Languedoc Roussillon (Hérault), Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur (Gard, Bouches du Rhône)

Montpellier to Rognac. 150.1 km - February 2011

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20th February 2011 - Luton to Nimes
21st February 2011 - Montpellier to Lunel
22nd February 2011 - Lunel to Generac
23rd February 2011 - Generac to Arles
24th February 2011 - Arles to Saint Martin de Crau
25th February 2011 - Saint Martin de Crau to Miramas
26th February 2011 - Miramas to Rognac
27th February 2011 - Nimes to Airport


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In 2003, Neil started the walk with his sister, Anne and his mother, Margaret. Margaret died in April 2011 and Anne died in June 2011. Neil is now walking alone.

This part of France is flat and agricultural. It is not the most interesting walking area espicially as the population density increases towards Marseille. The Saturday walk suffered from areas where the walking would have been delightful but they were fenced off to military standards to protect the last remaining wild areas from the ravages of the humans. This is likely to get worse past Marseille and towards Nice and Cannes.

Date / Distance

Transport and Route Summary

Sun 20th 
Feb 2011

Beccles to London, Luton to Nîmes, France.
Car, Bus, Air, Walk

Mon 21st 
Feb 2011
28.2 km

Montpellier to Lunel
Train, Walk, Train. The first 5km was interesting but not pleasant. Then traffic free lanes and canal site paths were used. Lunel was small enough and the traffic was light so it was nice. A nice sunny February day.

Tue 22nd 
Feb 2011
24.5 km

Lunel to Générac
Train, Walk, Bus. The route included a disused railway, quiet country lanes and a section off road. The railway was overgrown so field edges were used instead.

Wed 23rd 
Feb 2011
30.3 km

Générac to Arles
Bus, Walk, Train. A very nice walk on quiet roads and lanes including the northern edge of the Camargue Natural Park.

Thu 24th 
Feb 2011
19.5 km

Arles to Saint Martin de Crau
Train, Walk, Bus, Walk, Train.
The traffic decreased after leaving Arles and the roads were very quiet. It was peaceful farm land.

Fri 25th 
Feb 2011
19.3 km

Saint Martin de Crau to Miramas
Train, Train, Walk, Train, Train. Walked parallel with the railway for a long way including some easy off road stretches. The main road into Miramas was busier but the main problem was a strong wind.

Sat 26th 
Feb 2011
28.3 km

Miramas to Rognac
Potentially nice routes were blocked forcing main roads to be used. Later all the roads were main but bearable. The pedestrian approach to Rognac is as bad as it gets but luckily the Saturday winter traffic was light.

Sun 27th 
Feb 2011

Nîmes to London, Luton, then Beccles
A pleasant 14 km walk from Nîmes to the airport with a routine flight and drive home afterwards.

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