Another fabulous day during Karen and Tootie’s visit, this time on the Canal du Midi.

Tootie and I biked the canal from home to Trèbes, about an hour-long bike ride, depending on the number of photo stops.

We met up with Karen and my Carcassonne friend Carroll at Le Moulin de Trèbes (“The Mill of Trèbes”) for an absolutely amazing lunch on the restaurant’s beautiful terrace.

The restaurant sits right next to a lock on the canal, so we had bonus entertainment of watching boats “rise and fall” as they went through the lock. The whole day was a marvelous experience.

If you’re interested a very short history of the canal (which is amazing – it was built in the late 1600s), at the bottom of this post, I’ve added a link to another post that I wrote about it just less than a year ago.

Below: the restaurant is the building in the background. If you’d like to see the captions under the photos, just mouse over the photos.

Below: So fun to watch the boats from the terrace during lunch.

Our fabulous three-course lunch – feel free to mouse over the photos if you’d like to see English descriptions. Santé!