France, mon amour!

In the rest of the days I took advantage of the nice weather and explored one city each day. The only city I wanted to see but couldn’t was Albi. I figured out too late that the busses don’t work on weekends. I woke up early and got ready, walked to the bus station … but the bus didn’t arrive. 🙂


The lake has a crest length of 780 m and maximum height of 32 m. I needed around one hour to walk to the lake in one direction. I didn’t know the exact way so I got lost too. But it was a beautiful day so I didn’t mind at all. Fresh air and a little hike felt good. It was so peaceful with no people around. When I reached it I laid down on the shore and enjoyed the chocolate croissant.


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This little city with 10.000 inhabitants is located 35 kilometres out of Toulouse. The most notable physical feature of Revel is its central square, which is partially covered by a 14th-century roof, supported by wooden pillars and topped by a distinctive bell-tower. Every Saturday morning, a market is held in the square and surrounding streets in which a variety of goods, but especially food and clothing, is on sale. Another distinctive building is the large, Gothic-style town church of Notre-Dame, just south of the central square.

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50 minute ride and I was in this small, lovely city. This day the weather was the worst in the whole week. It was cloudy, cold and on the verge of raining. Big parks, narrow streets, churches, squares and nice houses down by the riverside made a good impression.

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The morning was so foggy I couldn’t see where I am going. But google maps on my phone gave me the right instructions. I did a lot of walking on this day. Around 6 kilometres in one way.  And when I came back from Soreze to the house I saw McDonalds sign and walked another 2 kilometres … all for a tasty hamburger.

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It felt amazing being a traveler again. I missed this feeling. One week passed too fast, now I am already back at work at the hostel. Making more money so next time the trip can take longer, not just a week.

France, Au revoir! 🙂

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