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Sète, the cosmopolitan starting point of the canal du midi

A smell of fish enters my nose while I kneel to capture a fisherman dressed in the recognizable thick yellow waterproof clothing as he sets out on the lake of Thau. 415 more words


Magic in the moonlight

In a little valley near the village of Cazedarnes, hidden away from sight, lies the Abbaye de Fontcaude.  This monastery was founded in 1179 as a Premonstratensian monastery, and stayed in the possession of the… 474 more words


The Other South of France

When I tell people I live in the south of France a few years ago, they invariably respond, “You get to live on vacation!” Then they ask whether I live near Aix or Nice and which movie stars I’ve seen. 255 more words


Caux France 34720

Following on from A Brush with the Broads and Adebanji Alades evening demonstration where he drew his subject out with marker pen I thought I’d give it a try. 215 more words


Going West 1: Languedoc and Carcassonne

Much earlier in the year we decided to fence of off two weeks for holiday in the middle of September. It was a good idea, although in the end, largely as result of the marine week and Chris’ heavy involvement with COP 21 it got nibbled at the edges until it was barely eight days. 467 more words

Off the beaten path - Cols de la Malepère, Saint Pierre & St. Benoit

Went on a great 100+km loop this week that included lots of new roads for me. This is thanks to my riding mate Bertrand, a local guy who’s been cycling around here for the past 30 years (and has started training for this… 258 more words


Bike cavalcade

At the very beginning of the 1990s, a group of friends, who called themselves the “Harley Davidson Club of Cap d’Agde”, organised a barbecue on the other side of the  449 more words