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... he died in September 1209 at the tender age of 24. Over the years the property has been handed to Kings of France and was set up as a strategic military fortress. By the 18th Century it was totally abandoned and was becoming a ruin with people taking whatever they could ie, stone, marble etc. In 1844 the State appointed architect Eugene Viollet-Le-Duc to oversee restoration work. He undertook a complete study of the fortifications and in 1853 the first part of the restoration ...
... on a hill on one side and the Bastide of Saint-Louis on the other. The Medival city dates back to around 122 B.C while the Bastide is a newer suburb built on the flat land opposite the Medival City starting in 1260. Given its age the city has a varied history, from part of the Roman Empire, to religious crusades, forming part of border of Spain and France.
The drive to Carcassone only took about 2.5hrs and we were there in plenty of time to spend the ...
... roundabouts with absolutely no stop signs or stop lights: Let’s say you’re going to Momas four miles across the city and, using no interstates, you have to negotiate a roundabout at every stop, whether it’s a stop sign, stop light or yield sign. That would be a trip to remember. I suppose we might get used to it, but the increase in our insurance premiums in the first years of such a program would be huge. (Norma says no way, it would never work. Our ...
... a perfect score is a massive achievement. (Anne-Sophie will find out her baccalaureate score (and those of her friends) when the results are posted on a wall at her school. ) Eighty-five percent of kids pass the baccalaureate on the first try (with a score of 10 or above); 15 percent will wait a week and take an oral exam on two subjects that they thought they would do well in, but didn't.
We decided that Anne-Sophie went the science route and passed her ...
Another three hundred
mile day with some interesting bits of countryside. The journey was
marked by being caught in a major thunderstorm the like of which we
had never seen and we were only a mile and a half from the hotel.
Cars came to a halt on the motorway unable to clear their
windscreens. We were saturated within seconds and I was seriously
worried about how close the lightening bolts ...