Saturday, 21 August 2010

Albi







Today was even hotter than yesterday.Breakfast was served in the garden again. Decided to cycle up the river before it got too hot. We cycled for around 9 miles following the veloroute before we had to turn back. We then spend a final hour wandering around the old town before starting the 50km drive to Albi. We stopped on route at the medieval hill top village of Cordes-sur-Ciel. Parking can be a problem in the summer but we found a space at the newer lower part of the town before climbing up the hill to the old part. The town was busy but was still pleasant to wander around. So much better than Rocamadour of Sarlat which were overun with tourists. We arrived at the hotel around 5.30, a quick cup of char then back into town to view the cathedral. The guide book said it is open to 7.00pm but it is now 6.00pm so we just had time to look inside before the lights were being turned off.
We then had a walk down to the river and though the old part of the town before returning to the hotel for a meal.

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