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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Ribagorza - Spain


Some kilometres before arriving at Obarra, stop at the path in the cathedral of Roda de Isabena, which was erected on the ancient see of the bishopric of Ribagorza.  It began to be built by the chevet at the turn of the XI century.  The three naves and the front would come afterwards, but what will you enjoy, without a doubt, is a walk along its cute cloister weaved with semicircular arches and simple columns with crude capitals.

In the middle of the stillness and the silence, you will find the most Eastern Aragonese monastery.  Look for it between Aren and Pont de Suert, in Sopeira, a cold and beauty village sheltered by an
impressive rocky massif.  The Monastery of Santa Maria de Alaon was founded in the Visigothic
period and was refurbished in the X1 century.  This church is as austere as the life of these villages, with three naves ended in semicircular apes with blind little arches and the Jaca's checker pattern.  It is the simplicity of the stone that becomes art.

In the heart of Sobarbe, the old medieval-town of Ainsa shows up, ready to show you all its charms.  Disappear into the walled castle and its legends, along the paved streets and buildings or just travel along its unforgettable porticoed square.  In one of the corners, the church of Santa Maria is waiting for you since the  X1  and X11 centuries.  Its charm lies in a nave with semicircular apse and a huge front designed with four archivolts that lean on many other pairs of columns with carved capitals.  Have a good look at the crypt riddled with little coloums, the triangular cloister and the huge tower with a square plan that once had a defensive role during the medieval period, a religious one, and that is the perfect top artistically talking.

In the same area, you must pay a visit to the Luzas Church in Tolva.  It has a basilical plan and three naves ended in semicircular apes, as well as a tower belfry.  Doesn't it remind you about the Alaon one? And in Capella, on the banks of the Isabena, look for the reflection of the San Martin Church or the medieval bridge  with seven arches.
On the outskirts, ask about the Chapel of Nuestra Senora del Plan.And if you want to continue having a good plan, come closer to Moiontanana in order to enjoy the front with six archivolts and the fussy capitals of the church of Nuestra Senora de Baldos.  In the uninhabited Pano, pay a visit to the Chapel of San Anton and in La Puebla de Castro, the one of San Roman de Castro.   You will check that the stones sometimes talk or, at least captivate.

Aragon tourism office
Avda Cesar Augusto, 25
Zaragoza

Tel:   976 28 21 81
         902 477 000

Web:   www.turismodeargon.com

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Present Parfait - Carcassonne, France


Decoration - Meubles - Cadeaux

Exceptional open Sundays  8 - 15 & 22  December from 10H - 19H non stop

Present Parfait
6, rue Victor Hugo
11000 Carcassonne


Boulangerie - Patisserie Noez - Carcassonne, France


Boulangerie - Patisserie Noez
57 rue de Verdun
Carcassonne

Tel:   04 68 47 67 51

Z1 Pont Rouge
Carcassonne

Tel:   04 68 25 21 66


Restaurant Chapitre Suivant - Toulouse, France


Restaurant Chapitre Suivant
15 chemin du Chapitre
31100 Toulouse

Tel:   05 61 40 73 51

Email:   chapitresuivant@orange.fr
Web:      www.restaurantchapitresuivant.com

Bowling / Karting / Restaurants - Toulouse, France


Bowling / Karting / Restaurants

Montaudran   Tel:   05 61 20 20 70

Gramont        Tel:    05 61 26 18 67

Minimes        Tel:    05 61 47 95 60


Web:   bowlingtoulouse.com

Restaurant Rouge Tendance - Labege, France


Restaurant Rouge Tendance
227 rue Pierre-Gilles-de-Gennes
Labege (face au Gaumont)

Tel:   05 61 28 90 00

Email:   toulouse@rougetendance.fr
Web:     www.rougetendance.fr

Restaurant Le Galotyn - Saint - Cyprien, France


Restaurant Le Galotyn
7 Place Jean - Diebold
31300 Toulouse

Tel:   05 61 59 58 14


Restaurant Le Moulin d' Edmond - Toulouse, France


Le Moulin d' Edmond is a restaurant is  aMoulin of the 18th century and we offer calm, relax and peace 25mn from Toulouse

Open for lunch from Tuesday to Saturday

Restaurant Le Moulin d' Edmond
Gratens, France

Tel:   05 61 70 56 07

Web:   www.lemoulindemond.fr

Food Festivals - Ireland, UK


Gourmet Greystones  6th May ,  www.greystoneschsmber.ie

A celebration of the restaurants, cafes and gourmet food outlets in the award winning coastal town of Greystones with street food, workshops, cooking demos and much more.

A Taste of Carlingford 26th - 27th May    www.carlingford.ie

Set in the idyllic surroundings of the medieval village of Carlingford, all the restaurants, bars and cafe's will offer visitors a taste of the wonderful range of cuisine on offer.

The Drogheda Food Festival  10th - 12th August   www.louth .ie

Festival showcasing local produce from the North East with markets, cookery demonstrations, walking food trails and great offers in the restaurants and cafes of the town.

Carlingford Oyster Festival  11th - 12th August  www.carlingford.ie

Two days of oysters galore! Events include pearl hunt; world crab fishing contest; street entertainment; oyster tent; food markets; sailing regatta; and the famous Carlingford seafood chowder

Taste of Monaghan Festival  4th - 7th October  Tel:   047 74400

A festival of food with cookery demonstrations;exhibits by local and international artisan producers; wine and whiskey tastings; and more.
A must for all foodies




Farmer's Markets - Ireland, UK


Farmer's markets have experienced considerable growth in recent years.  They are food markets where local
growers, farmers', and artisan food producers sell their products directly to the consumer. Take in the atmosphere of our farmers' markets, by browsing around and sampling the local and organic produce such ss farmhouse cheeses, salmon, meats and a wide range of organic fruits and vegetables.

Kildare

Athy Farmers' Market  Emily Square, Sunday  10.00 - 15.00

Nass Farmers' Market  Trax Brasserie, Frairy Lane, Naas.  Saturday 10.00 - 15.00

The Court Yard Farmers' Market
The Courtyard Hotel, Lexidip, 1st Sunday of each month   11.00 - 15.00

Laois

Emo Craft and Farmers' Market  Emo Court Wood, Sunday  10.30 - 16.30 ( 3rd & 17th April, 1st & 15th & 29th may, 12th & 16th June, 10th 7 24th July)

Louth

Dundalk Town Producers' Market   The square, Dundalk  Friday  10.00 - 14.00

West St Farmers' Market  West St  Drogheda  Friday 10.00 - 17.00

Meath

Athboy Farmers' Market  Athboy   Sunday 11.00 - 14.00

Kells Market  Farrell Street, Kells   Saturday  10.00 - 16.00

Local Food Market   Sheridans Cheese Mongers Carnaross  Saturday  10.00 - 15.00

Navan Farmers' Market  Navan Town Centre,  Saturday 10.00 - 17.00

Sonairte Farmers' Market  Laytown 3rd Sunday of each month,  10.30 - 16.00 ( March - December)

Monaghan

Ballybay Farmers' Market  The Square, Ballybay  Friday  10.00 - 12,00

Monaghan Farmers' Market  Livestock Sales Yard, Castleblayney. Last Saturday of month   9.00 - 13.00

Monaghan Farmers' Market   Monaghan Town Courthouse  Friday  10.00 - 14.00

Wicklow

Aughrim Farmers' Market  Aughrim Park Pavilon, Aughrim   Friday  10.00 - 14.00

Brooklodge Organic Market - Macrerddin Village , Brooklodge
1st Sunday of Month (April - October)  11.00 - 16.00

Glendalough Farmers' Market  Brockagh Centre, Laragh
2nd Sunday of each month, 11.00 - 16.00

Roundwood Farmers' Market  Main Street
Sunday 13.00 - 17.00 (Mid March to end November )

Web:   www.bordbia.ie /aboutfood / farmersmarkets










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