The warm sunny days and the fêtes and festivals have continued well into October. Each weekend there is a town or village nearby with an interesting event. We know Foix pretty well but the Journées Médievales at the Château de Foix was a good time for our first visit inside the castle. This event focused… Continue reading L’Escapade: Episode 26
A fabulous day in the amazing city of Carcassonne. A gem of a photo opportunity at every turn.
Here is yet another colourful, lively, and enjoyable Fête to show you. Good fortune blessed us once again with glorious weather throughout the weekend. There was so much more to see than a few Hazelnut growers selling their produce in Lavelanet. The variety of attractions and the fascinating characters provided me with lots to photograph.… Continue reading L’Escapade: Episode 24
During the school holidays Les Cabannes has been buzzing with visitors; the marketplace on a Sunday mornings was brim-full of stalls; the swimming pool was open; the bar was always busy. In the evenings there were giant chess and draughts and skittles games in the square and, of course, the obligatory Pétanque games and tournaments.… Continue reading L’Escapade: Episode 23
Forges de Pyrène At Montgailhard, just south of Foix, is Les Forges de Pyrène, le village inoublié, a permanent setting for the display of trades, machinery and tools of a by-gone age. The day we visited included the annual Fête du Battage, showing harvesting, dancing and demonstrations. The village blacksmith, the baker, the potter, the… Continue reading L’Escapade: Episode 22
John’s experiences camping and watching the mania and mayhem of the Tour de France at the Mur de Péguère
A visit to the Chateau de Lordat and Summertime in Bonascre.