moved here Cordes foi construída entre 1.222 e 1.229 no topo de uma montanha, além das sua defesa natural em forma de falésias, o vilarejo medieval também conta com a construção de dois muros que protegem várias ruelas charmosas que dão vida a uma cidade que mais parece um labirinto. Foi a primeira e a mais importe cidade fortificada da época.
Located 85 km from Toulouse, you can reach by bus or car Cordes, regardless of your choice you will have to stop the car at the feet of Mordagne of Puech is to use all his breath to climb to the top of the city, breath it is not just for walking but also for the way it is beautiful.
Fact that there is a very naughty rise, however the tour is pretty much this walk. You have no way to know Cordes than the walk. Up and down, for a way and that is lost is found ... but one thing I can assure you: Worth it!
It is difficult to use different adjectivesAlbiBecause the two cities seem to villages movies! We arrived in Cordes at the end of the day, around 16:00 and the idea was to actually get to the peak and back in quick steps, after all we had reservations for a dinner out of town, but it was not possible to go through this place as charming as a hurricane, plans change and there we stayed until 21:00.
The climb was slow, but by no means by fatigue but by the many photos we were taking each new step every curve! I think whoever built these houses strategically thought the location of each one, along with its architecture more their colors! It was impossible to make a turn in the labyrinth city and not let something like that Our beautiful!
To reach the highest point, we catch sight of houses and more house, more charming than the other, and to get on top comes the reward (as if she had not been) many cute restaurants with their tables on the square you inviting to enjoy French cuisine. A few more steps and we have a beautiful view across the city, seek their place in the big balcony and get ready for a couple of clicks again.
What are not lacking there also shops from local crafts to butchers and sales gra gras, which also has a shop that has won several awards as the best of France (right responsibility?). If you speak French or not does not matter. Be friendly, smile and start talking with a good Bonjour, so for sure you will be welcomed by these people who are so very friendly.
As you may have noticed from the photos, high heels is something you should forget, the site asks for a comfortable shoe that nothing spoil your ride!
The shops began to close around 19:00 and then decided that jantaríamos by and among so many questions which restaurant to choose, choose the Terrase sur cielI do not know if it was the best choice, but no doubt not we repent and dinner + + to view the service closed with a flourish that incredible day we live in the French villages Cordes and Albi.
The restaurant overlooked the plantation fields, the owner of the restaurant served us a scratching Portuguese and without a face when he saw it would not roll, broke into English himself.
The choice of course was unanimous and everyone opted for the duck, which was divine (Hunger was such and such a good guy, who I'm sorry, but did not roll or photo).
At the end of our dinner, walk time and what goes up comes down then we went down to the narrow streets empty all just waiting for another bunch of clicks.
Cordes sur Ciel is the meaning of Cordes in the sky, the city takes its name from the seasonal phenomenon that occurs in spring and fall, a lot of fog forms at the foot of Puech of Mordagne making the city has an appearance of being above the clouds something like to be floating - Cordes in the sky!
If you have not read our post of Albi, Click here! You can do both in the same day with very quiet (just watch out in winter with the time it gets dark).