was a very pleasant lunch-stop on our way from Castelnaudary to Beaune
in Burgundy. At the edge of the French version of America's "wild
west", this ancient walled town is neighbor to the Romany camps,
wild horses, cowboys, and fighting bulls of the swampland Camargues.
Aigues-Mortes is sort of what Carcassonne used to be--a remarkably preserved
walled town-- but without several thousand acres of tour-bus parking
fields. We found a little creperie decorated with bull-fight posters
and memorabilia on a side street away from the central plaza, and next
door to the Cinema Marcel Pagnol. Lunch was excellent.
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