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Day Trip to Roquefort

Visiting Lac du Salagou,Roqufort Cheese and Millau

sunny 15 °C

Hi to All
Went for a trip today to see some more of this beautiful country.A nice sunny day I chose to Visit Lake Salagou in the Clermont L'Heralt district of France. Back on the A75 and no fear 120klms all the way great drive easy place to find. Went past a great little village in the middle of the valley green all around here and no place to park for a quick photo.The lake was a bit windy when I got there but thats OK now not much activity today as the temp was a bit fresh still a great place to camp or just visit I left my mark see pics.

Roquefort sur Soulzon what a fantastic village set in a beautiful valley I took the tour of the world famous cheese caves where the cheese is cured before being sold worldwide. The tour lasted 1 hr and was worth the 5 euro fee to get in.The village itself again easy to find just follow the signs the setting magical see pics The day was clear skies and temp was 13 degrees cool but nice .

Revisited Via duc Millau again as I was in the area but this time did not drive over it but followed the valley floor from Roquefort to Millau low on fuel by the way the warning lite was on and the only gas station in town was closed at 3pm (siesta)Anyway drove uder the bridge stop for roadworks then went to take a pic and got tooted to move so I did Filled the car and took a oouple of quick shots hope they are OK

More on the next blog

Ron

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Pont du Gard

overcast 18 °C

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Today 19th set out to visit Avingon and Pont du Gard. A nice easy 2hr drive on the A9 and I was at Pont du Gard. It is situated near the town of Remulions about 30klms south west of Avignon. What a place to visit very neat and tidy grounds with plenty of walk trails to keep one happy and fit.
The Aqua Duct itself is in fantastic condition for its age and well preserved. photo oppertunities abound as you walk around this historic site. In the summer they even have life guards for a safe swimming envirement, there is kayaking as well all year round. The day was overcast so hopfully the photos are OK luckily I thought to visit before carrying on to Avignon my overnight stop. One thing that suprised me on entry you take a parking ticket then when you leave you go to the information desk and pay ,well it cost 18 euros for my 2 hr stay but there was a limit of 5 passangers per car so if you share the cost is minimal. So I went to Avignon but found I could not navigate to where I wanted to go so opted for the next best thing go to the next town Orange. Spent the night in Orange and visited for a while before heading back to base. As I was leaving Ornage the skies darkened and around Nimes it let loose with an absolute torrent of rain thunder and lightning so my choice to visit Pont du Gard first I think paid off in the end
Thats it for now Ron

Posted by AussieRon 04:54 Archived in France Comments (0)

Pont du Gard

overcast 18 °C

Hi All
Today 19th set out to visit Avingon and Pont du Gard. A nice easy 2hr drive on the A9 and I was at Pont du Gard. It is situated near the town of Remulions about 30klms south west of Avignon. What a place to visit very neat and tidy ground with plenty of walk trails to keep one happy and fit.
The Aqua Duct itself is in fantastic condition for its age and well preserved. Photo opportunities abound as you walk around this historic site. In the summer they even have life guards for a safe swimming envirement there is kayaking as well all year round. The day was overcast so hopefully the photos are OK luckily I thought to visit before carrying on to Avignon my overnight stop. One thing that suprised me on entry you take a parking ticket then when you leave you go to the information desk and pay ,well it cost 18 euros for my 2 hr stay but there was a limit of 5 passangers per car so if you share the cost is minimal. So I went to Avignon but found I could not navigate to where I wanted to go so opted for the next best thing go to the next town Orange. Spent the night in Orange and visited for a while before heading back to base. As I was leaving Orange the skies darkened and around Nimes it let loose with an absolute torrent of rain thunder and lightning so my choice to visit Pont du Gard first I think paid off in the end
Thats it for now Ron

Posted by AussieRon 04:54 Archived in France Comments (2)

Sete

sunny 34 °C

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Well it has been quite for a little while so I thought I would go adventuring again.Yesterday I decided to go to Sete to check out the possibility of a flight to Hamburg. Well the bus trip was great passed some beaut beaches and great looking coastline a lot like Fremantle Western Australia . The town itself is really lively and has a great atmoshpere. Sete has passanger terminals as well as cargo,fishing and pleasure boating as can be seen from pics. Whilst stalking around for a cold beer I happen to notice a sign reading that the temp was 34 degrees it did not feel that warm probably being near to water. Anyone wanting to shop there was no problems with plenty of trendy shops as well as souvenier shops. Tourist seem to be well accommodated for as I notice plenty of Hotels as well as a holiday apartments for tourists. This so far has been a fantastic holiday that I have enjoyed it and I hope that you out there are enjoying the stories I have written and the photos I have taken . More later as time goes on

Ron

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Montpellier

sunny 30 °C

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Went for a trip to Montpellier on Saturday which involved a bus to Sete then a 15 train trip to Montpelllier. The city a beautiful with modern buildings as well as the classical ones. There was a book festival on called I think "Festival de Comedie" where you could buy a book from the author and have it signed at the same time there was about 150 stalls. The weather was great and there was even a Gay rally going on at the same time. The central park was a hive of activity with the festival there was a flower show some juggling as well as a drum band, plenty of places to eat and drink to your tastes.Well enjoy the photos the countdown to the day I return home has started, but there is still time for some more travel before then.

Ron

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