Le Guilhaume d'Orange
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... the road for free. With London Eye booked we dropped our bags in our room and got a taxi to the London Eye where the weather was starting to clear. Completing our 30min ride and viewing London for the first time was great and gave us a good appreciation/view of our next three days tourist activities ahead. It had been a big day so dinner was had at the Great British Fish and Chips diner. After dinner we found the more direct route home along the Queens walk beside ...
... way to the Place Royale du Peyrou (gardens) to enjoy the sun.
This is at the top of the old town and overlooks Montpellier and the surrounding area. There is an old aqueduct in this area that once supplied water to the town.
On our walk around the town, Sophie found an ice cream shop, and realised it was the same one as in Innsbruck. Of course we had to sample one and show Sue how fantastic they are.
We sat ...
... open zoo which is pretty much a nature reserve that was donated to the
Montpellier people for the use of a zoo so it remains free to enter. We saw a
variety of animals but only heard the lions, yet to believe there are lions and
cheetahs there may be just a great stereo. Hills like Wellington Zoo so felt
like home. The day was completed with more planning for London.
Wednesday 1st – kids have a half day at school,
On the first sunny warm day we saw forecast we took a trip back to the Herault Gorge region (near St Guilhelm Le Desert) to see the Grotte de Clamouse (a cave) and to go canoeing down the Herault River. The cave was quite high up the mountainside, apparently the caves were formed when the river flowed much higher in the gorge. There were a lot of stairs up to the entrance of the cave and then in the cave itself, so Allan had a lovely picnic on his own while he waited for us to ...
Studying one of the many maps & brochures we have access to (there is a tourism office in every village and town in France!) I happened across a symbol that denoted the village of St Guilhem-Le-Desert as one of France's loveliest villages - "Plus beau village de France". I don't know how many villages 'make' this list but I had to see for myself what a 'most beautiful village' looked like. (It's only 1 out of 3 in our ...