Tuesday, 19 May, 2015:
The name Aigues-Mortes comes from the surrounding swampland that was in the 13th century considered "dead waters."
First sighting of Aigues-Mortes
That is one BIG wall
What wonders lie inside the walls?
Hard to penetrate these walls
Stairs to the ramparts
Busy Medieval streets
OH, let's visit this store!
They sell COOKIES . . .
. . . and CANDIES . . .
. . . and lots of olive oil too
Across the street
How did this get into a Medieval church?
Our Lady of Lourdes
St. Louis, a.k.a.,
King Louis IX of France
St. Louis is BIG in Aigues-Mortes
St. Louis yet again
This looked ok to me for lunch
A tailor at work
Lots of blue in Aigues-Mortes
Colorful storefronts are the norm
Homey but closed for lunch
Not enough people to warrant our trust
Award winning but only open for dinner
Just to drive Brian FitzGerald
a little crazy
Chapelle des Penitents Gris
How did they do this back in the day?
Laurie liked the basket
No, seriously, we have to
have lunch, SOON!
Blue is the IN color
Cool toy cars
Yet another colorful storefront
Tribute to the Huguenots
If we get separated, at 1:00 p.m.,
meet at the corner of . . .
LUNCH AT LAST!!!
Rain wreaking havoc with the menu
Water and wine were good bets
So were the desserts
A baguette for the road
No chili peppers though
I had not had a haircut in over a month
and was feeling a tad shaggy
The barber had lots of tricks in
Shaving the neck to finish the haircut
and beard trim
She was AWESOME and funny too!
Chapelle des Penitents Blanche
I don't think that we want to sample
this particular vintage
The required municipal carousel
Meanwhile . . .
Traditional fishing boats
Traditional local's meeting spot
The Sun was finally out and
so were these folks
Fishing boat returning
Lots of fishing boats in the harbor
The old VW van of years ago
The beach at Le-Grau-du-Roi
Someone used their beach day well
They are accordion connoisseurs
We are gelato connoisseurs
Are Le-Grau-du-Roi and Aigues-Mortes
in this region . . .