Had a great trip south and arrived back Tuesday afternoon. It was hot! France Metro was telling us it was 31º but our three thermometers were all reporting high 30ties.
It was good to get to the beach.. European beach culture is... well different to what we are accustomed to down under. For one no-one seems to be aware of skin cancer, OK so maybe they don't have quite the same problems with the ozone layer that we do but we didn't see one kid wearing a hat or rash-vest. The area around Narbonne Plage (beach) and Gruissan is very touristy: a real holiday town feel. Narbonne itself is quite pleasant with its canal and narrow streets.