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The River Aude

Believe it or not Carcassonne is a city even though it feels just like a large village as the countryside and nature is all around us.  I only popped out to 'la poste' but the lure of the River Aude was to strong to ignore on such a beautiful day especially as I was on my bike. It seems I wasn't the only one who enjoyed sitting by the waters edge either for a breather. Rather reluctantly, for it was rather soporific I resumed my journey and pedalled lazily through the park admiring the delicate blossom on the trees and breathing in deeply the divine scent of the various pine trees which give much needed shade to the picnic tables and benches dotted beneath.

This is a lovely way to approach La Cité and to enter through La Porte d'Aude rather than the main entrance of La Porte Narbonnaise.  I continued along the cycle/jogging walking track with La Cité towering majestically under the piercing blue sky and somehow found myself on the other side of the river, quite by ac…