Day 17 France: Carcassonne

Locks, bridges and aqueducts linking the Atlantic to the Mediterranean a total of 240km (149 miles) This canal the amazing brain child and work of Pierre – Paul Riquet (a salt tax baren) was completed in 1681. It was the greatest engineering feat of its time and revolutionised local economies. It was the life bloodContinue reading “Day 17 France: Carcassonne”

Day 12 France: Domme a bastile/fortified medieval town. Rocamadour a medieval cliff top village. Day 13 Sabbath walk

Domme was founded as a stronghold in 1281 by Philip the Bold following his campaign along the Dordogne River. This town was privileged enough to mint its own currency in 1307. It prospered during the 17th century and then declined which facilitated its preservation for us to appreciate today. Rocamadour Many… have no true appreciationContinue reading “Day 12 France: Domme a bastile/fortified medieval town. Rocamadour a medieval cliff top village. Day 13 Sabbath walk”