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February 2017
Posted on February 23rd, 2017 by paularath

Today was one of those perfect days that will always live in my memory. To begin with, the weather broke and it was a gloriously sunny spring-like day. We decided to take a drive and have a picnic in the direction of the Pyrenees and the Spanish border to check out some of the Cathare Castles. On the drive,
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Posted on February 23rd, 2017 by paularath

After a month of travel, my hair was looking a bit, well, tired. Too much growth caused it to droop, which in turn made me feel droopy. So I simply couldn’t resist getting a French hair cut in Carcassonne. The Salon de Coiffure Michele Cazaux came highly recommended, so David helped me make an appointment and
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Posted on February 18th, 2017 by paularath

Today is a beautiful sunny day and the temperature is approaching 60, so absolutely everyone is at the Carcassonne farmers market. It is my favorite place to go on a Saturday. I see all sorts of things I have never seen before – and have no idea what some of them are. The vegetables and
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Posted on February 15th, 2017 by paularath

Minerve is a tiny, picturesque Cathar Languedoc village, surrounded by ancient vineyards, located on the confluence of the Cesse and Briant rivers. It is a UNESCO Heritage site. It has the feeling of a sculpture carved into the rocks that the sculptor didn’t quite finish. It’s unusual in so many ways, one of which is
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Posted on February 12th, 2017 by paularath

There’s no question about it, this is the center of French wine country. While one may hear a great deal about Bordeaux and Provence wines, which come from about two to five hours away, the wines of the Languedoc-Roussillon don’t seem to get the same amount of attention. But, oh my, they should! I don’t pretend to be a
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