Les Jardins de Saint-Benoit
Travel Blogs from Saint-Laurent-de-la-Cabrerisse
... animal bones and tools on display that had been excavated from the cave floor's many archaeological layers. The Cave Bear, the largest European bear, was of particular interest to me. The build of its body was similar to the grizzly but is not ancestor to the grizzly or brown bear we know today. They hibernated in limestone caves and were plant eaters. This species evolved in Europe during the Pleistocene but then became extinct about 27,000 years ago. ...
... store is in the form of a large barge permanently moored on the side of the canal and was not very large but we managed to pick a couple of things out to help the local economy. For lunch Loobie had squid and risotto cooked in squid ink, Leslie and Caz had a large salad with goats cheese and i had a boot leather sirloin steak which a local dog had a good share of. (Mangy looking thing) ...
... had four petite desserts to eat with our coffee. The last one, a piece of chocolate with toffee inside was to die for! We headed back to Cascastel and learned that our train for tomorrow was more than likely not going to run. There has been a strike for over a week and unfortunately tomorrow appears to have the same issues. So plan B was put into place. We packed in a hurry, Rich got a lesson on how to drive the Nissan Van and he, Jim, Dar and I took off ...
... the fort/castle. It is pretty impressive, it was built first in the Roman times and then added to in the 12th century. It originally was a settlement in 1000 B.C.Because of its location on a hill above a river, Carcassonne became strategic for many of the varied people that came through Europe. In the 13th century the fort was added to by the King of France and it became a country seat. It eventually became a Franco-Spanish border. And then in the 15th century it was added ...
... of young people playing guitar, violin and drums dazzle us with their music. To my untrained ear it appeared to be a wild combination of gypsy, French folk, and rock and roll.
We have had several very interesting and emotionally moving experiences in these first few weeks. On our way to Siran we stopped at a wonderful pre-history museum and took the Lascaux II Cave tour. Lascaux II is a life-size highly accurate reproduction of ...
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