Tuesday, 23 September 2014

From the Tarn to the Haut Languedoc

We arrived at one of our favourite Aires in a little village called Broquies. It sits on a very high hill and in the mornings the Aire is shrouded in mist that collects in the valley.

This is the terace where we take morning coffee :-) 

And then walk into the village for a spot of sketching.

And a look at the hobbit house, this is my favourite house in the village.

A bit of garden therapy for my DH.

We finally dragged ourselves away to pastures new in the Haut Languadoc area and on the way spent a lovely quiet night in this picnic area. More sketching and a great breakfast view.

Our first stop of the day was Roquefort to sample the cheese. But first coffee with this amazing view in front of us, just outside the town.

The cheese tasting went well but the price tag put us off a bit, although it was an exceptional flavour. Can't beat a good bit of English cheddar though can you?

The final stop of the day was a town called Lunas.

Which is a beautiful medieval town that takes elegance in decay to a whole new level, it's just gorgeous! 

Right on top of the cliff that surrounds the town is this beautiful statue of 'Mary' looking down on the town.

After a couple of nights we moved on to another medieval town and were lucky enough to catch a carnival.

And a lady doing wonderful tatting.

And another lovely lady selling gorgeous honey which my DH couldn't resist.

She graciously allowed me to take a photo showing her lovely costume.

I spent a relaxing afternoon sketching this wonderful town view, what a great opportunity :-) 

Many thanks to everyone who's been keeping me company on on our trip.

1 comment:

Fran├žoise said...

Beautiful! I don't know this region of France so well.
Have a great day.