Monthly Archives: May 2012

Monesties – Yet Another of the Plus Beaux Villages of France

Sunday, we took advantage of – well, I don’t know what you’d call it – a ‘cloud sandwich on sunshine bread’ day. That is, Saturday was grey and cool whilst Friday and Sunday were hot and sunny. So we made the 1h20m … Continue reading

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Castres: A Teeny, Tiny, Little Bit Like Venice

On my way back from Lautrec, I stopped at the nearby small city of Castres. The skies on the western horizon were darkening, so I didn’t stay long. But I did manage to see – at least, from the outside … Continue reading

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Toulouse-Lautrec: Going From Toulouse to Lautrec

Been a roll recently when it comes to visiting Les Plus Beaux Villages de France. We’ve recently visited Castelnau de Montmiral, Sarrant, and Fources and we enjoyed each of them. So last Saturday, I took advantage of a rare day … Continue reading

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Super Boule XCVI

Yesterday was a holiday here in FR. To celebrate, the local petanque club hosted a grand tournament. Teams from all over the area competed on a day that was at times bright and sunny, at other times stormy. I was … Continue reading

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How to Telephone God

In yesterday’s story on Castelnau de Montmiral, I wrote about how pretty the town is, how it merits its selection as one of the Plus Beaux Villes de France. With today being a religious holiday in FR – Ascension Day – … Continue reading

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Castelnau de Montmiral

“You know, this really is a pretty town.” D must’ve said that a dozen times. And I agree with him wholeheartedly. You see, we’ve visited quite a few of the Plus Beaux Villes de France and, frankly, we’ve been disappointed quite … Continue reading

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May Day! It’s the Sun! What Do We Do?!

May 1 – May Day – and the lovely missus has the day off. For the first time in three weeks, the sun is shining. Road trip! I had read an article in the paper, LaDepeche, about how two towns – … Continue reading

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