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Day 13

Perpignan, France

Today we leave St Remy de Provence and begin our journey to Spain. It is sad to leave Villa Rosa, we have really enjoyed our stay here. On our way to Spain we pass through Arles, a hot spot for all the great impressionist painters in the early 1900’s. As Connie would say, “the light is great here”. Next we stop in Nemes to take a tour of another walled city that is thousands in stead of hundreds of years old. Nemes boasts that it has the best preserved “coliseum” built by the Romans. It is still in use today for bullfights and concerts.
From Nemes we travel to Carcassonne, a medieval town complete with moat. Robin Hood was filmed here. Carcassonne is very touristy, exactly what Mark loved. He went into every shop looking to buy a sword, armor, and all kinds of other useless items. We eventually pried him away and headed on to a small beach town outside of Perpignan called Canet-en-Roussillon. The town seems to be a hot spot for English tourists looking for a little French Riviera sun. The boys had a little beach time and Mom and Dad just relaxed with a nice bottle of wine. Dinner was interesting as John had his first cuttle fish which did not go down too well.

permalink written by  pscossette on June 30, 2007 from Perpignan, France
from the travel blog: The Cossette Family Sabbatical
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