Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Endless Summer

Nearly four weeks in France, and we've rarely had a day below 30 degrees. With the public swimming pool closed in La Bastide sur l'Hers since the end of August (the long summer school holiday is over in France), it's become harder to cope with the endless heat. We have continued to do a little decorating on most days but today, we gave in to the unusually hot September temperatures, and headed to Lodève to take refuge in Michelle's parents' swimming pool! Generally, we have dealt with the heat by doing stuff in the mornings before it gets too hot, then waiting until late afternoon or early evening to do anything active again. La Bastide sur l'Hers is quite close to a lake called Montbel, but on a recent excursion, we found another lake near a small village called Puivert. Overlooked by a mostly 14th century castle (the Château de Puivert), this is a very scenic spot for a cool dip. The castle is well worth a visit too.
Lac du Puivert with Château de Puivert in the background

Panorama of Lac du Puivert
Inside the Château de Puivert

View from the Château de Puivert

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