Europe | France | Ile de France – accents
Having recently taken a bicycle camping tour, i was able to percieve the borders of Septimanie. Although the ‘border’ has not existed for 700 years or so. The village of Ceilhes used to be the northern most frontier of Septimanie. The river Orb begins right here and makes its way down to Beziers and then to the Med. If you take a road out of Ceilhes going east,west , or north , you must cross a mountain or two. the water from the the other side all flows into the Tarn , which ends up in the Atlantic.Naturally it was always a border and for the longest time , the people in Septimanie shared its frontier with France. That is until it became part of France after the crusade and inquistion. The region known as Languedoc lange ( language ) d’ (the/of) oc (Occitan/septimanie).
Here on the very border itself, less than 4 miles to Ceilhes the Tibetan buddhists chose the area to be their european centre .
A photo of Beziers as the Orb passes under the Canal Du Midi built in 1660. Imagine being one of the workerbees in 1660, on this bridge, and to find out it was only for boats to cross the river with.