Oh, where to start; the endless grape fields that span across hundreds of miles, the mountains that reach up into the clouds and castle-like buildings along the way. Over the weekend we visited 4 remarkable cities, each with their own personality- Narbonne, Toulouse, Carcassonne and Collioure.
Narbonne gave us high winds and left us with tangled hair, haha. It was
quite windy here, but was still incredible to see original roads from the
Romans. We went to the local fresh produce market- similar but much smaller
than St. Joseph’s Boqueria in Barcelona. I got to try my first éclair, very delicious…highly
recommend! On a funny note, there was a Sephora and I still had some chipped
purple nail polish on, so I figured I would take it off there. Long story short…don’t
try to paint your nails there, haha, at least not all of them!
Carcassonne brings to mind two words- castle and Disney. An amazing sight to
see was this colossal castle with snowcapped mountains in the background. It
looked like something in the Disney movies, which I found out later, is one of
the places Disney actually got their inspiration for some of their films with
castles. We walked along the inner curtain wall, in the towers and peaked
through square cut outs along the wall where cannons and guns were placed.
There was an entire city within the walls- tons of shops and eateries!
Collioure, France is a seaside city that kisses the Mediterranean Sea! It
contains the most outstanding views that will set you instantly in awe. You’re
surrounded by mountains, red-tiled roofs, crystal clear waters and the aromas
of the best seafood you’ll ever eat! We were only here for a brief period of
time, but I wished I could’ve spent a couple extra years here! It was so serene.