On leaving Arles I took a detour to visit Aznavour’s house near Mouriès. It’s his last residence where he died on 1 October 2018 (aged 94).
His English is remarkably funny
Setting camp near Narbonne
The Med in May
La Conque, Agde
Passing Sète on the Mèze side (L’Etang de Thau)
Between Martigue and Marignan, Enang de Berre, June 2019
After the war, the decision was made to plant a few million trees to cover the destruction. Most of these trees started in the 1920s and continue to propagate naturally.
You must be aware that the area contains an estimated 80,000 unburied French and German soldiers as well as the countless unexploded munitions.
The Fort Douaumont has changed my entire idea of what happened between France and Germany during WW1. Basically, our common idea of “history” is just BS. The pictures are only glimpses that explain nothing. One has to come here, read the topography and the documents. It’s mindboggling.
Entering Belgium from France
The Customs is closed. Everything is duty-free.