Sunday, 4 September 2011

Some holiday pics from the south coast of France - our Frugal camping holiday

Some Roman underground storage pits in Oppidum. Looks like something out of Alien - I was expecting something egg shaped and slimey to pop out...

The view over the river Herault outside the entrance to the campsite. Lots of messing round in boats, men and boys fishing, and lots of very noisy quacking ducks.

The Millau Viaduct Bridge over the Tarn gorge - isn't it fantastic? One year OH and I drove all the way down to the river Tarn to see the gorge, and we weren't disappointed - it is one of the prettiest sights to see in France, but not this year as we had a camping appointment...

Another shot of the bridge - it was SO hot - thank goodness for air-conditioning.

This was from the fabulous, gorgeous museum at Agde. It was so delightful, I nearly wept with joy - full of lace, costume, and items from what the French call antiquities populaire ie everyday objects that people used, not high art. I'll do a bigger piece about the museum later.

This was a building with tromp d'oeil painting all over it - this was in Agde town, taken at night. We were going to a jazz festival held in various points over the town, but I loved this too

And another shot of the same building but round the corner. It was SO well done - it took me a minute or two to realise that it was just painted on.

This is the view from the ramparts in Bezier, overlooking the countryside of Languedoc. I would love to wake up looking at this every morning. You can just see the start of the Pyrenees in the distance.

Why a big yellow golf ball at the entrance to this tunnel? Dunno, but daughter snapped it anyway

And a shot of Oppidum - everything points to the centre - I just love the way everything lines up including the grape vines. Very neat.

Well, hope you weren't too bored with just a few piccies - nothing worse than other people's holiday snaps - now, have to get on with some work - kids are back at school today, so no excuses!


  1. That looks a lovely holiday. I especially like the trompe d'oeil house and the look of the museum. I glad you shared you photos!
    Jane x

  2. Lovely! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Hi Nancy - thanks!

    Hi Jane - the museum really was the best bit for me!

  4. Just realised that you are blogging again.

    That looks a great holiday, beautiful scenery and Jazz!

    Are you a big fan?

    Sft x

  5. SFT - well, we love all sorts of music in our family - there is always something blasting away, often different music from different rooms all at the same time! (poor neighbours) Our son is doing music at lycée and daughter sings, so we try to hear live music as often as we can. Love jazz/blues but re-discovering folk at the mo.



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