Barbegal aqueduct & Daudet mill in Fontvieille
After a drizzling Saturday, no way to stay indoor Sunday while radiant sun announced Spring first signs. Direction Arles and Alpilles for a walk on historical Provence tracks.
Arrived at Fontvieille, coats are relegated in car boot. Front of us, one of the most important roman flour milling. Barbegal aqueduct, which irrigate it, was more than fifty kilometres long. During Antique time, he allowed Arles inhabitants to have access to fresh water but also made work 8 hydraulic wheat mills, considered as probably the most important during Antiquity. It produced up to 4 tons of flour a day – rather impressive isn’t it?
A day out in Camargue
Last Saturday, summer came back to say goodbye with a bright sunshine that warms us & thermometer is displaying 24 °c. No time to waste, let’s quickly leave to breathe in nature. Days are already short but we have a project: a bicycle tour in Camargue. For a long time we had not gone there; in summer, very little shadow and hordes of mosquitoes ready to devour us – in winter wind can blow strong in these vast spaces. But today, it’s just perfect. (suite…)
Tonight, we’ll put our fancy costume to fly up to our neighbors doors. The thieving magpie and her pirate friend are ready to fill their pockets full of candy, or make tricks to anyone opposed to it.
An afternoon in Uzes area
Sunday, we could almost breathe the smells of summer perfume. It is at this precise moment of the year that I’m delighted to live here. Not for the Cevennes phenomenon that can transform my whole town in a pool in a few hours of deluge but for those days stole to summer, when we thought it was already tiptoes gone. (suite…)
An afternoon at « Feria de l’Air » air show
Last Sunday, 35000 people and we were on Nimes airport tarmac. We had planned to meet friends there but it was even more utopian than planning a rendez-vous at the Feria of Nimes. (suite…)