South of France - October 2005

Quick visit to apartment


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Looking out of the window and what did I see?
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The fantastic Millau Viaduct - one of the projects from the BBC's Megastructures series. It's a thing of beauty and it's taken hours off the journey to the South of France.
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... and then we drove up from Perpignan to see it.
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It's too big to get a shot of it from the road we were on.
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Then down to Albi ...
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... where we went from one massive bridge to one that's five hundred years old, which was just as important in its time.
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Albi also has a cathedral
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That's me at the base.
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Hundreds of years after the Cathedral was built the French added this bit of unharmonious icing cake. Anywhere else it would be impressive.
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This inside seemed much, much smaller considering the size of the exterior.
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In the outside garden I spotted ...
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... some interesting brickwork making a square tower into a round one.
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The town council had decided to relay the floor under the old market hall.
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Prices of bread.
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Tons of restaurants in Albi.
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We chose Le Terroir at 11, rue Toulouse Lautrec - excellent formule at 27 and great 'desserts'.
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On to Castelnaudary (home of cassoulet) where it rained.
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It may have been wet but we didn't expect to see this on the road - both sides of it.
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A bit blowy at l'appartement.
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So we went to Colliour which is always nice.
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Back home all too soon.
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