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Travel Blogs from Sauveterre-de-Rouergue
So............our mates have returned to Blighty to resume normal life. Ferry back for us in a week or so, we are wending our way north - soaking up good things. France is full of good things.......a superb country - oft over-looked by English folk. It's different here away from the high mountains......but stunningly beautiful........and hilly if you ride a bike!
And my old family friend Aunty Barbara delivers 2nd to none hospitality!!
... year olds run rings around you made us all feel extra-old. It was then onto the real deal. Being complete rookies to wakeboarding we spent a lot of time falling, taking the walk of shame or gripping on for dear life. This ensured we were all tuckered out by days end but still able to enjoy the Disney themed Magic Fountain show in the city afterwards. We got acquainted with most of the cities major sties as we walked the streets on two tours the ...
... so we went down to the Carrefour and got some Arizona iced teas and sandwiches plus some meringues for dessert. We ate our lunch in our air-conditioned room. We watched The Lone Ranger in French. I think I dozed off briefly.
Before long it was time to meet with our architect. We had a good meeting with plans for the next steps for the renovation of our house. She's going to redraw the attic floor; once that is finalized, the the plumbing and electrical can be planned for ...
... tour for a few hours, so we booked in for a tour at 3 and Tony took us to see Saint Cirq du Popie. We were all very hungry so we made our first stop a restaurant while Tony went off to see an old friend who lived in the town. The town was tiny and very beautiful, like a little model medieval French village. All the food was expensive but we decided we could spend a bit considering we hadn't spent anything in days. Me and you got giant steak burgers ...
... the Frenchman from Figeac who translated the Rosetta Stone, an ancient tablet with inscriptions in five ancient languages. Although it was all in French, the museum (with orsons help) was really interesting; it chronicled the evolution of the written language, compared different scripts and alphabets and had a series of amaZingly old documents. After the museum we returned to meet Tony, who cheerily picked us up and took us home. When we got back we hung around Tony's cottage for ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility