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A weekend in France.

Just back from a marvellous weekend in France with family, friends, food  and wine!

We took a lovely gite near Carcassonne.

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It’s a converted wine storage cellar. Might not look much from the front, but inside and in the garden at the back the story is different.

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View from the bathroom.

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View from the bedroom and yes those are the Pryanees.

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Middle son Mr J and fiancée Ms M were with us too. Mmm breakfast.

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We had travelled on Thursday so Friday was our first full day there. And where to go but Camelot Carcassonne.

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And a walk round the ramparts.

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View over the town.

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View over the interior of the old city.

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The old cathedral is stunning, especially the Rose windows.

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Saturday and time for some winter sun.

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Not warm enough for the swimming pool though. Then it was time for the main event.

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Here at the home of our friends, who just so happen to be Mr J’s godparents and were celebrating their

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And a wonderful time was had by all. We sat outside and soaked up those rays.

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Now I have one of these in my garden. How long before mine is in bloom like this. I can’t tell you how good this little bit of R&R has done us. Might just have to plan a little something else now. Any ideas?

 

 

 

Comments on: "A weekend in France." (29)

  1. Sounds like a delightful weekend. And a 50 year anniversary is something to celebrate. Spending time with adult children a real bonus.

  2. cherielanglois said:

    Like one of your other readers, I’m so envious that you’re able to visit France over a weekend! I wish it weren’t so far away….My husband and I loved Carcassonne–it really is like Camelot 🙂

  3. I so envy you the ability to just pop over to France for a weekend! That setting is glorious and it looks like the weekend was perfection–great weather, family, dear friends–couldn’t ask for more!

  4. Great images Cathy. A weekend in France heh!! the best we can do here is a weekend in Tasmania.

  5. What a lovely weekend! French castle turrets always look so romantic, don’t they? Like something you’d expect to see in a Disney film.

  6. A wonderful weekend to be sure! I’m glad you enjoyed it Cat💐

  7. Oh you lovely lucky lot! I’ve always wanted to visit Carcassonne, I love this history in the surrounding area 🙂 Thank you for sharing your lovely pictures!

  8. Some beautiful photos!!!

  9. Lovely part of the world, what a gorgeous trip. And so lovely to be able to share it with old friends.

  10. Lucky you, sounds perfect

  11. sounds like the perfect setting for a long week-end break.

  12. How very beautiful 🙂

  13. Looks like a wonderful break!

  14. Gorgeous photos!! I’m glad everyone had a lovely visit. I can’t get over the views:)

  15. Beautiful pictures. My favorite is thur the window. Glad it was a wonderful weekend.

  16. Stunning pics and so lovely to have a weekend away at this time of year. Congratulations to your friends. Go on, book something else. And don’t forget you need a week in Greece too 🙂

  17. Ah! You were only up the road from me then. We have been having glorious weather lately. We went for a friend’s birthday lunch on Thursday and were not only able to eat outside but had to take jackets off too as it was so hot. Carcassonne is lovely isn’t it and a good time of year to visit before it gets too crowded.

  18. What a wonderful thing to do with a weekend! It sounds heavenly. You should definitely keep doing short little trips like that while it is easy to move about Europe!

  19. Oh how wonderful Cathy. I would love to visit Carcasonne. It looks stunning. Have you read Kate Mosse’s books which are set there? It looks magical 😊

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