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Monday, 16 September 2013

More hightlights

On our way out of the Midi Pyrenees we visited a very famous town called St Emilion.
Saint Emilion was a monk who founded the town which also became a famous wine region and still is today. We went inside a mono lithic church. This means one rock- so it was dug out of the mountain and not actually built. We had to go underground to see it and it was really amazing and very old. Then we drove to our next place to stay called Larresingle. Another very famous town with a fortified city (castle) and or house was right across the road from the castle. Really amazing!
We went to a place called camp siege which we had to dress up in mediaeval clothes and learned about weaponry from the the time and we go to have a turn of bow and arrow, catapults, and other things too. It was really fun. We visited some ancient Abbaye's and cathedrals, churches and bought some yummy food at local markets. It has been quite hot so we could swim in the pool at the house we stayed in too.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Highlights of Midi Pyrenees- First week

Hello everyone, so far it's ben a busy time and we have had internet trouble so we will give some highlights of the first week.
 our week in the Midi Pyrenes
We have seen ancient villages and churches in the towns of Lherm, Saint Cirq Lapopie, Cahors, Cazals, Puy Leveque. Wehave had fun buying food in the markets of Praysac 
Here are some pictures to show you

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

A very long journey!

Hello everyone, we left Sydney airport on Monday 2nd September and arrived at Paris Tuesday evening 5pm France time which was actually 1am Wednesday in your time in Australia as there is an 8hr time difference. Today we were very tired as we also had to drive from Paris for 5hrs to get to the house in Catus which is where we are for the first week- it ended up being 1.30am before we went to bed after 30hrs of travelling! It is beautiful and warm here today - maybe about 28 degrees. We wandered around the village and bought bread from the boulangerie and meat from the boucherie. Here are some quick snaps outside our house and the village.
xx Ruby and Curtis