Our last afternoon and following morning were spent in Carcassonne, exploring La Cite. This medieval fortress gradually fell into disrepair until the mid 1800’s when it was largely restored by architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc.
Legions of biscuits, closely monitored by the saleswomen, so that any gaps are filled with military precision.
Marked as a World Heritage site, the city is surrounded by vineyards, and wine and tourism are key industries.
A truly scrumptious meal was had here; huge salads, frites and pastis. We just about managed to get home without getting soaked as the sweltering, muggy weather finally broke.
Slightly cooler and dull the next morning, we timed the showers to perfection and really did just manage to miss getting sodden.
Those Celts get everywhere!