Jun 292017
 
Bastides and Beaux Villages – part 2

The roads on the way to our next stop, Puycelci were every bit as lovely or even more so as those we had already been on. The cool air that passed through the car carried the delightful fragrances of wildflowers and occasionally the earthy scents of the pastures.

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Jun 292017
 
Bastides and Beaux Villages - part 1

Our time in France was drawing to an end, and with just over a week remaining, we wanted to take another road trip before we left. Recommendations by many people had suggested that the region between the L’Aveyron and the Tarn rivers was an especially beautiful area. Well we’re going to find out.

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Jun 242017
 
An Apéro Sleep-over

When we first arrived in Toulouse, Jeannie had researched some local groups that we might contact. l’Association France Etats-Unis” is an organization whose goal is to promote friendship and mutual understanding between the peoples of the two countries. It was a good move …

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Jun 062017
 
Beaches, Basques, and Biarritz

We were interested in a trip to Biarritz on the French Atlantic coast, but it required a bit more thought than one might think. Since it is just over 300 km (180 mi), too far to walk, and we don’t have an automobile, there was research to do, calculations to make, and scheduling to consider.

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Château de Foix

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Apr 292017
 
Château de Foix

We were looking for another day trip out of Toulouse and had been evaluating several options, but Foix (pronounced fwa ) kept popping up. Easily accessible by a one-hour train ride, it was in the piedmont of the Pyrenees …

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Apr 162017
 
An Early Train to Albi

Our mornings begin with the sun streaming into our small apartment, but this morning we had to set the alarm to ensure that we got up early for our first journey out of Toulouse since we arrived – to Albi.

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