July 4, 2010

LUNCH BREAK

Having had a hearty breakfast at Pete & Cyn's we all thought we could last until dinnertime before we ate again but all this exploring was hungry work so we stopped early afternoon for a bite to eat.


We didn't have too much choice as the tourist season was only just starting but could not have done better than the little restaurant we found. Tables under the shady trees, nice fresh bread and a clean loo, too. What more could we want?




After lunch we headed for the main event of the day - Queribus. This ancient château is perched 700 metres up on a hill and can be seen from great distances all around. In fact you can see it clearly from Pete & Cyn's balcony. If you are feeling brave you can park and walk up along a twisting footpath that climbs to the château and be rewarded with (apparently) breathtaking views over the surrounding countryside. I was not feeling brave enough that day so only have the photos I took from below.
If you would like to learn more about it, try here.




Then we set off back home, ready for a nap before dinner. We still had plenty more scenery to take in along the way.





6 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos and an interesting trip. The look of longing on that doggy face...... Diane

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  2. I don't think I would have managed the climb either Jean especially feeling as I do at the moment. Nice photos.

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  3. Delightful restaurant — and they even let Lulu in (that wouldn't happen over here!)

    Looks like a fairly simple jaunt to château Queribus, as far as I can tell, Jean. (Did I mention my eyesight isn't very good?)

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  4. That château looks fantastic. It reminds me of some castles we saw in the Alsace, also perched high upon a rock. Like you, I never felt brave enough to climb all the way up ... But even from afar, they make very pretty pictures :)

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  5. Simon de Montfort and the inquisition has a lot to answer for. And just because they didn't have the same views as the Cathars view of Christianity, they destroyed the Cathar villages and burned the heretics at the stake.
    Nevertheless a great part of France and an absorbing part of history.
    Your lunch looked a great deal more peaceful.
    Leon

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