A VERY long weekend … au revoir, France

A girls’ weekend in Paris that turned into a 7 week holiday.

My last day in France started with the Sunday markets at Lisle-sur-Tarn. I love this town with its medieval buildings, although I’m glad I don’t have to maintain them.

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A VERY long weekend … and a very nice lunch.

A girls’ weekend in Paris that turned into a 7 week holiday.

After a fairly quiet day … we’ve gotta have them every now and then … Celine dropped me off and I caught the tram into the city for another walk around Toulouse. The public transport is very good here.

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A VERY long weekend … out of the labyrinth

A girls’ weekend in Paris that turned into a 7 week holiday.

When I first saw footage of the Minotaur walking through the streets of Toulouse I was desperate to see it in person. And then I found out you could actually ride it!

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2013 France Part 3

Rather long and no photos. [photos now added]  Just trying to get the info updated as I don’t know how long it will be before I have my next wifi.

Wednesday 24 July
Stu went to the markets today where he bought peaches and strawberries. He managed to leave a few strawberries in his backpack where they got squashed by the waterbottles later in the day and leeched red juice down the back of his shirt and shorts. Not a good look but at least he smelt good.
As it turns out our friend’s husband didn’t have to work this week so we all toddled off to Carcassonne today. At first view it truly is like a fairytale castle with it’s towers and conical turrets. We did an audio tour of the chateau and ramparts and had lunch on the run. Went to the cathedral and walked around some of the grounds. There’s lots to explore here that isn’t streets full of shops and that was a pleasant surprise. Also discovered there’s a Youth Hostel there. That might be something to keep in mind for next time. This is definitely my favourite medieval town so far. Perhaps the cool breeze off the Pyrenees helped.

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Carcassonne

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2013 France – Part 2

I’m only running about a week behind. Please be patient.

After my first update, my sister’s comment was:
“So if we hear that you’ve been arrested it could be for urinating in public, driving illegally, parking illegally, taking photos illegally or drinking too much.”
So far, Interpol has failed to find us.

Friday 19 July
Off to the poissonerie to buy longoustines and fish for lunch. Cooked the longoustines and put them in the fridge to cool then back to the pier for Stu to visit the tackle shop.

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