Travel in France – Walk near Durfort

Day 14 of Travel in France was a walk near DurfortIt was a beautiful day, hot, sunny, with no wind. We parked at the side of the road and set off down a marked path to Villesègue, an old village on a ridge, overlooking the garrigue on one side and vineyards on the other.

OS map 2741, ET

OS map 2741, ET

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The start of the path to Villesegue

The start of the path to Villeseque

Looking back, you can see the Chateau of Vibrac, and the ruined 13C castle at Freyssac, beyond Durfort.

The Chateau at Vibrac

The Chateau at Vibrac

The Castle at Freyssac

The Castle at Freyssac

The castle in the autumn

The castle in the autumn

In Villesègue some of the buildings have been restored, some not, and there are always beautiful images.

Villeseque

Villeseque

There aren’t many flowers in the intense heat here so these roses were surprising.

Red roses in Villeseque

Red roses in Villeseque

The village overlooks vineyards belonging to the Duchy of Uzés, and dotted amongst the vines almonds were ripening, quinces are swelling, and there were apples.

The vineyards of Villeseque

The vineyards of Villeseque

The hamlet of Masjon. 

The second part of the walk was through the garrigue, a landscape where grazing patterns have changed dramatically over the past 150 years, altering the landscape.

The Chateau of Vibrac, of 1524.

Chateau of Vibrac

Chateau of Vibrac

And then a trudge back to the car, with me nursing ten itching mosquito and other biting insect lumps.

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