Hotel Saint Etienne
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... centro area). We joined another twenty or so people on a 45 minute wander through some of the inside of the castle complex. Although the guide delivered her description in Spanish, we (along with about half the group) were able to follow with a more concise written English translation. The castle dates back to Napoleonic times and I think I understood, the castle was in fact taken over by French troops at one time. The walls of the castle are polygenic, in this ...
... is a wax model of Bernadette with a couple of sheep, that appear to be moulting. The advertising promises a trip through time, and up five flight s of steps, with everything from the story of Bernadette to the most significant in the life of Christ. A wax copy Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper will stay with me forever. Despite my scepticism, the wax models were very realistic and the commentary was very good . . . could have been worse!
i was keen to walk ...
... from the very occasional candle offering, there was no request for donations. This appeared to be a beautiful, peaceful church whose main focus was the prayer and worshipping life of those who entered. The people here were also focussed on prayer and worship, not architecture and selfies.
I had no idea what was about to take place but I knew there was a candle procession at 9.00pm, which the taxi driver had told me was beautiful. The ...
... was ahead. Our strategy was to make sure we took it easy on the first two climbs and this we did, keeping our heart rates and power down within reasonable levels. At this stage it was feeling good.
There was a fast descent down from the Peyresourde and a short level section to the start of the Col de Hourquette-Ansizan. The start was a kicker with a short section of 17% but then it levelled off and ...
... the hard work of the sun, we did not have a clear view of the mountain and the road I took to reach the top. Nevertheless it was a great experience and I enjoyed the big effort to climb the mountain. I think I could climb him in about 1h30min if I had trained before this day. Maybe next ...