Hotel barge Athos and Luxurious South of France climate

Athos has been safely put to bed for nearly 24 hours – and le voila, the rain finally began to fall this afternoon.

What luck and what a relief to have completed a season of luxury hotel-barging with pure sunshine and virtually no rain for months and months.  Rather than bemoaning the lack of sunny times, we shall be counting as the Canal du Midi reservoirs fill up and ensure next season's cruises.

I guess this marks the start of winter in the Languedoc?

Languedoc vineyards in Winter
Languedoc vineyards in Winter