There was nothing truly wrong happening, it was just very frustrating not being able to communicate, and being treated by some strangers like a complete idiot because I am not extremely fluent when it comes to rapid, murmur-y southern French.
So I apologize for not posting, but it was because life was like this...
Beautiful little place, indeed.
After I went on an excursion to Carcassonne: Feel free to google it! Like any castle, there was a lot of power, wars, crusades, and remodeling done over the centuries.
Below: One of my favorite pics walking up to the castle; It's in the distance.
Does this woman look familiar?
I think I have a pretty good guess.
These photos were taken in the cathedral attached to the castle.
I find that with every great location like this, there is an absolutely beautiful cathedral attached.
And with any good cathedral, there is always a magnificent lay out, stained glass windows, statues (for example, of the apostles, or these guys..)
Below are some more pictures from inside the castle walls. Beautiful!