and buzz is quite incredible. We ended up chatting to a couple from Newcastle who are driving around in a camper van. No air conditioning! ...
... canal where the water is quite cool and therefore very refreshing for hot tired feet! I've collected quite a few bruises on the boat - seems there's always a rail or corner to bump into when moving around, especially when negotiating locks or mooring up. We all also have the canal boat tan - arms and legs quite a bit browner than when we left home. Shame it will be too cold to show it off when we get ...
... cassoulet. We find a restaurant, eat cassoulet and wander around for a couple of hours. Great break! Then back on board for the run into Port Lauragais. There are about 5 sets of locks to negotiate and we're getting very polished at this now. In the last part of the journey we entered the automatic lock area and these are super easy to use. They are only automatic if there is one lock. Any doubles or triples will still have ...
... John’s bush skills keep us in the right
direction. Ramo found great parks at
both Lodeve and Lunas. On the next day,
Lyn and I walked the high country (at about 900m) and found our first sprinkles
of rain …. almost snow at that altitude!
The downhill track into St Gervais sur Mare was a killer. St Jacques always seems to throw in a steep, shale-littered couple of kilometres before ...
... to be doing this together as we prepare for a very different Christmas to normal but I hope it will help bring a joyful focus to our Christmas despite if feeling very strange.
We crashed out on the lounge listening to the French people gathering outside at the bar downstairs. It has become a very familiar language to hear. It will be strange going to Italy in a few days.
Wednesday 4th December
Today was a slow day in ...
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