life through the lens
It's a long trip from Seborga to my final enclave, Llivia (Spain in France), so I broke up the journey at Nice, Agde and Carcassone. The Cote d'Azur and Seborga sit on opposite sides of the France-Italy border so it's less than an hour to Nice - April 2014.
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First of all I had an overnight stop along the Cote d'Azur at Nice. My Nice page
..with a quick round trip to Monaco. Who wouldn't?! My Monaco page
..followed by a six hour train ride to Agde, a popular Mediterranean beach resort in south west France
Cap d'Agde is where the beaches are and the tourist action is - Agde
There's plenty of bars, restaurants and souvenir shops in the port area. As well as boats of course - Agde
Plage Richelieu is one of several beaches at Cap d'Agde
16th century Fort Brescou lies offshore from Plage Richelieu - Agde
On the opposite side of the port entrance is Plage de la Roquille, as well as Plage du Mole - Agde
At the end of Plage de la Roquille is Port Ambonne - Agde
Agde is also famous for its naturist resort, opposite Port Ambonne
.. while Carcassonne is famous for its medieval walled city
Shutters in the new town - Carcassonne
One of the entrances through the fortified walls to La Cité - Carcassonne
The Romans first fortified the area around 100BC. This was then added to and extended over the centuries - Carcassonne
St Nazaire Basilica is an imposing building dating back to the 12th century - Carcassonne
Take a walk around the walled ramparts for great views of La Cité - Carcassonne
Take in sweeping views of the modern city from the walls - Carcassonne
La Cité ramparts, plus a fair whack of greenery below and on to the horizon - Carcassonne
The medieval city is known for its 'witch's hat' roofs, which were only added in the 19th century - Carcassonne
Someone help me here. I think this is Place du Chateau but I'm not 100% sure - Carcassonne
One of the pedestrian streets in La Ville Basse (the lower town) - Carcassonne
Boat trips are available on Canal du Midi, which greets train passengers leaving the station - Carcassonne
The train from Toulouse winds its way through the Pyrenees, gaining altitude all the way - Pyrenees
At 1,200m, Latour-de-Carol is the terminus of the trainline, and just a few kms from the Spanish border in the heart of Catalonia.
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