This is a map of a small village called Guilhem-Le-Desert not far from Pezenas.
It is situated in a valley/ ravine with high hills/mountains on each side and a small stream running through it to the larger river below.
A large car park at the top of the village attests to its popularity with tourists and you enter at the large village square dominated by a HUGE old plane tree towards the top of the village.
A plaque on the tree says it is 175 years old !
To explore the village you just wander down the narrow lane towards the river.
Ancient buildings lean in on every side and spots of greenery and the odd remaining flower break up all that stone and make it very pretty.
The sky is blue and the sun is still very warm but sometimes it can get get a bit cool in the shade of these high walls.
The sound of water leads you to the small stream that tumbles through the village.