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Trip Report Trip Report - Sort of...! Toulouse, Rocamadour, Sarlat, Paris

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I say "sort of" because I was negligent in keeping a journal this trip. On previous trips, I faithfully would keep a diary of each days happenings. This time, I think I was just too tired at the end of each day to even think about it. But, luckily, cameras date photos, so at least I know what I did and when I did it!

If I were clever enough to know how to add photos to this report, I would show you a cute picture of my husband and me...when I still had all my teeth, the car still had two sideview mirrors, and my husband still possessed a wallet! But I am getting ahead of myself!

I would also show you a photo of a beautiful evening in Sarlat, dining at Le Presidial with fellow Fodorites, Larry and Margie, aka "Just Retired".

We traveled with friends. The P's are good, good friends. The N's are relatives of the P's. We had never met them until we arrived in Toulouse. I cannot even imagine a more congenial group of travelers. We were all delighted to be in France, and to share it with each other.

And of course, before I begin, I must thank all the wonderful posters here. Stu, St. Cirq, Carlux, Michael. And recent travelers to the area, winnick, sap, sssteve, etc. The wealth of information here is staggering. I am indebted to all.

So, here we begin....each couple made their own flight arrangements to Toulouse. My DH and I flew American/Iberia through Madrid. It worked reasonably well. The gluten-free meals ordered for DH were delivered on all flights as requested. They did leave a lot to be desired, but they get an A for effort, nonetheless.

On arrival in Toulouse, we took a cab to Le Grand Balcon Hotel. It is located right near a corner of Place du Capitole. The staff were very friendly and helpful. All six of us declared the beds at Le Grand Balcon were the MOST comfortable in the whole wide world. The rooms can be noisy, due to its location right by Le Capitole, but, we would definitely stay here again.

Knowing we would only be in Toulouse for one full day, I decided to book a walking tour with Penny Dickinson. www.toulousewalkingtours.com. This proved to be a great introduction to Toulouse and its' history. Penny was a delightful guide and we thoroughly enjoyed the morning we spent with her.

Next up: Off to Rocamadour area.

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