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.
Wonderful day out in Toulouse. But then M. Grumpy and Madame Snooty came to stay.
L’Ariégeoise: The Dedicated Amateur Cyclists Challenge. Two Gite guests took part.
A French car-boot sale, Flamenco dancing, German summer visitors, friendly Aussies and Pizza…are the subject of the latest episode of “L’Escapade”.