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Europe » France » Languedoc-Roussillon » Aigues-Mortes September 9th 2016

Last night I lay in bed watching the stars through the Heiki roof light. I thought about another thought for the day “We contemplate the clear moon and we reflect a mind empty as the open sky. We lose ourselves in the shadows it casts”. We woke, breakfasted, I ministered to the huge mosquito bites Glenn has been subjected to. All I am suffering from are red burning knees from the baking sun and a blooming great cold sore which has miraculously appeared giving me gip. Where are we today? Where is Suzy taking us to? The Camargue a strange land of etangs full of pink flamingos, black bulls, white horses and cowboys. It feels wild and desolate in parts but equally beautiful. We love this area and are headed for Aigues Mortes. Glenn visited for ... read more
Aigue Mortes
one of the towers
a square where we had a drink

Europe » France » Languedoc-Roussillon » Aigues-Mortes May 26th 2014

Geo: 43.5686, 4.19076 GÜN 26 GÜNLERDEN PAZARTESİ: Sabah güneşli bir havaya uyandım. Kahvaltımı kuş sesleri arasında yaptım. Ayşe uyanınca havuza gitmeğe karar verdim.. Burada iki tane havuz var. Birisi normal bildiğimiz havuz, öteki ise çeşitli su atraksiyonlarının yapıldığı kaplıca .. Akıllara zarar bir yer … İçeride akıntılar yaratmışlar ..akıntıya karşı zorlanarak yürüdüğün bir yolda sürprizler hazırlamışlar ..Kafandan aşağı sular dökülüyor alttan kabarcıklı sular atıyorlar ..Aniden Indiana Jones olup çıkıyorsunuz …Velhasıl içimdeki çocuğu artık zaptedemiyorum. Kendini oradan oraya atıyor bu çocuk.. Havuzun bir yerlerine suyun içine bisikletler koymuşlar ..İncelmek isteyen kadınları tepesinden indirmek mümkün değil .. Benim de zaten incelmek gibi bir mer... read more
Aigue Morte
Aigue Morte selfisi
tıka basa dükkanlar

Europe » France » Languedoc-Roussillon » Aigues-Mortes August 30th 2013

As most of the cycling group were heading towards yet another Mediterranean beach (always disappointing by Australian standards!), we opted to explore an area of salt production in the Aigues-Mortes salt marshes. This was only a 15 min bike ride from where the boat was moored and proved to be incredibly interesting and scenic…a beautiful range of colours in the ponds of different salt concentration, including pinks contributed to by algae which are eaten by brine shrimps, which are eaten by flamingos. A whole ecosystem of amazing diversity tolerant to salt has developed in this area. The salt production has been going on since IV BC and now extends over thousands of hectares. A tourist train took us around the whole operation including a fascinating Musee de Sel. A walking tour within & around Aigues-Mortes occupied ... read more

Europe » France » Languedoc-Roussillon » Aigues-Mortes August 29th 2013

Today’s ride involved a trip through the Camargue region of Provence, an immense marshy plain between the Mediterranean Sea & the Rhone River delta. We saw lots of white horses and bulls characteristic of this region & white wine grapes growing in partially salty soil…tasted the local muscat at a produce merchant’s place en route. Visited the seaside town of Sts Maries de la Mer, the Cathedral devoted to these saints and their Egyptian servant…a very unusual church. Every year thousands of Romani people (gypsies) come from all over Europe to venerate these saints in a Pilgrimage. As our cycling group tends to appreciate nature rather than buildings, we then opted for a visit to an ornithological park inhabited by lots of unusual bird life, including herons & beautiful pink flamingos. In the late afternoon we ... read more
Gallician to Aigues-Mortes
Gallician to Aigues-Mortes
Gallician to Aigues-Mortes

Europe » France » Languedoc-Roussillon » Aigues-Mortes May 27th 2011

Geo: 43.5686, 4.19076 GÜN 28 ,GÜNLERDEN CUMA Yerimizi değiştirmemiz çok verimli sonuçlar verdi Kamikaze sivrisinek akınları yok gibi… Yağmurlu bir ortam var. Bu nedenle içeride vakit geçiriyoruz.. 10:00 a doğru nasılsa yağmur kesildi. Kahvaltımı yaptım ..sabah aktiviteleri tamamlandı. Ortalığı toparladım . Öğlen,hafif yemek adına, kampta yemeye karar verdik. Öğleden sonra giyindik,kuşandık ve yakında bulunan, Aigues Mortes'a gitmek üzere yola çıktık. Yolda, resmen, pembe renkli göllerin içinde süzülen pembe flamingolar aklımızı başımızdan aldı götürdü… Keyfimiz yerine geldi… Nereyi çekeceğimizi şaşırdık Aigues Mortes,muhteşem bir yer… Daha uzaktan, şehir ,sizi etk... read more

Europe » France » Languedoc-Roussillon » Aigues-Mortes February 3rd 2011

Aigues Mortes is my favourite place on our trip so far – it has everything I love all in one place … nature, history, beauty, lovely locals, booze and just a little bit of craziness. I'd recommend it to anyone and would love to go back there one day. After Fred and Becks departure, we had 1 day to go til the revival of the Fête Votive. We used it to explore the Camargue area we were in. We cycled along the canals and around beaches and resort towns, visiting Grau du Roi again and paddling in the Med … to sea by foot! We explored L'Espiguette, a beautiful unspoilt beach with nature reserves and sand dunes scattered around its perimeter. All of the sand dunes, grasses and little yellow and black caterpillars reminded me of ... read more
2. Mike at the Med
3.Chilling on the sand the med at last!
4. Sand Graffitti and Mike's feet at the Med

Europe » France » Languedoc-Roussillon » Aigues-Mortes February 2nd 2011

after 3 hours in the sunshine on a sunday morning we were in Aigues Mortes. We'd seen camargue horses alongside the canal and the wind had died down a little. Aigues Mortes instantly impressed us. It's a fortified town, with all the main streets, restaurants, shops etc contained within the walls. Its narrow streets are cobbled and every so often there's a lookout post cut into the wall. I kepot expecting to see knights ride up on horses. We went for a walk once we'd tied up. Outside the walls of the town was a fiarground and a makeshift arena had been built at the rear. Something was going on – how exciting! We walked through the town and saw tables and a stage set up in the square, the tables covered in pink and orange ... read more
Aigues Mortes from the canal path ... the tiny pink dots on the water are flamingoes
An homage to Wensleydale ...
Arena at Grau duRoi .. a taste of the madness to come!

Europe » France » Languedoc-Roussillon » Aigues-Mortes September 15th 2009

Aigues Mortes is a jewel in the Petite Camargue. Less touristy than Carcassone usually missed by the tourists which is a shame because it is such an interesting place. Totally enclosed by medieval walls it along which you can walk. Founded in 1240 to provide direct access to the Mediterranean it is an area of marsh, sand, sea and salt. The city is heavily fortified and entered via La Tour Carbonniere an ancient watchtower which defended access to the city. Lovers of history and castles should visit . The city was founded by King Louis IX and fortified by Philip the Bold and Philip the Fair . After parking and there is loads of it under the walls the first thing you see is the Tour de Constance a great hulk of a building. There is ... read more
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