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Jun 15, 2018 - Carcassonne

Drove to Carcassonne, a medieval village on a hill, that we have visited before. Walked from the aire up to castle, had a nosy around the old town and enjoyed cassoulet for dinner. castle, had a nosy around the old town and enjoyed cassoulet for dinner.

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Jun 12, 2018 - Carcassonne

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Carcassone We got up at 7:30am, got dressed and made breakfast: toasted baguette with some of the cherry jam and fig jam we bought yesterday. At 9 am we walked over to the train station across the street to meet Kate, our guide for the day. We drove to Olonzac where we visited the weekly market. The weather was nice and sunny and it was a pleasure to learn (from Kate and the vendors) about the different kinds of cheeses and sausages. We met a young woman from Northern Ontario, (whose husband was from Calgary) who was...

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Jun 11, 2018 - Middle of Nowhere to Carcassonne

June 11, 2018 Middle of Nowhere to Carcassonne Waking up at close to 7 am we freshened ourselves up in the small bathroom on board and had breakfast together. Eke and Jill had walked on the path beside the boat a little and discovered the school building that we had seen from the back was, in reality quite a nice building when standing in front of it! We had the prefect quiet spot for the night because just a little further was the road with traffic. During breakfast we saw boats passing us already on their way to the next lock in Trebes....

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Jun 18, 2017 - A Fort And A Canal

Up at 0555 on Lou'a alarm. The room was warm overnight, the damn duvet not helping. Some computer time as Lou whiled away time in the sink/shower area. We again have a separate commode. Suggested to Lou what would be the cause of a full moon over the fortress tonight? BB having gone parachuting. We were first up for brekkie and sat in the wrong area, thrust off to the same dining room location. Stan joined us for banter. He still needs more of a humour injection but we are working on him. When BB showed her massive presence just shy of a...

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Jun 17, 2017 - Marseilles Amongst Five Trains

0500 wake up call for Lou came early. Will have to chat about that later as it was worry wart timing since he was dressed for brekkie before 0600 for a 0630 brekkie. Didn't even try the closed restaurant door. The pretty waitress nearly fainted seeing a dozen people coming in at once. Had told Lou to grab a table for three, presuming Stan would join us but he took a table for four so Ann plopped her bland generalities down. Was ragging her about the likes of Winnipeg opera and ballet. Let's say somewhat limited in the humour department. Off...

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Jul 17, 2016 - 2nd day at Carcasonne

Today was a bit more leisurely start although we took it a bit too leiasurely as we did not give us enough time to enjoy the breakfast down in the dining room. We had to be at the front of the Hotel at 9.15 for a tour of the old Medieval town. It is a fascinating place with lots of turrets, slits in the rock for the arrows to be fired out and a drawbridge and moat. All of this is on the top of highest hill in the town which is good for protection from the baddies. We then had free time to wander the streets to do whatever. It was quite hot...

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Jul 16, 2016 - Start of Second Tour - Bus tour to Carcassonne

Today is the start of our next bus tour in France. Our bags had to be outside our cabin at 7am with a red tag on it. We had to be at the bus at 7.45 and tell them which bag was ours to make sure it was actually on the bus. We left at 8am in a brand new red bus. We were told on the ship by Tanya There are only 23 of us on this tour so it means that those of us who want to spread out and sit by ourselves can do it. Michael and I are sitting opposite each other and can take advantage of the photo opportunities on both sides of the bus. It was...

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Dec 28, 2015 - Carcassonne

We had moved inland for a few days to visit Carcassonne. As there was no campgrounds open in the area we stopped at the motorhome aire just outside the old city walls. We were surprised how many motorhomes were there but we found a good spot tucked up in a corner. The next morning we woke to sunshine but a very strong wind. It took us a few minutes to walk to the old Cité a doubled walled and turreted fortress that crowns the hill above the River Aude. The Cité is a UNESCO world Heritage site. The site of the Cité has a very long history....

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Oct 19, 2015 - Carcassonne, France

Headed to Carcassonne, today, it's one of the places we visited in our trip back in 2012, one of the most visited fortified medieval towns in Europe. Most of the day we spent walking around the old town, and walked down to show Steve a small section of the Canal Di Midi, on which Marg & I rode along on our way to the Mediterranean , at Narbonne.

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Buts 2015 Euro Trip

May 31, 2015 - On to Carcasson

Bergerac really was lovely, if you are nearby do visit. Also, Saints lost but hey ho, a good season. The ride out of Bergerac, Sue navigating, was quite steep. So steep that after the event Sue realised it had 2 chevrons on the map - here we are doing a river/canal trip and 2 chevrons! Still they say something about clouds and silver linings - it was worth it. On top of the escarpment looking back over the Dordogne valley the view was beautifully breathtaking and the Chateau Monbazillac was worth looking at even if we did not sample the...

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Barcelona

May 3, 2015 - The Cathars, an English brewery and a lot more castles

We continue to hike and bike our hearts out in the foothills of the Pyrenees! We were based close to the town of Foix (in the Ariege region of Languedoc) for the last few days and then ended the week in the tiny village of Puivert (in the Aude region). This is where the Cathars were finally wiped out at the castle of Montsegur in the 13th Century. The feeling here is much different from the Dordogne; we are clearly in a mountain area. Liz has done some fantastic hikes, sometimes using public transport to get to the start and Ian has...

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Aug 15, 2014 - Exploring Carcassonne

We woke up late today, and subsequently were a bit behind the eight ball before things even began. When I first wrote this entry, I was struggling to remember what even got us up, as we'd both missed our alarms. Tess remembered today, and it was a bit of a panic situation. We were on the third floor of the hotel, with a balcony which looked at Carcassonne. It was a very good view. It also faced the morning sun, so the hotel had installed metal blinds which rolled over the balcony sliding door, to completely block out the sun. Of course, I...

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