Wednesday, July 20, 2005
The Road TripMy sister drove our families from Montpellier toward Brittany, but it was far away and we decided to make a two day trip of it. Although we were on one of the major highways in France, the scenery was often spectacular.
About an hour after we started our trip we passed the double walled fortress city of Carcassonne. Since it's so close to my sister's place, we've been there often. It's a great place to spend the day, however, you should be prepared that it is very commercial -- there are little stores selling souvenirs everywhere. In 1997, Carcassonne was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List and it is well worth a visit. I took a picture from the highway rest stop.... I think it looks majestic even from far away.
The fields that we passed along our route were also a feast for the eyes, especially the bright yellow sunflowers. Provence may have the beautiful lavender fields, but I never got tired of looking at the sunflowers of southwest France. It made the trip toward Brittany pass much faster.
-- said Auntie M in Paris
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