Cigales – Cicadas in the Aude

It’s hot today, about 35.  Apparently it’s been hot for a week but I was in Paris so coming back to this yesterday was a shock.  Every year I forget about the cicadas – les cigales.  I forget how loud they are, the constant percussion that goes on all day.

Today I was coming back form Narbonne on the auto route, all the windows open, doing about 135 kph, and above the wind noise and the noise of the truck next to me I could hear the cicadas.  that’s actually more background noice than I want. 

It amazes me that you can buy all kind of cicada souvenirs that make noise.  Why would anyone want one?

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Sam started Aude France as a companion site to her real estate site Aude France Property so that she could have a place to write about life in the Aude. Now that she's in Canada she writes about things that can affect owners and buyers in the Aude - or anything that strikes her fancy. On Pinterest you can find her by searching for Sam Mooney or clicking this link
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