It passes right through the town to the Chateau, crossing major roads ..and countryside alike. It is a worthwhile wander track since it's not too long (and in the normal heat, that's a pleasant surprise) and goes through the heathland of the "Garrigue", just full of wild "Herbs de Provence" and other rare plants. It is here that I found the wonderful herb "Thyme Citronelle" a member of the thyme family which - when rubbed - is pungent in the smell of lemon - ideal for fish dishes!
Just a little point - please don't rip out the plant by its roots, and only take what you can really use .....it's a real natural gift and is already in difficulty!
Taking the back roads, we'll pass into the "Lunelloise" - an area named after the large town of Lunel, whose inhabitants are alternatively know as "pescalunes" and "Lunelloise". This nickname comes from the story of trying to catch the reflection of the moon seen in the water They didn't make it - so the moon still gets up every evening!
Lunel is a large town, know best internationally, probably for its rivalry with Frontignan (we were there in the first part of these stories) in the production of.........MUSCAT! A very sweet dessert wine which in my humble opinion tastes best coming from Lunel than Frontignan, but I won't say no to a glass (or two) of either or even both! Lunel also has it's sights
Well - we didn't make it into the Department of the Gard, popped in and out.....I promise you....We'll get there next time. in time for your holidays!
While you're here, pop in to "Lunel-Viel....the "Orangerie" and it's park are well worth a look and a well earned pause...!