Saturday, October 09, 2004

St. Nectaire to Nissan-Lez-Enserune

Another long day in the BMW (incidentally we now know we made the right decision in shipping it over to Europe!) We drove south to the Mediterranean along the toll-free Autoroute A75. This road passes through stunning scenery but the highlight must surely be the Millau Viaduct. Still under construction, this structure claims to be the highest bridge (i.e. distance below the deck) in the world. It is certainly quite breathtaking. We took a side trip to a viewing area, driving up a winding single track road to get there. By next spring everyone will be flying across the Tarn Gorge without stopping to admire the technology.

Our destination, an apartment in the small town of Nissan-Lez-Enserune near Narbonne, turned out to exceed all expectations. More about this in the days ahead as we are booked in for a week.