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... has Charlemagne living here briefly, in 800AD, to establish the monastery, and reputedly marking out the hills with his buttocks. The walk around the village is the Pied de Charlemagne, literally, his footsteps.
Finally, locals take kindly to our attempts at French, humouring us and filling in the gaps where even a Franglais word won't suffice.
... an hour's drive to a coastal campsite on the Mediterranean next to Perpignan. I had originally thought I would travel up the coast sampling the joys of the South of France but when I came to look at the campsites available they all looked horrible. Most of them proudly advertised that they were 'large family campsites with disco's, live entertainment and endless facilities for children'. This isn't my thing so I decided to visit one which ...
... but no luck as yet. Went for a wander round Narbonne for an hour or two, gorgeous old town built around a canal, we seem to be at the far end of the town right on the canal, a walk of about 15 minutes gets us into the main square and shopping area. There is a massive gothic cathedral in the very centre of town huge and imposing the blurb on the side of the wall said it had been started and stopped over various centuries starting around the 12 th century but had never ever ...
... see that a few couples are dotted about on tables. Order beers, a menu is plonked in front of us. We say we enjoy a beer first. Big mistake, next thing we know the guy is shutting up shop and plonking a bill in front of us. It shuts before we get a chance to say Entrecôte. Hungry we return to Elvis for a jar of pasta sauce some pasta twirls, some fried onions and a lump,of grated cheese. After 32 very tough miles on a bike and a hike round the village anything will do! Good ...
... and windy this afternoon, making cycling into it even harder. Occasionally see the sun but rather overcast really.
Not a bad campsite tonight, even if off the route - about 20E but can get an hour free Wifi in the cafe by reception, so treated myself to a Coke Zero as I sit writing this. Otherwise 6E for Wifi you can get in your tent.
Hoping to get to Carcasonne tomorrow, and perhaps will get to see the re-start of the Tour de France ...
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