Anduze is a little city of about 7,000 residents that sits on the banks of the Gardon River amongst the rocks of the hills and mountains.  It is about a 40 minute drive from Sanilhac. Anduze is known for is beautiful pottery, especially ceramic outdoor flowering pots.  I wish, desperately, that I could get some to the States!

Side note, when we first came to this region 6 years ago many locals recommended we take our children to Anduze and ride the steam train.  We visited Anduze once before because we were told they had a bamboo forest nearby and we wanted to see what it was like.  On that particular trip we ended up enjoying the little village and bypassing the bamboo forest and the train because of expenses (the bambousserie is so pricey).  I am so glad we didn’t waste our money on the bamboo forest because this time we all saw it from the train and it really wasn’t anything special.  It was interesting, but it was almost like paying to go into a local nursery.  6 years ago a few of the kids were disappointed we were not able to ride the train, so I kind of felt obligated to take them back and experience the train ride.

So, that is what I did.  We (except for Aaron, who was in the States) all loaded up and made the field trip.  We had fun and I am glad we all got to enjoy the steam engine.  It is the Cevennes Steam Train.  The Cevennes is the mountain range.  There were tunnels we traveled through, large bridges we crossed, beautiful houses on the mountainsides, fields of milking goats, the Gardon River…

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  1. What a fun beautiful trip while Aaron was here. I still feel so bad that we were once again unable to connect while he was here. I miss you all so much.

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