After Easter I bumped into my friend Bev who had bought a house in the Auvergne several years ago. I had seen photos and it was barely habitable when she and her partner, John, got it and they were slowly doing it up. I asked her if they had finished it yet.
We enjoyed Carcassonne very much. Some of the newer bit seemed a bit down-at-heel but the old town was charming. Important, though to get there before 11.00 am. That's when the coachloads of tourists arrive and swamp the place.
Not many tourists here yet.
Not many here, either.
More food for thought to follow....