Canal du Midi

The day started out with some very persistent and irritating mobile phone calls and texts.  Unfortunately I wasn’t close enough to the canal, once again I had the urge to surgical remove the phone and dispose of it!!  After breakfast I retired to the hotel garden with my camera until the phone calls stopped.

After that we strolled into the walled city to visit the ‘museum of torture’ which came highly recommended by some New Zealanders who had been in the hotel lounge the previous night.  The museum was interesting and horrific in equal measures (a post on the museum is coming soon).

Then we took a leisurely stroll through La Cite across the old bridge to the town of Carcassonne.  When we got there we took in the Neptune Fountain, the cathedral (unfortunately shut due to renovations), the churches and the art museum before making our way back over the old bridge back to the hotel.  What came next, just had to be done…  A game of Carcassonne within view of the city walls.

Dinner was in a delightful restaurant within the city walls that gave the option to have different wines served with each course to compliment the dishes chosen.  For my main course I had sea-bass and vegetables and for my desert I had a chocolate bomb mouse which had chocolate sauce poured over it, at the table.  It melted into taste heaven especially when accompanied with the red Grenache that was served with the desert.

8 Comments CherryPie on Jun 18th 2012

8 Responses to “Carcassonne – Day Four”

  1. ....peter:) says:

    Hi Cherie… we are on a holiday now and have tried to get into your site a few times and failed… we are going for a shot ride up a few of the locks of the Trent Severin Canal System in Ontario in the morning…
    Penny’s sister, her husband and two friends are completing a journey from Florida and are now on their last leg to go over to the Georgian Bay… we came 900 kl south to where my brother lives meet up with them for a few days.
    I took the time to review all of your great photos and stories in the Carcassonne series and enjoyed them very much.
    I will catch up with you again when we get back home….peter:)

    • CherryPie says:

      Sorry about the sight issue, someone alerted me to the fact that I mistyped my url after I had rebuilt my PC and it lost the saved data. It should be working properly for everyone now.

      I hope you are enjoying your holiday, I look forward to seeing your photos :-)

      I am glad you enjoyed the virtual view of Carcassonne.

  2. I usually turn my mobile off completely when I’m on holiday.
    Believe me, you don’t want to talk about business when travelling.

    Is that River Aude?
    It’s so calm and slow, love it.

    • CherryPie says:

      I am like you, mine is mostly turned off when I am away. I only use it to contact people I am on holiday with if we are not together and need to meet up or to text back home to say what a great time I am having ;-)

  3. Victoria says:

    Beautiful picture!

  4. jamsodonnell says:

    Now that is a sight to enjoy. It looks so peaceful