The tour was originally scheduled to begin on September 5, THEN Steve had a great idea: why not have everyone join him for three extra days in Carcassonne! We could stay inside the walls of the fortress and wander through the streets at night! Only us! No one else! What a GREAT idea! Steve chose the beautiful Hotel de la Cité as home! It is a gorgeous place! Check out the video below!
It was awesome and Steve was so happy!
When we originally set up the pre-tour we thought that we would have, at most, a quarter of the group with us, but it turned out to be nearly one-third! It was a nice beginning to what would be a wonderful adventure! When Sept. 5 finally arrived, we were sad to leave Carcassonne, but ready to start the official tour.
Next week we will begin the journal of the official tour, starting with our arrival at the beautiful Château des Ducs de Joyeuses, our home for the next two weeks in France, followed by our visit to the Abbé Saunière's haunt: Rennes-le-Château, from Steve's book: The Templar Legacy!
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PPS Thank you to everyone from the tour for letting me borrow your wonderful photos!