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- Wheelchair accessibility
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After Carcassonne we headed away to find a restaurant that Patrick and Jerome had raved about. Best Bean Cassoulet in the world! Took a while but we found it, and Eric the chef, who informed us that they were fully booked and couldn't seat us today. Never mind.
Headed in a roughly southwest direction looking for back roads to Andorra. Ended up staying Foix the night, Stuffed from some hard out riding, but happy.
The grotto was beautiful. The rock walls were freezing to the touch. But there was a sense of tranquility as we sat and prayed. Cherry and I walked the mountain to see the Stations of the Cross and drank the Holy Water from the Grotto. There were lots of people waiting to go into the baths but you weren't allowed to watch. We purchased little bottles to take some Holy Water home but you could buy 5 ...
Caught the train to Lourdes. It is six hours from Paris but we had been looking forward to seeing the grotto where Bernadette saw the Virgin Mary. The basilica is magnificent. Lourdes is picture postcard. It is tranquil and the river runs through the town. There is a fort high up on ...
... stronger than others and some of us started falling back on the hills, partly because of fatigue and partly trying to conserve energy for the Col d’Ahusquy. Dave was feeling that our pace was a little fast for him. We kept on slowing and bringing him back to the group but eventually he told us to go on and he would continue at his own pace.
Thus we made it to the final climb, nearly five and half hours into the ride. This was actually two climbs in ...
... of Mysteries of the Rosary. Then we went down to the grotto, actual site of the apparitions. Folk lined up to touch the walls, worn smooth by millions of fingers; water trickling out of the rock; a statue of Mary and a huge candle holder. Then we looked at the candles, held in huge barrow-like structures. They burn hundreds of tonnes of wax every year. Next we saw folk lining up for their turn in the baths. You can be immersed ...