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May 21, 2017 - Foix

Day 3 - Sun 21 May 17 We awoke later than expected at 0830 hrs and immediately accepted it would be 1000 hrs before we would get away from the hotel. We both felt rested and our departure went well until we couldn't find where we had left the car. 10 mins later, re- tracing our steps from the car park exit, we found our little white VW Golf. We have become accustomed to a stressful start in a foreign country and today nothing was different adjusting to the left hand drive , stowing our bags and setting up the GPS. However, it was not long...

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May 23, 2013 - Puivert and Foix

Today our plan was to drive up to Puivert, a little village of 500 people about 39 km from where we are staying near Carcasonne to visit their museum that is said to have an excellent exhibit of medieval musical instruments. Then we planned to drive on to the Grotte de Niaux, one of the last remaining limestone caves containing prehistoric art that is still open to the public. We planned to finish the day exploring the well preserved castle in Foix. We found the Musee de Quercorb and its instrumentarium in Puivert to be really interesting...

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Apr 17, 2006 - Benagues - France

After a nice sleep in and a breakfast of croissants Kris started work on the laundry and Mark took Erin, Tyler & Jacob on a 'Bear Hunt' in the forest on the property we are staying at. Jacob went racing on ahead and stumbled straight in to some stinging nettle - very itchy and welts came up on his leg. We eventually found the 300-year-old oak tree at the bottom of the forest and along the way detoured off to see the 50-year-old apple orchard from which they make amazing sweet, rich apple juice (it has no sugar added). In the afternoon we...

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May 10, 2005 - Pyrennes to Carcassonne (France)

John was quite excited getting back to France with their wonderful food shops and we felt quite at home; I must say I have completely changed my opinion of the French as I used to think them unfriendly but we have found everyone we have met to be delightful; (Most of my previous experiences were with Parisiennes so maybe they are different. We are now at another amazing place, a walled medieval town. The camp ground is only 15 mins walk away (5 mins on bikes) and also has a lovely view of the town. This is cassoulet country and tonight we...

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