Le Relais de la Foret
Travel Blogs from Benon
... Even the 53 towers and barbicans that top the walls. They have even reconstructed the timber structures that were temporarily added during the times of battle to allow rocks to be reigned down on those trying to attack the walls. It was fascinating. Even the kids were spellbound by it all. The village which sits inside the walls is also full of beautiful buildings, mostly occupied now by ...
Today we woke up quite early as we heard that the Castle gets really busy around midday. So, we got to the castle around 9am, it was lovely and quiet. When inside, we walked around and got chocolate crepes for breakfast by the Roman-Catholic cathedral. We then headed towards the Haunted House that Max had seen the night before but didn't go in. So, Max and Dad went in that while I went and bought the jumper I had seen the last night and then got some ...
We were recommended to visit an African safari nearby - a drive in and walk thru safari where animals from bears to lions roam freely.
It was an hour's drive and it was an interesting park. The weather was very hot to make it authentic!
We spent the whole afternoon there and drove around twice, the second time the animals were out and waiting to be fed!
We are here for a couple of days and we visited the old city of Carcssonne, famous for its "double walled" fortification - where a city was protected inside them.
It was a hot and sunny day, we walked across from the new city half an hour by foot, and had lunch inside the walls ...
... stop since we got here. Went to the supermarket yesterday to get supplies in, and had a microwave dinner for tea - a bit of a treat. Roger rallied for a very large bowl of tomato soup, again done in the microwave that is provided in reception at the hotel.
Now typing this blog up while watching the tour on ITV 4+1 - the wifi was struggling for a couple of hours this afternoon to manage to do very much with photos and buffering tv ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking