Arrival in Carcassonne
Trip Start Nov 16, 2008
14Trip End Nov 29, 2008
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We drove through some small country roads along beautiful scenery, so different from the other side of the Pyrenees. It soon got dark though, so we really couldn't see much, which was a pity.
We eventually made it into Carcassonne, and got our first glimpse of La Cite. Wow, what a site, all lit up. I took a picture, but it didn't turn out. We drove around, trying to figure out how to get to our B&B to no avail. Eventually, we stopped at a little hotel, and I asked the girl there. She was so nice and gave me a better map of the area and showed me exactly where to go.
It's a good thing too, because we were somewhat frightened going down the narrow, one-lane road to the house in the pitch black. We never would have found it otherwise. We finally got to the big iron gate and went through and drove up to the house. Madame came out and greeted us.
She speaks a little English, and with my little bit of French, we usually do pretty well at conversing. She had us come in, and she got our keys and stuff, then showed us our suite which is attached to the main house (all the other rooms are in a separate building).
Our suite was great. Mine and DH's room was big, with a big bed, a table for four, tv, and bathroom. Then a door goes to a little ante-room where there is another 1/2 bath, a nook with magazines and reading material for our use, and the stairs that led to the kids' room which had two twin beds, and armoir and lots of space.
We got settled in, I cranked the radiator as high as it could go, and then we left to find a restaurant for dinner. We went into the main part of town and found a restaurant called La Rotunda. It was ok, kind of like a French Denny's. I ordered a Nicoise Salade, and everything seemed canned, etc, and definitely not fresh. But maybe that's also because it's winter. But either way, it wasn't great food, but whatever, we were hungry!
After that, it was lights out and sack out!