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 Post subject: St Guillhem le Désert
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:03 am 
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St Guilhem de Désert is a much visited medieval village with narrow streets following a river. In summer, parking has always been a problem.

The Herault tourist board has recently opened a tourist centre at nearby "Devils Bridge" which has parking and a shuttle bus to St Guilhem le Désert.

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 Post subject: Re: St Guillhem le Désert
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:36 am 
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Shuttle or not, it's best to go out of season. In fact, if hell exists, it's probably a bit like St Guilhem on a summer's day. :D
This is a pic I took there long ago.

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 Post subject: Re: St Guillhem le Désert
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:06 pm 
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Yes, it was pretty quiet yesterday.

I was there for the opening of the new facility.

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 Post subject: Re: St Guillhem le Désert
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:44 pm 
One of my favourite places on earth. The main square (Place de la République?) with the massive tree in the centre is just beautiful.


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 Post subject: Re: St Guillhem le Désert
PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:02 pm 
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Yes the place is lovely. I hope the parking is not as bad as in past. Summer has been total chaos.

Picked up Sunday Times travel mag yesterday with special section on Languedoc. Saint Guillhem features as a "sublime site." with a number of the likeliest places (Sete, Pezenas.) Also mentioned is La Couvertoirade, near Lodeve, a place I have not seen: anyone have views on it?


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 Post subject: Re: St Guillhem le Désert
PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:51 pm 
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Once again, La Couvertoirade out of season is amazing and gives you a feel of what it might have been like in medieval times, but go there on a summer's day and it turns into Disneyland. Some good long walks around about too. And it's good cycling country. :D
While you're there you're not far from the cirque de Navacelles - well worth a visit.

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 Post subject: Re: St Guillhem le Désert
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The Cirque de Navacelles must be hell too in the season, we went on a bright midweek mid-October day: fantastic.

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