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Sentier Littoral | by Doug Mo (Gone Vagabonding)
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Sentier Littoral

There were plenty of hiking trails around Banyuls. I did quite a bit of hiking and trail-running during my eleven days here. Oddly enough, I found it easier to navigate the trails while trail-running -- maybe it had to do with the fact I had to pay *that* much more attention to where I was putting my feet while running, or maybe it was because I wasn't weighed down with the fifteen pounds of photography equipment I had while I was hiking. The scenery along this trail (heading north from Banyuls) was fantastic: hillside vineyards on one side, and cliffs and ocean on the other.

 

My entire Cote Vermeille Travel Set is here.

 

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Banyuls-sur-Mer (Catalan: Banyuls de la Marenda) is a French municipality in the département of Pyrénées-Orientales in the région of Languedoc-Roussillon. The town has 4,532 inhabitants and covers an area of 42.34 km² (16.35 sq mi). Banyuls-sur-Mer is neighbored by Cerbère, Port-Vendres, Argelès-sur-Mer and Collioure. The region is known for its wines, such as the sweet wine Banyuls. An aquatic museum with aquarium is located in the town. The foothills of Pyrenees, the Monts Albères, run into the Mediterranean Sea in Banyuls-sur-Mer, creating a steep cliff line.

 

(cribbed from Wikipedia)

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Taken on November 13, 2007