Close to the village of Bize Minervois, and above Argeliers on the Canal du Midi, is Montouliers, a cherub of a village, with Italianesque features.
A village lingering on a hill, with vineyards surround. Olive trees sing their immortal praises to the landscape.
The traveller sits, holding his breath. The view is calm and impressive.
Canal du Midi about to kiss Capestang
Down below, past the villages of Cruzy, with proud church, cradled in amongst
woods, hills, garrigue; and Quarante, with abbey, with its everlasting mystic
presence, is the Canal du Midi, as its kisses Capestang.
The water is cold. The wind hard. The light bright.
In Languedoc, roads are for travellers.
Travellers of the spirit.
Travellers who enjoy the wind of the road, the rollicking views.
Travellers who like to stop, linger with the song of a wine between their lips.
Are you coming this year, the vineyards ask. Are you?
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