Author Archives: graciamc

About graciamc

Gracia's Travels is a photo blog. I always take too many pictures on trips so I justify my compulsion with this blog! The blog is mostly photos - they tell the best part of the story. Please contact me if you would like to use any of my photos.

Foothills of the Pyrenees – Quillan, Mirepoix, & Foix

Quillan We drove from Albi, through the pretty French countryside, to Quillan. We chose this town as our base to explore a rugged part of France in the Pyrenees mountains. The small town of Quillan, on the banks of the … Continue reading

Posted in France, The Pyrenees | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Bastide towns near Albi

A short drive from Albi is the picturesque town of Cordes-sur-Ciel. Again, our hosts gave us a good tip on where to park.  We walked up into town from the lower gate.    In the 12th century the Catholic Church … Continue reading

Posted in Albi, France | Tagged , , | 4 Comments