Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Carcassonne Southern France

Hi all,

I’ve just returned from a glorious week in Southern France. We had a fantastic 2 bedroom very old ‘mid terrace’ house 10 minutes walk from the Cite. It had been fully modernised to a high level, 2 bathrooms, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher. As state of the art hob for which you needed a degree to work it :) A roof terrace which we sat out on quite a lot in the evening having the odd drink of wine!! The weather was lovely. Sunny and warm – the others wore there coats most days, but me I was ok with a cardigan most of the time. The town of Bastide St Louis was about 15 minutes walk away over the River Aude via the ‘Pont Vieux’

We flew by Ryanair (cheap flights £20 return each). We only took 10kg of cabin
baggage per person. I was a little apprehensive at first but it was a surprise to me just how much clothing etc we took and we were way under our wt limit & we took plenty, even a hair dryer, plus tea bags for Joe & books!!

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Day of arrival having dropped our bags off we took a walk to the old Cite and for a visit to a bar/cafe for a drink & a ‘sandwich’

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Women at work planning the day!! Helped along with a glass of wine/cidre.

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Joe

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The Ancient Cite gates

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View of the Ancient Cite from the Old Bridge - ‘Pont Vieux’


I can highly recommend this a place for a short break – lots to do, plenty of places to eat covering all budgets. Sunday we went to the ‘Terminus’ hotel and had a great 3 course meal for 13.50 euro’s each – wine was extra.

3 comments:

Amanda said...

I am so jealous! I adore France. Lovely pictures and it sounds like you had a wonderful time.

Jackie said...

Looks like you had a great time Lesley, lovely photographs :o)
Jackie xx

Tracey said...

The pictures are all lovely and so pleased you had a great time. I notice lots of mention of wine,bars, cafe, cider etc mmmm