After a great week in Sarlat with Grandma, it was time to go to our next stop, Alet-les-bains (30 mins south of Carcassonne). We dropped Grandma off at the train station, and drove four hours to a small bed and breakfast.
We arrived and found a large trampoline in their backyard so we spent the afternoon playing on it or relaxing in the garden. As you know Ryan and I love trampolining and bouncing around and making up games. We went on the trampoline at least 5 times a day!
The following day we explored the area. We went to a massive market in the morning that was made up of mostly food vendors, but there was also a few other products too. One of the more fascinating ones was a booth that sold all kinds of musical instruments. After we finished the market we drove about 20 minutes to a small village to eat lunch and explore.
Unfortunately when we went a lot of the places were closed because it was Monday but it was still fun to walk around. For dinner we ate at the B&B, we had chicken in mushroom sauce, with pavlova and strawberries for dessert! Needless to say that Daddy loved it!
We drove into Carcassonne to attend a walking tour of the old walled city. It was first established by the Visigoths in the fifth century, then was conquered by the Roman’s who fortified it and made it a busy place for merchants and soldiers. It was restored in 1853 into great condition before being designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We then went to a wind farm on a ridge just above Alet-Les-Bains. Now, what made it so special is the fact that we went right under the wind turbines and we could hear the swoosh of the blades and the whir of the machinery inside each wind turbine! There were at least 8 that we could see. It was very interesting but very scary!
Again we had dinner at the B&B because it was so good the first night. We ate duck in a blackberry sauce and a chocolate cake for dessert!
This has definitely been the best place so far. Our rooms were great, the location was scenic and wonderful and the food was awesome! See you next time!