Sunday, 11 September 2016

Sommières – tiny streets and Lawrence Durrell

Sommières town gate.
If you cross the old bridge over the river and enter the town by the main gate you will see a plaque on the wall directing you to the Espace Lawrence Durrell.

Being a complete ignoramus I did not know that the writer Lawrence Durrell had spent the last years of his life in the town.

In fact, I have never read any of his works and often confused him with his brother, Gerald, whose books I read as a child.

Further down the street is a secondhand bookshop, open Monday to Saturday, 10.00 - 17.00. 

But don't take your car into the town unless you know exactly what you are doing.

You could easily be faced with streets like this:

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