Many thanks for a great holiday – we’re missing your charming house already, and you have more Caussi fans in Wales !
All worked well with Clare and Gilbert (such a nice fella), and your extensive notes proved an ideal foundation.
We were lucky to arrive on the weekend of the Fete De Caussi (I believe the last weekend in August each year), when the village, neighbouring villagers and people of Caussi origins gather for three nights of partying, each night tailored to a slightly different age group. We were made to feel very welcome and played a full singing and dancing part in festivities.
Other highlights, apart from the delights of your terrace, were Pezenas, particularly the all day Saturday market, and a lovely little restaurant in the old town called Le Poisson Verre. The village of Olargues, beyong Lamalou Les Bains was also a gem, with a great little gift shop (new crafts and antiques) in the centre, and a laid back, and free folk museum telling a really interesting regional story (check out the chestnut crushing shoes!)
With two teenagers in the family, Roquebrun was ideal for swimming, messing about in your inflatables, and kayaking, and Aqualand, on the Cap D’Agde was expensive (25 euros for adults) but actually good value for middle aged daredevils!!
And an update on swimming pools - the municipal in Lamalou is really good (and inexpensive), with a grass picnic area.
And of course, there’s the wine. We tried most of the Faugeres, and didn’t discover a dud, and Vieux Cantal cheese, and a sheep’s milk blue from Malzieu were perfect accompaniments on the terrace.
We’d love to repeat the experience at some time in the future, thanks again.