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Thursday, 9 October 2014


It was a few weeks ago now but the trip to Carcassonne was wonderful. We caught a glimpse of the walled city above the trees as we drove in from Collioure in the south-west of France.

We were booked into the Mercure at Carcassonne and it must be the closest hotel to the gates to the old city.
It was a Sunday and the whole city was having an "Open Day" because of a famous anniversary whose fame is now forgotten. It was free entry and so everyone within cooee was there or making an effort to get there.
We walked around the walls and through the small streets and alleyways inside. Great restoration work has been done. The view of these tiled roofs attracted me.
And snippets of the outer town from the windows were lovely too...
After dinner at the hotel we returned for a walk to see the lights.
And indulged in a selfie...


Trish said...

We stayed at Collieure and loved it. Full of artists and art. The drive from there to Carcassonne was magical . What a lovely holiday it must have been!

love those cupcakes said...

I've never visited but it looks stunning, by day and night. We've only ever taken one selfie, like you whilst on holiday in a wintery Amsterdam. Our girlie said we looked like terrorists.