April 28, from Tarascon to Saint-Rhémy en Provence then to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and back to Tarascon
Sunny, but not that warm.
We visited le Château de Tarascon, well preserved and interesting. Then to château de Beaucaire on the other side of the Rhône but there was a medival show in which we were not interested. Nice sandwiches served by a Roumanian girl. We also drove by the Baux-de-Provence for a visit but is was sold out. Then we drove to les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.
The Tarascon Church of Saint-Marthe. Old sanctuary, dated from 1197.
The Rhône with less traffic than we expected.
Drive to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. A bit too touristy. During the visit of the church we learned why there are two Marie (Mary of Clopas and Mary Salome) The church and the view on the sea were well worth it. We bought dried meat (donkey, toro and wild bore, excellent. And had dinner on the sea front, simple and good. Drove back to the hôtel du Viaduc in Tarascon.
April 29, from Tarascon to Baux-de-Provence, with a stop at the Abbay de Montmajour, then to Gignac
Sunny, a bit windy
We first visited the show of the Baux-de-Provence, as we were able to get tickets online the day before.
Drive to the magnificent Clamouse cave, then around the lake Salagou and nearby beautiful rock formations (we were a bit late for a good light and a walk in the park).
We stayed at Hôtel les vieux Moulin in a bungalow and terrasse, but the weather was fresh and we ate inside)
Abbay de Montmajour from XI cent. (interesting reading, see Wikipedia link) impressive and at the same time sad to see the disrepair.
Beautiful Clamouse cave
Pont du Diable and a small lake formed by the Hérault.
Rock formation of Mourèze (got there a bit late in the evening) and then drove around the Lake Salagou (iron oxide causes the red color) and we drove back to the Hôtel Le Vieux-Moulin.