Adonis La Barbacane
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... Who didn't like this? Correct- The Pope, who raised an army to go into the area, lay siege to all the Cathar castles and towns, kill as many Cathars as possible, and wipe them off the map. He succeeded. Today all that is left of their culture are ruined mountain top castles.
We spent one day traveling to the beautiful Mediterranean town of Collioure, about 10 miles from the Spanish border. Just ...
... the Toulouse Lautrec museum which has numerous paintings and posters from the whole of the life of TL, some when he was as young as 11 years, and some in the year of his death. --------- We had another fabulous dinner in L'Epicurian before heading back to the B&B for a couple of quiet red wines. We head off tomorrow for Issigeac via numerous small towns which have great reviews for their beauty. Off to sleep now to recover from today's ...
... there were shops, restaurants and a tourism office, and one historic site - l'Hospitat, well some crumbled ruins, where pilgrims would come to rest and receive treatment, and the tiny, very old church. There is a combination of paths and steps, and now some parts have a lift, to connect the cite with the plateau. At the very top there is the 14th century chateau, where for a small fee I walked along the ramparts for some more amazing views down the ...
Our first stop in France is the town of Carcassonne, located in the south west, close to the Spanish border. As with most of the towns we have been to, Carcassonne has an old town and a new town. The new town is pretty standard but the old town is completely enclosed inside of a medieval walled fortress with a castle inside of it. The first parts of the castle were built by the Romans during the 2nd century and successive owners of the castle added ...
... with the rocky rugged waterfront in the south and a delicious seafood meal (in Cebere). The next day we headed inland to Cathar country. This area of France abounds with superstition and history. One of the books I read (The Sepulchre by Kate Mosse.... Thanks Marge!) gets quite involved with the area in particular Carcasonne and Rennes les Baines. I must say that even after reading the book and all the preparation I did before leaving Canada I was not prepared for the haunting beauty ...