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Agen to Bordeaux

It is Easter morning and we have just left Agen on a train for Bordeaux. I went to a French, African, Live Band, Evangelical Easter service this morning, that was in our hotel, and absolutely loved it! Although I don’t speak French, I could mostly tell what was being said. It was fantastic and I felt very blessed to be […]

Day 16 – Mossaic to Lamagistere to Agen

 After a lovely breakfast where Christine, our B&B owner, made the bread, the yogurt, and all of the jams, we went to the market to buy bread for our lunch and headed on our way along the canal. Today was an interesting day. We walked in the wind and the rain, met pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago (our route […]

Day 15 – Montauban to Mossaic

 We left early in the morning and began our day along the Canal de Lateral. It was a great day of walking, with just the right amount of sunshine. We stopped in a tiny little village and got a couple of sandwiches and some fruit and….support hose for me! Now, I would never think about wearing support hose while you […]

Day 12, 13, 14 Toulouse – Montauban

 Before we left Castanet, Madame Michelle took us to see her new small little B&B that is going to be right on the canal. It is an old pump house and she is going to make it a quaint little place with 2 bedrooms, a tea room and a place to cook and lounge outside. It has a ways to […]

Day 11 –  Villefranche-Lauragais to Castanet-Tolosan

Today was a tough day for us. We started early with breakfast from our little hotel and set out to get back onto the Canal. We had to walk a a good ways on the highway, which is never that much fun. The wind was howling, plus it was raining – all right in our faces, and it was that […]

Day 10 – Castelnaundry to  Villefranche-Lauragais

 Up early and had breakfast with the owner of our little hotel. He could not have been any nicer and offered to give us bikes for the day and also wanted to give us 2 cans of Casoulet! (Unfortunately they were too heavy for the backpack.) Today was extremely hard on my feet! I think I am breaking them in […]

Day 9- Bram to Castelnaundry

 Not to bore you, but here is a little history about Bram….”Bram was a centre of Cathar belief, a heresy from Christianity. Their difference from Rome brought the intervention of Simon de Montfort who, following a Spanish monk who became St Dominic, besieged the town in 1210. He succeeded in three days and took revenge on resistants by cutting off the top lip of all his prisoners […]

Day 8- Carcassonne to Bram

We left Carcassonne for Bram after breakfast. Today was only 18km but after having 2 days off it felt like 29km. By the time we got to our gorgeous B&B, Domaine Les Magasins, I was spent. The trail along the Canal was really nice today, but the wind really whipped us around! Walking with it in your face all day […]

Day 6 & 7 – Carcassonne

We took 2 lovely days off to relax and enjoy this Gallo-Roman city created in 100 b.c. There is so much history that it is impossible for me to share wth you using my phone and limited wifi. You can read more about it here.                                                            

Day 5 – Le Somail to Homps to Marseillette

We had breakfast with Madam and then took a cab to Homps. Today was supposed to be a 38km walk and it that is just too much! So we took a cab to Homps to make it a 24km, which is much more enjoyable. Our cab driver has a daughter living in Atlanta!!! It is a small world!!! Although it […]