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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

T Stands For….Taking you back to the start!

Hi everyone! I am still trying to get all of my photos off my phone - it's a long process but I have got some off now!
I have more photos of Carcassonne to show you! Here is a Tourisme site with some great videos too!
 Carcassonne is a medieval walled city although on the tour we took in the morning we found that the city walls have layers in them including some Roman parts.
The castle was worth a visit, especially for the views of both the old town and the new!



The Basilique Saint-Nazaire in the old city was beautiful too! It was Carcassonne's only cathedral until the 1800's



On the first day we didn't leave until the sun was setting over the cemetery.
Although I commented that I thought it commercialised, the old city is one of France's most visited tourist attractions and I suppose along with that souvenir shops are a must!

As I am here for T Stands For Tuesday (hosted by the handsome Bleubeard  and his lovely owner and friend Elizabeth)I shall take you to the Creperie we went to in the evening - we had eaten a huge Cassoulet at lunch time(sorry no photos) so only wanted something lighter! 

The menus were works of art!




I'm not sure how vegetarian this is though! 
Our drink was water, hubby insisted he could see quite well in his sun glasses!


I had to wait a while for folk to finish their meals - it was quite busy and as soon as I could I took the next photo!
This was just one day in the Old City, I shall take you to the modern city over the river later this week.

Happy T Day! 
Thanks for looking, Chris

21 comments:

Linda Kunsman said...

Oh how I would LOVE to see this in person-but your photos sure are the next best thing Chris!! Utterly charming!
Was just talking to my hubby about your trip (after I pulled out my camera to take a few pics of a recent dinner out and he posed- a la your hubby:) - will post soon-
really brilliant photos Chris!! Happy T day!

My name is Erika. said...

The Carcassonne castle looks amazing. It's on my list and I would love to visit. And your restaurant looks like a fascinating place. I love the medieval designs on the menu. Happy T day and hope you aren't as sore as you were last week. Hugs-Erika

geistige_Schritte said...

the castle is wonderful and the restaurant is fantasic from ancient times. The menu is great and your Tag!!!
Wonderful photos!!! I hope you are doing better!
Happy Day
Elke

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was in the middle of leaving you a comment when my electricity went off. It took about 45 minutes before it came back on, but of course, I lost everything, including the comment to you.

Carcassonne is a beautiful place, and the castle is so unique. I was surprised it was in such good condition, too. Of course, the Basilique Saint-Nazaire was even more beautiful and well worth the wait to see it. Those windows were simply over the top!

How ironic I've never heard of Carcassonne until now, and you say the old city is one of the most visited cities in France.


I had NO idea what a Cassoulet was, so did an internet search. One site called it "serious eats." I adored seeing the place you ate, and loved the images on the menu. They added to the overall beauty of the restaurant, too. I'd give anything for a really good cheese crepe. Your meals look wonderful.

Thanks for sharing Carcassonne, the stunning Basilique Saint-Nazaire, L'Ostal, the menu I adored, your food, and your water with us for T this Tuesday. Glad you are home for awhile.

Helen said...

Wow, Carcassonne is beautiful, so are those fantastic stained glass windows! the menus look so decorative (nice touch to have French and English too for us whose schoolgirl French is a long time ago!) Looking forward to the next instalment.

Valerie-Jael said...

Oh, what wonderful photos you have shared. My fave is the frieze of horses, just fabulous. Your restaurant looks fun too, love the menu cards, fantastic idea! Happy T Day, Hugs, Valerie

johanna said...

i hope i can some day go there, your photos are fab!!
i have a weak spot for These signs outside the Restaurants or Shops... and i can´t come over this fantastic menue Card!! i love medieval Pictures, and their Cards are a hoot!
happy t-day, Chris!

Meggymay said...

You have taken us to a fantastic destination today. That is somewhere I would very much like to see for real. The photos were all great.
The restaurant also looked so inviting, those menu cards were art works in themselves.
Happy T day wishes Chris.
Yvonne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

What an amazing place and those views over the old and new town are spectacular! The cathedral is stunning with all the beautiful glass and intricate stone carvings 😁. The restaurant you found is a real gem and those menus are definitely works of art and match the decor perfectly - I love it! Thanks for sharing your fabulous photos, I enjoyed visiting Carcassonne with you 😀. Happy T Day! J 😊

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wonderful photos - what a super trip you had! Always such a pleasure to see your hubby posing so well for us...lol!
Happy T-Day my friend!
oxo Susi

butterfly said...

Oh, magnificent! So happy to see some more of Carcassonne through your eyes... all that history built into the very walls. Looks like you found a splendid place to eat too.
Alison x

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous photos, a place I would love to visit. Looking forward to seeing more.
Avril xx

jinxxxygirl said...

Oh how i envy you your travels Chris... And i'am ever so thankful that you share with us here at the T party... Hugs! deb

Cath Wilson said...

What a great menu! Love the illustrations :-)

Glad you had such an interesting time. You've added fuel to my desire to visit Carcassonne - I was supposed to go a few years ago and couldn't make the holiday... my French friends had booked hotels and everything, so I was very disappointed... still on my list, though.

Great photos on Instagram!

Cath x

Divers and Sundry said...

Thanks for the tour. Gorgeous! I love that there's English translation in the menu :) Happy T Tuesday

kathyinozarks said...

Oh I so enjoyed the tour-thanks so much-and the menus were gorgeous I wonder how many they lose to souveniers. Happy T Day Kathy

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Layers in the walls dating back to the Romans - that's awesome, Chris! How wonderful that some of the Roman wall painting is still intact! "Cultures" that want to destroy the history left by others frighten and disgust me.

The basilica - wow! It must be inspirational just to stand in such a space.

Salmon vegetarian? Since when - lol? Thank you for the lovely tour of the old city.

Um, BTW, I think it is Bleubeard who owns Elizabeth ;-)

Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

Dianne said...

Love your photos as always, and you are right, the menu is very artful! Love the Medieval illumination style. Happy T Day!

Purple Tree Paints said...

Those menus are so lovely and every where looks beautiful. Glad you had fun x

Carol said...

Love seeing all of your photos ♥ We don't have true castles here in America. A few wanta bees but they just aren't the same . The details on the menu are fantastic. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

Krisha said...

What a stunning place to visit, love all your photos and really enjoyed seeing them.
Thank you for the lovely T-day comments on my blog, sorry I'm so late in getting back to you.
The menu was very creative indeed.