After a visit to the laundromat, worked out how to use the washing machine in French, took a drive east of Toulouse. First stop was Albi.
This Gothic Cathedral, constructed in 1282, is the largest brick building in the world.
With a fortress like exterior, it's walls, vaults and side Chapels are richly painted.
Seen from miles away.
The comment made was, "trust you to notice the quilt block patterns".
Beautiful hand written calligraphy.
Our next stop on the route was Gaillac on the Tarn River, the town developed around the Abbey of the Benedictine Monks more than 1,000 years ago.
A Juliet balcony.
Final stop was the hillside village of Cordes-sur-Ciel.
Sadly, we drove around in circles for 30 minutes trying to get a car park. It is a major tourist attraction. Perhaps another time for a visit.
We found a dirt lane, pulled over and sat in the sun, ate a salad baguette with a thermos of coffee for lunch. Then headed back to Toulouse.
One thing we have noticed, French drivers do not use indicators and bike riders are worst than in Amsterdam. No helmets are worn. Speed on highways is 130km per hour, The fastest we have got to is 124kmph.