Some you win some you lose


It’s a miracle! The last row of insulation batts going under the kitchen floor butted up perfectly against our crazy walls. REE….sult.
The last whole plank of wood under the window is tough to get in as no room on the front wall side to readily lever the tongue into the groove here.
A very red and grumpy Trev has just announced that he has finally finished laying 63 rows of plank floor and he is now going for a lie down.


We are delighted to announce that the only restaurant proper in the village has now reopened following a classy makeover.

The bar cafe does food and rooms on a more modest scale , but not having a full restaurant within walking distance was a pain.
The original owners have come back to revive The Relais de Haute Vallee’s fortunes and the unsuccessful tenants moved on; none too soon as they provided us with a meal so awful Trevor wouldn’t pay; and that’s a first.

On the negative side, our favourite restaurant in Carcassonne has reduced the size of its portions noticeably.
Bad idea at the start of the main tourist season guys…..


About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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17 Responses to Some you win some you lose

  1. Osyth says:

    Come up to the Cantal …. no self-respecting restauranteur or Aubergier would give you less on your plate than would sink a battle ship. But we are not at all touristique – I think that might be the difference. Tell rouge-visage congrats on his floor … I bow to his greatness!

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  2. Nadia says:

    I have come to realize that a lot of bars and restaurants do that in summer. They know they will be full with tourists no matter what so prices go up, portions go down and the locals suffer. I complained at my local bar that her wine by the glass went up and she conceded and we now still pay what we did before but tourists pay more!

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    • Yes, that policy always leaves me unhappy ; there is a town not far from here, I won’t name it, but they overcharge all English people as a matter of course. Sad really as tourism keeps these little places going!

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  3. francetaste says:

    Inquiring minds want to know: what was your favorite resto in Carca?


  4. poshbirdy says:

    Must give this place a try


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