We drive to St. Giron through Tarascon and further 60km to the West. There we stroll through the paved in pink marble (local production) streets of the old town. The River Salat that runs through the town is crossed by numerous bridges. The most beautiful is the old one (Pont-Vieux).
Next we proceed to the neighboring St. Lizier – the ancient Gallo-roman town with 20 centuries of history. The town is dominated by the bishops palace-stronghold built on the hilltop. Unfortunately a restoration goes on there hence we can take a look from the outside only. When descending back to the old town we get for a while a company in form of large Pyrenean dog. When we are down in the town center the dog is already there – standing in the pool of the town fountain. As we find out later the pool is full of fish.
After a short stroll through the old town we decide to have a lunch in a street café near the fountain – 11 Place d’Eglise. The café has impressive tea collection and I have to select accurately to avoid offending the host.