Narbonne…Camping La Nautique

Route to La Nautique

Route to La Nautique

Camping La Nautique

Camping La Nautique

We are at Camping La Nautique (N 43.147591 E 3.004611), a campsite on the shore of Lake Bages-Sigean. This is about 4 miles from Narbonne. The lake extends for about 10 miles through a national park to the Mediterranean; La Nautique used to be the port which served Narbonne. The campsite is a little unusual in that each pitch has its own water supply, electricity supply and private shower and wc. All for the standard ACSI rate.

Étang de Bages-Sigean, from the campsite.

Étang de Bages-Sigean, from the campsite.

On the first day, having met up again with Keith and Jane, we cycled along the north shore of the lake to Bages, a small village about 4 miles away.

Bages

Bages

Track around the Lake

Track around the Lake

The first section of the track was deeply rutted and infested by battle hardened mosquitoes….we had to cycle quickly.

Unfriendly Local

Unfriendly Local

Lakeshore at Bages

Lakeshore at Bages

View from Church at Bages

View from Church at Bages

We stopped for lunch at a viewpoint at the top of the hill that Bages sits on, just by the church, looking out over the lake.

Cycle Track to Peyriac

Cycle Track to Peyriac

We cycled on along a much better cycle track to Peyriac de Mer, the next village.

Keith and Jane

Keith and Jane

Flamingos alongside the track.

Flamingos alongside the track.

The track winds its way alongside numerous salt pans of varying sizes, some of which are covered in flocks of flamingos.

Peyriac de Mer

Peyriac de Mer

Cafe in Peyriac de Mer

Cafe in Peyriac de Mer

We stopped in Periac de Mer for a glass of wine and to buy up the local pharmacies supply of mosquito repellent. This pungent concoction also works as nail varnish remover so is clearly trés fort.

We cycled back for tea. Narbonne via the canal du midi has been pencilled in for tomorrow.

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Rambling about Europe with the Kray Twins (Colin and Penny).

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Posted in 2014 Autumn, Languedoc-Roussillon, Narbonne
One comment on “Narbonne…Camping La Nautique
  1. Kate says:

    I wish I could see flamingos round here. There was a heron perched in the tree over the Tywi on Audrey’s farm this morning, very elegant, but not as much fun as a flamingo. The site sounds fabulous x

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