I will start with last night’s dinner at our B&B. Jocelyne & Eric were tremendous hosts. The first course was Foie Gras with fig sauce, the 2nd was grilled duck breast, the 3rd was goat cheese with walnuts, and for dessert we had Saint-Honore'(cream puffs in an elaborate design with sauce).
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We left in the morning and stopped at Najac, a small medieval castle and town. This castle was built in 1153. Richard the Lionhearted, King of England had been here to sign a treaty. The last picture is a model of what the castle was like before it was in ruins.
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Albi was the next stop. Albi’s cathedral is huge. The exterior looks more like a fortress than a cathedral and is built out of red brick. The interior of the church has few stained glass windows and is brightly painted. It looks essentially as it did in 1500.
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The Toulouse-Lautrec Museum is located in the building that was the Bishop’s house and has the largest collection of his paintings, posters and sketches. He was born here in 1864.
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After returning the rental car to the Toulouse airport, we took a taxi to Elisa’s apartment. Andrea, her boyfriend, made us a wonderful Italian dinner (Tagliatelle al ragu and Frittata di zucchini) and then we went for a night bike ride into the City Center. I didn’t take my camera so no pictures. 😦
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