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We recently revisited France in February/ March, having retired after many years running our own business with no time for holidays. We had forgotten how quiet the roads could be and what a joy driving in the countryside was. The main purpose of our trip was to look at areas to retire in.
The main part of our stay was in Languedoc-Roussillon, using the village of Capestang as our base. On one day out, we decided to drive to Sète and take the coast road to Agde. Roadworks in the area forced us to drive through the town centre looking for the coast road. Suddenly, all the cars in front ground to a halt.
Surprisingly it took a little while before any horns sounded, then the occasional vehicle swung off down a side street. We crept forward very slowly and soon identified where the actual hold up was, but could not see any obvious reason. Before too long we were at the front of the queue. Then we saw why everyone was travelling so slowly. Edging its way along the middle of a very narrow street was a live octopus! We, like all before us, positioned our wheels to drive carefully, so that we passed over it.
Our one and only traffic jam of the trip and the cause unlikely to be repeated. Only in France! Steve and Sally Lanchbury Devon