Day 8 – Move to Provence

After breakfast on Monday we packed our bikes in the van, said goodbye to our hosts at the Hotel Beau Site in Argeles-Gazost and headed of on the 5 and a half our trip to Carperntras in the Provence region of France. Along the way, we stopped off at the medieval castle at Carcassonne and I’ve attached a few photos taken there. Nothing too exciting, but you might be interested.

Carcassonne Medieval Castle


Carpentras is a city of approximately 30,000 people located 23 kilometres from the larger city of Avignon. It has a warm climate (over 30 degrees celsius while we were there) and has thriving wine and citrus growing industries. It is also famous for its truffle market held every Friday morning in winter.

To be honest, I wasn’t all that impressed with the place, but the old town in the city center has quite a lot of character and the ancient french-built aqueduct is really impressive.

I’ve also included a few photos of the Sahara hotel which was very comfortable and convenient for our bike trips.



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