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One of my favourite places on earth is the region of Languedoc-Roussillon in the south of France. Good enough wines, the Mediterranean, awsome weather and rustic food. My parents bought their first summer apartment in Argeles Plage, just 4 km from Spain, in the 80-ties and later moved to the little village of Tourbes on the outskirts of the town of Pezenas. Languedoc-Roussillion. Le Occitanie.

On the 26th of May I finally got to return after a three year abcence. This is after passing the small village of Pomereols on my way too tiny bike with no working gears…

Étang de Thau  or Bassin de Thau is the largest of a string of lagoons (étangs) that stretch along the French coast from the Rhône River to the foothills of the Pyrenees and the border to Spain in the Languedoc-Roussillon. It is considered the second largest lake in France, something I clearly didn’t know when I decided to bike around it. Allthough it was a little harder than I expected it was well worth it!

My halfway point – and where I finally could buy some water – was the seaside resort of Sète, known as the Venice of Languedoc. Sète is the eastern starting point of the Canal du Midi, and the ending point of the Canal du Rhône à Sète – I have to ride canal boats on either canal but that only means I have reason to return!