Aigues-Mortes Exploration - Retyrement on 2 Wheels 2 - CycleBlaze

June 6, 2018

Aigues-Mortes Exploration

Markets and Ramparts

June 6 Wednesday 

Markets and Ramparts 

A day of rest.

Enjoy the luxury of our little apartment. A walk to the local market mid morning and a stroll around the ramparts late afternoon is as taxing as it gets.

On the street where we live.
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The grand fromage.
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Fresh garlic.
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Lavender.
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Screwtops might get around this.
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 We eat a hearty lunch from market fare, and catch up on reading blogging and news.

Aigues-Mortes has a rich history. It’s origins as an important source of salt go back to earliest times. It’s position made it a vital port and from here Crusades left. The walls were completed in the reign of Phillip the Bold in the 13 th century. The walls have formed a prison on at least two occasions- a body of the the Knights Templar were kept here and later some of the Huguenots. Deforestation over the centuries resulted in the silting up of the harbour. We did notice some wildlife on our walk.

Salt extraction.
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Ragondin enjoying a dip.
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The ramparts.
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Eglise Notre Dame des Sablons.
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Off on a Crusade.
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Philippe the bold.
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Dinner is white asparagus and a beefsteak tomato shared because of its size. Salad and saucisson supplement the repas. Melon to follow.

Coeur de Ramparts.
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Tomorrow is planned : we need to be in Sète for the 1630 train to Toulouse.

Our Rhone route. Next we cycle along the coast to Sète.
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