Monday, May 19, 2014

Aigues-Mortes

I'm a little slow getting back to writing about the trip!  These are the two barges used by Cycle Tours.  Ours had 15 guests and staff, and the two were pretty independent of each other. 



Entrance to the walls of the city
The town dates back to the 13th Century and was established to provide Louis 1X a Mediterranean port. 
View of the salt pans and piles of salts.
The area around here is flooded to produce salt, for which the Camargue is famous. 


There is a walk that takes one all around the walls.
The view looking down on the town


And in the town there were many restaurants and stores.  This was one of two incredible sweet stores.  The sugared fruits above were a work of art.  Below are bins of chocolate covered almonds made to resemble olives, and coated also with a variety of flavours. 
And these were the biscuits - all shapes and sizes and flavours. 
Many roofs were covered in these tiles.


2 comments:

Heather Dubreuil said...

Love the urban scene and the rooftops, Dianne. I think that it was in southern Spain that I visited a similar shop of dried / candied fruits.

Deborah Kemball said...

Love the choccy olives..