You can do a lot in four days. Make memories. Titillate your senses. We landed at Carcassonne and then drove westwards on quiet country roads to Mirepoix where we stopped to loiter and investigated the small town's impressive medieval cathedral.
|Old sign in Mirepoix, L'Ariege|
|Frances in Cathedrale St Maurice, Mirepoix|
On Thursday we were in Ax-lesThermes where a French couple were resting on a bench near "La Poste" - the post office. At first I thought it might be wealthy American computer magnate Mr R.Brague with his long suffering wife Mrs E.Brague but when I approached them the mixed odours of garlic, "Gitanes" and eau de cologne were unmistakable:-
Here's another picture of the mountains poking up above the clouds - taken from the ski fields high above Ax-les-Thermes:-
|Ethereal clouds - Domaine du Saquet|
On the last night Frances and I drove down to the hamlet of Les Pujols where a stage had been erected and a travelling musical troupe was performing at the annual "fete". Here you see Ms J. Aspin of Wrexham disguised as Lady Gaga:-
|At the annual village fete in Les Pujols|
Robin and Suzy live in an old farmhouse that has been subdivided into gites. They live in the right end section and the other two thirds of the building are divided into four individual rental properties. Let me know if you might like to stay there one day. It's very peaceful and rural but a ten minute drive from Pamiers. Fifteen minutes to Foix.
|Pyreneen Vue - Robin and Suzy's place|
On Saturday, Frances and I went into Toulouse. Previously, I'd only seen the city's airport. It is a lovely low-rise city with many historical buildings and a genteel, relaxed atmosphere. Many restaurants and street cafes and well worth four hours of our time:-
|River scene in Toulouse|