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Travel Blogs from Cordes-sur-Ciel
Today we visited more medieval towns, all with some variation or notable characteristic. Figeac was our first stop which has its origins back in the 9th century but most development occurred during the Middle Ages. We saw some amazing houses with timber framed construction with open lofts of the 15/16th century, twin arched windows and carved decoration, an incredible Renaissance staircase which seems to be suspended in mid air, churches as well as Place des Ecritures which is a tribute ...
... br> Next we headed down to the river to Bouzies and walked along the old haulage track that the horses used to bring the barges up river at the turn of last century. It was carved out of the rockface and was quite picturesque. Recently someone had done some rock sculptures there which made it very special.
Our next stop was Grotto du Pech Merle - ...
This was a travelling day moving into the mid Pyrenees. We had panoramic views of the Pyrenees as we headed north and as we dropped into the forested area, the country roads were beautiful with autumn leaves spilling on the road and some snow, at ...
... Messi would be better to take to Spain, so that perhaps we can take him to Barcelona to meet the human Messi (who I am sure would love to meet the dog, Messi); and if we brought Shiraz to France, we would have to call her Syrah, as apparently it is only in Australia and New Zealand that we call the red wine shiraz and not syrah as in Europe and South America.
In our day trip to Toulouse, we were a little surprised at the number of beggars and ...
... you feel like your at a home away from home. They give you dvds to watch, free fresh bread in the breakfast room all day, an honesty bar where you can take wine and pay later (whenever!) etc. We splurged on our room abit and got the honeymoon suite (realised later!) which was an old traditional style, almost English looking room. Fireplace, big balcony and big comfy bed; we were totally sorted and very happy to have such a spacious, regal room.
We went to a ...
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Pets allowed