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Oct 3, 2019 - Day 34 A day in Béziers

We could sleep in today. Yay! Then did a self guided walking tour around town. It’s a lovely town with a good vibe. The covered market was interesting with lots of places to eat. But at that stage of our walk we weren’t hungry! But we did buy some caponata which we ate later and it was delicious. Had lunch at a cafe in a leafy long park/avenue. Returned to the apartment and spent time cleaning the bikes ready for our departure tomorrow. Lunch - emmental omelettes with salad Dinner €25 for 2 - galettes and cidre in a restaurant...

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Oct 2, 2019 - Day 33 Narbonne to Béziers

Highlights - a mixture of ok and horrible (rocky and rutted with lots of tree roots) canal paths all day. - Cycling into the wind for much of the morning but early afternoon mostly had a strong tail wind. Thank goodness! - Followed the Canal de Robine all the way to it’s junction with the Canal du Midi. - Left the canal paths for a short time to escape the shocking surface and to look for somewhere for lunch. Many restaurants are closed now summer is officially over. - Stopped in the small town of Capestang and stumbled across the...

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May 18, 2013 - Ancient Celts on French Hilltops

Well, we woke up to a horrendous rain and wind storm today. It's just as well we were packing up to leave for our next base location at Carcasonne about three hours west of Sauve. Fortunately, after driving for over an hour we were rewarded with blue skies although the wind was still gusty. We stopped at the archaeological site of a Celtic oppidum (hill fort) named Enserune. Enserune was settled in the sixth century BCE and eventually became an active trading hub with other cultures like the Greeks. It is situated high on a hilltop with a...

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Sep 25, 2012 - Beziers

Hi all, Arrived in Beziers before 9.30 after catching the train, dropped our gear at the motel and headed off on the bikes for a relaxed discovery of the town and surroundings. We found the canal du midi after a few wrong turns, and there were 7 lochs in a row where boats have to work their way through to get down a pretty significant descent in the canal. Whilst there, lisle made a friend (yep Laura!) of a photographer guy called Gauthier Fleuri who had a display on his boat and in town trying to up the profile of the problem with the...

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Buts Mer de Mer 2012

Sep 18, 2012 - Canal du Midi

When we woke this morning the weather had changed to overcast and slight drizzle but this added mystique to our cruise down the tree lined canal du midi. What a wonderful experience so peaceful and beautiful everywhere you looked. It is sad that in another four years nearly all these lovely trees will be dead as they have disease that is spreading throughout the region and cannot stop it. These trees have stood for hundreds of years and so replant will take 200 years to get back to look like it is now. Our captain and his wife were adorable...

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Sep 12, 2012 - Beziers & canal du midi

Went to look at where our lunch cruise will take place next week on the beautiful Canal du Midi. Decided to see what Beziers could offer us and had an amazing lunch but a little disappointed with the City so will probably take the ladies somewhere more appealing. Once again called into one of the absolutely huge supermarkets down here where you could spend many hours as they have everything and so cheap.

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Jul 24, 2011 - Megs heads off and we head north again

Up early and on our way. Our first stop Tarragona where we put Megan on the train to Barcelona. As we watch her board Kim nudges me. She has noticed that the woman behind me has opened my handbag and is going for my purse – thankyou Kim for sharp eyes. This is the second time in Spain – David having his wallet picked in Madrid in March. Always a woman but this time she had a guy with her. Sad to see Pegs go but we hope she has a grand time and safe adventures. From Tarragona we join the toll roads and make our way direct to France – our...

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