A Walk in a Medieval Town: Murat
One rainy day, we drove to a medieval town named Murat. The clouds descended on the volcanic cones surrounding the city. Resting at the heart of the Auvergne mountains, France, this magnificent gem drew us in for an architectural walk under a drizzle reminiscing the life during the middle ages.
|Eglise de Bredons|
|The hill above was once a site of a beautiful castle that was torn down and replaced by a statue of the Virgin Mary.|
Well-preserved stone houses with slate roofs in meandering sloped streets. Cafe's and restaurants at every corner. Little pockets of greenery and garden offering tranquility.
|I had to take a picture of this new Citroen model. We don't have these in the Middle East yet.|
The greystone houses are mostly dated between 15th and 16th centuries. The small alleys lead one to imagine magical portals to go back in time.
|The church bell rings at mid day .|
|Some of the lanes offer a window out to the gorgeous landscape|
This was my first time to wear these hiking shoes, breaking them in before getting them muddy in the mountains. The tour on foot in this old city is something I'll always remember.
Which walking tour during your trip was your favorite?