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Abbaye Sainte-Marie de Lagrasse, Lagrasse, Languedoc, France - 9th August 2018

A couple of days in and we decide it's time to go a bit further out, following up on a suggestion from the house owner to visit the mediaeval Abbey town of Lagrasse, some 40km away. But before that, there's time for a wander around the markets in Carcassonne

next album: The Lac de la Cavayère, Carcassonne, Aude, France - 10th August
previous album: A Trip to Carcassonne, Aude, France - 7th August 2018

2018 Someone has inconsiderately parked their washing machine

Someone has inconsiderately parked their washing machine

2018 The boys play in a fountain

The boys play in a fountain

2018 Isobel's got something stuck in her sock

Isobel's got something stuck in her sock

2018 The markets of Carcassonne, in Place Carnot

The markets of Carcassonne, in Place Carnot

2018 A fancy fountain in Place Carnot

A fancy fountain in Place Carnot

2018 More fruit stalls, and the ever-present pharmacie

More fruit stalls, and the ever-present pharmacie

2018 Fred's in heaven with his ice cream

Fred's in heaven with his ice cream

2018 Harry stands in the Place Carnot

Harry stands in the Place Carnot

2018 It rains for a bit, so the boys run around in it again

It rains for a bit, so the boys run around in it again

2018 Isobel smiles to herself at the Maison Bor

Isobel smiles to herself at the Maison Bor

2018 Harry stares at nougat

Harry stares at nougat

2018 Another old shop-sign relic, for Gazaniol

Another old shop-sign relic, for Gazaniol

2018 Nice City of Carcassonne cast-iron-work

Nice City of Carcassonne cast-iron-work

2018 The gang inspects some sculptures in an exhibition

The gang inspects some sculptures in an exhibition

2018 More markets in Les Halles Prosper Montagné

More markets in Les Halles Prosper Montagné

2018 Isobel buys some stuff in a boulangerie

Isobel buys some stuff in a boulangerie

2018 Fred and Harry mess around in a fish shop

Fred and Harry mess around in a fish shop

2018 The Théâtre Jean Alery

The Théâtre Jean Alery

2018 The town of Lagrasse

The town of Lagrasse

2018 How French could it get: a 2CV trundles past

How French could it get: a 2CV trundles past

2018 The Community School of Lagrasse

The Community School of Lagrasse

2018 A couple of French snails slide around

A couple of French snails slide around

2018 Harry and Isobel on the main street in Lagrasse

Harry and Isobel on the main street in Lagrasse

2018 Quaintly-decaying shop sign

Quaintly-decaying shop sign

2018 Back alleys of Lagrasse

Back alleys of Lagrasse

2018 The old market square

The old market square

2018 The gang walk the cobbled streets of Lagrasse

The gang walk the cobbled streets of Lagrasse

2018 A view over the river

A view over the river

2018 Harry spots a secret door into the mountain with God on it

Harry spots a secret door into the mountain with God on it

2018 There's some sort of political/radical book sale going on

There's some sort of political/radical book sale going on

2018 Up in the former monks' dormitory

Up in the former monks' dormitory

2018 Harry looks at some stones

Harry looks at some stones

2018 This boat scultpure is actually part of the same sequence as the circles of Carcassonne

This boat scultpure is actually part of the same sequence as the circles of Carcassonne

2018 Stone columns

Stone columns

2018 An inconvenient public convenience

An inconvenient public convenience

2018 The Abbaye of Lagrasse

The Abbaye of Lagrasse

2018 Walking down some steep cobbled streets

Walking down some steep cobbled streets

2018 A French cat gives us the hairy eyeball as we pass by

A French cat gives us the hairy eyeball as we pass by

2018 Inside the Eglise Saint Michel

Inside the Eglise Saint Michel

2018 There's a very yappy small dog outside the Eglise

There's a very yappy small dog outside the Eglise

2018 More colourful narrow streets

More colourful narrow streets

2018 At a café, Fred is disappointed that his ice cream doesn't measure up to the advert for it

At a café, Fred is disappointed that his ice cream doesn't measure up to the advert for it

2018 An African dude is spectacularly-blue robes sells jewellry

An African dude is spectacularly-blue robes sells jewellry

2018 It's good to see that France still has hole-in-the-floor bogs

It's good to see that France still has hole-in-the-floor bogs

2018 Hanging around outside an Epicerie

Hanging around outside an Epicerie

2018 We head back to the car

We head back to the car

2018 Back at the house, we play cards for a bit

Back at the house, we play cards for a bit

2018 The Cité of Carcassonne is lit up at night and we can see a bit of it from the balcony of the house

The Cité of Carcassonne is lit up at night and we can see a bit of it from the balcony of the house

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