Travel Blogs from Castres
... off on the road again. Today's driving break was in Bordeaux. We had intended to park out of town and take the team into the city but the Navigator ended up taking us right through the city centre so we took an opportune parking spot and just got out and wandered around. I had wanted to see the magnificent 'mirror' fountain where the buildings are reflected in the water. What we found when we got there was quite a ...
... with their son Ben who is now almost 20. One night at the transport cafe, a meal by the canal in villasavary, and a boules competition not won by the coopers. We also went to the Chinese buffet in carcassonne. Saturday was grey and cloudy, but reasonable weather in which to travel. We are returning to the campsite at Cesseras, up in the Minervois mountains. It's a fraught last 15 km. Olonzac is a narrow ...
... 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 ...
Carcassonne was an amazing place. This was a full on medieval city completely surrounded by a large wall and perched high on a hill. Although dating back 600 years, it still functions as a normal town in mostly its original condition. We have all been to Old Sydney town or Timber Town in Wauchope, where everything is recreated especially for the tourist, but not so in ...
... 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, ...
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