Une porte de Pézenas, March 4, 2011
It's amazing what even one night away can do to boost my spirits -- especially at this time of year.
Friday I took the afternoon off, and with my youngest daughter we hit the open road to the enchanting medieval town of Pézenas in the Hérault department.
Unfortunately, the weather there was a bit cloudy and chilly, but the colors of the Languedoc still shone through.
Blues in Pézenas chased my blues away
Our original plan had been to spend Friday night in Montpellier, but while surfing the Internet for hotels last weekend, the idea hit me to spend the night somewhere smaller and quieter.
I didn't really even know how truly lovely Pézenas is...nor how full of tourists it must be in the late spring and summer.
Grey skies; blue shutters
There's something special about roaming around top French tourist spots off-season.
Virtually every building gave us a photo opp -- but we were the only ones taking pictures.