On Sunday my host parents first took me to the beach that I have already visited once before. This time we took the dog with even though he can be a pain to walk. He pulls hard and if you let him off the leash he will run around everywhere. He was happy though to walk on the beach and see all of the other dogs! After the beach we drove to the city of Aigues-Mortes. I actually learned about this city in my civilization du sud class the week before, and my teacher will be happy to hear I visited it.
|*not my photo|
|Inside the city walls!|
|One of the many entrances/exits from the inside.|
|Tour de Constance|
On Monday my host parents took me to a famous small village about 30 km away from their house. The landscape there was much different that the flat sea scape. It was very hilly with many little valleys, and the city itself was jammed in between a tiny canyon. The village is called, St-Guilhem-le-Désert, and was established in 806 by St. Guilhem. It is a really old, tiny village but once again many people live there and there are cafés and boutiques. My host mom says that a lot of people from England and Germany own second homes there and live there in the summer. I ending up buying a little souvenir from a little store full of rocks and fossils, an amber and silver ring for 14 euros!
|*not my photo of a bridge we passed by (le Pont du Diable)|
|*not my photo|
|Inside the hallway thing that surrounds the monastery's courtyard.|
|Of course there is castle ruins on top of that cliff (out of order)|
|Inside the nave of the monastery|
|The streets were tiny and full of random little passageways/nooks|
|Outside of the monastery|
|A marker for the pelgrimage of St. Jacques de Compostelle|
|The cross of the Languedoc region|
|Someone had lots of bunnies!|
|Mountainous terrain called "le bout du monde" or "the end of the world"|
ps. I had a great dinner tonight. Beef fondue!