Monthly Archives: September 2012

Lourdes, Pyrénées

At last I can sit and post a blog .. have had a busy week .. and we still haven’t purchased a toilet !!!!  – bought taps, shower fittings, tiles, and beautiful oval quartz basin.  The builder is making a … Continue reading

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En route to Lourdes

I didn’t realise how difficult it was to choose a toilet !!   We needed a shower in our en suite bathroom, which is very small, and decided to take out the bath and put a shower in it’s place.  It’s a … Continue reading

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Carcassonne, Southern France # 2

Holding thumbs my downloading goes smoothly with … drum role … .. .. .. .. Carcassonne continued .. Entrance to the Chateau … a fortress within a fortress, the chateau has a moat, five towers and defensive wooden galleries on the … Continue reading

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Carcassonne, Southern France

Dating back to the sight of a Roman settlement in the 2nd century, the citadel of Carcassonne is a perfectly restored medieval town protected by UNESCO.   Centuries of primarily religious wars led to it’s near-destruction, only the lower sections of the walls are original; … Continue reading

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Arles, Provence # 2

Let’s continue our walk-about through a very small part of Arles before catching the bus again … as I think I’ve mentioned before, there are lots of dogs, of all shapes and sizes, on leads with their owners, whether in … Continue reading

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Arles, Provence

When we booked this particular Trafalgar Tour, I looked up all the places we were going to visit on our travels around this truly beautiful country of France.  There were ‘hidden gems’  along the way, not noted in the itinerary.   Arles was … Continue reading

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Driving through Cannes, Côte d’Azur

Up bright and early the next morning, after our last night-stop in Nice, we had a non-stop bus tour along the Boulevard de la Croisette of Cannes, ‘land of film festivals, movie stars, the rich and the famous’  !!! Our bus driver, Marc, … Continue reading

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