Medieval Charm at Carcassonne
It may have been a far cry from the peaks of the Pyrenees, but the heat certainly went up a notch or two today – peaking (!) at a more than comfortable 24ºC in the afternoon at Carcassonne.
The 2hr drive took us through the Midi Pyrenees and into the Languedoc, which had certain similarities to the recently visited Gironde. Sweeping valleys filled with vineyards set against ‘moody’ mountain backdrops behind.
We had been warned that Carcassonne would be special (it is listed in France’s Top 18 places to visit from the LonelyPlanet guide (http://www.lonelyplanet.com/france/travel-tips-and-articles/76696) .
The changing landscape at dusk was breathtakingly beautiful, before Carcassonne was transformed into a ‘Medieval Cite” that had both girls gasping with delight. With sweet shops aplenty, terrace bars and gargoyles at every corner… it was something that fitted everyone’s tastes!
Somehow two new hoodies found their way onto two happy young girls and the night ended with a happy jaunt back to the motorhome….. all 250m away from the views below!
Magical without Disney! One to visit again….