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Today we headed to Carcassonne to visit the Cite De Carcassonne, a fortified city. It took us nearly an hour to find the place and it was so frustrating because we could see it but couldn't get close, there were road closures and changes so poor Ken was totally confused. Anyhow we made it eventually and I have NEVER seen anything like it. This fortified City comprises of the Chateau Comtal, Basilique St. Nazaire and Theatre J. Deschamps. It is the most amazing fairytale castle. There are ...
... to the Canal du Midi which was built in the 19th century to link the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, this canal joins with the same canal we visited in Moissac a couple of weeks ago. The canal has got Nathan and Traci thinking that this might be a nice trip to take on a future holiday!
We then found the gothic styled Cathedral of St Michel, this large cathedral has an interesting history after initially being built as a parish church, then later fortified for ...
... to us.
We decided to press on at walking pace until off of the motorway and
just as soon as it had started, it stopped. The hotel was
conveniently located half a mile from the old city walls and the
hotel receptionist was very kind in drying our jeans and clothing for
us in the hotel laundry. When we had recovered, we walked up the
road and into the old city. It was very photogenic and worth ...
Fanjeaux is a medieval village, which we stopped at on the way back from Castelnaudary. Apparently, Fanjeaux means Temple of Jupiter, which is at odds with it's position as a stopping place on the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compstella. It has small, steep streets, a 16th century hall, with big ceiling beams and some bric-a-brac shops selling chipped ...
... town’s name in there so the spelling couldn’t get the better of me.) Graham willingly drove a gaggle of women around all day and we bought porcelain souvenirs that hopefully won’t arrive home as a bag full of mosaic pieces.
Got back on Saturday afternoon in time to freshen up before the big birthday dinner, held at Hostellerie Saint Jacques.
We had intended also going to visit the martyred village of Oradur-sur-Glane, but that had to ...