Sunday, September 6, 2009

Indian food, Fireworks & Ruins




Last night we had a great "welcome back to france" night.   S&S, our lovely friends who watch the dogs when we are away, invited us over to their home for Indian.  S&S have a catering business here in France, called Spiced Cuisine.  S makes the most unbelievable curry!  There were 10 of us and dinner was amazing.  

After dinner we went to a pyro-lumino-symphony on the roc del thaluc (or Château Inférieur)  in Peyrusse-le-roc a small village not far from us. The fireworks/light/music show was on the Château Inférieur. The Château Inférieur is a ruined castle. Peyrusse-le-Roc was known during Roman times for the richness of its silver, lead and antimony mines.  The fortress here was besieged in 761.  It was taken by the English in 1163 and later occupied by Simon de Montfort.  The town began to lose its importance from the end of the 16th century.  In 1668, the castle was already in ruins.  All that remains are two towers; the northern one serving as a watch tower is described by the Ministry of Culture as the finest example in the Rouergue.


we took this back in November when we biked to Peyrusse-le-roc


we were sitting so close to the fireworks....that would never happen in the states





It was an amazing night.  So many people were in the village and we sat on the side of the hill right in front of the ruin.  Music, lights, fireworks and an ancient ruin.  It was a great night.

9 comments:

Nadege said...

I have been walking and running on the Strand (Manhattan Beach to Hermosa) and was thinking that I might run into both of you, taking a rest by MB pier. But you are back in France. I am happy for you. I will be reading your adventures which will satisfy me until I go back to France visiting my family. I truly envy your life.

Becky said...

You're back in France? Can't wait to hear details!

Leesa said...

Welcome back!! Glad you had a good trip back to Cali and that your back safe and sound in France, now!!
Did you post your Cali. pics on your other blog?

La Framéricaine said...

Sounds like a fabulous evening! Glad that you had a delayed celebration worthy of your birthday! Lovely location and fantastic fireworks.

And I'm broadcasting from my own little cybertower of NeufBox chez les G! Ta! Da!

Cindy in NE said...

So does that mean you're in France for good? Did you figure it out? I hope so! More info, please! : )

Non Je Ne Regrette Rien said...

welcome back to France and to blogland ... can't wait to get together and catch up~

Zuleme said...

We just got back from France yesterday. Had a great time biking in the Luberon up and down to the villages.

Zuleme said...

We just got back from France yesterday. Had a great time biking in the Luberon up and down to the villages.

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