From Monte Carlo, we took a train to Nice, then Montpeiller, and then to Carcassone. We stopped right by the train station to watch a locke in Canale du Midi being lowered and raised for passing boats. Then we found our hotel and of course took a nap.
The man at our hotel was very nice and even gave us a discount because we were staying for 3 nights. We walked to la cite, which is a fortified, walled city, that overlooks the newer part of Carcassone, where we were staying. We walked around and then ate dinner in la cite.
The next day, we got up early to eat breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, we took a nap. We were so tired that we spent the whole day watching French tv and planning the rest of our trip. We took a day off. We were pretty disappointed with our food choices, so we had a quick snack at McDonalds (shh, don’t tell) and then later ate dinner (if you can imagine) at a TexMex/Greek/Italian restaurant.
The next day we again started our day with breakfast and a nap. We went to the train station to make train reservations for the Spanish trains, but the office was closed. We stopped at the post office to mail postcards and then went back to la cite.
We ate lunch and then went on a tour of Chateau Comtal. Afterwards we headed back to the new town and shopped. We each bought a new shirt because we we sick of the same 5 shirt options.
We went back to the train station to make reservations, which we were unsuccessful at. The man kept telling us that you could not make reservations. He was very helpful, not! We relaxed in a park with some icy treats and then ate dinner at a pizzeria, La Petite Venise.
The next morning, we left at 5:45 a.m. to start our train trek to Barcelona, Spain!