Summer in France - day 19: valley-walk in Mirabel-et-Blacons | enigma

Summer in France - day 19: valley-walk in Mirabel-et-Blacons

We have been in the sunny south of France for 19 days. Last night we sat outside on our terrace for a long time, enjoying a glass of red wine and a beautiful sunset behind the mountains.

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After the pretty heavy walks of the past few days, we are thinking of a quieter hike for today. It's pretty hot. The temperature rises quite quickly to above 30 degrees and there is very little wind.

Mirabel-et-Blacons is only a 20-minute drive away. There we can do a signposted walk of a little less than 7 kilometers, without serious differences in altitude. The walk mainly runs through a valley, past vineyards and along the flanks of the hills around it.

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Unfortunately, the lavender has already blossomed and disappeared everywhere in this region.

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The village of Mirabel has been abandoned for a large part. It lies on a hill, where you can see mostly remnants of old houses and turrets. The village was abandoned by lack of water.

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It's worth walking around. There's a mysterious atmosphere. Everywhere you see signs with explanations and occasionally a picture of how life used to be.

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Here and there there is still a house that was refurbished and inhabited.

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Although we walk in and around a valley, there is occasionally a climb in it. In the heat, it's extra heavy. There's a col in there, too.

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After the spicy climbing, you will be rewarded with a beautiful view.

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Those who want a good description of this hike should take a look at this blog. Sabine describes very nicely and clearly some walks in this region.

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