Le Lavandou is another gorgeous town, but I’m exhausted with hours to complete today’s run to Toulon. Le Lavandou shares it’s name with the lavendar flower, but the name actually comes from or more prosaicly from the local form of the old Southern French language Occitan, where the name stems from “lavoir” which spawns the etymology for lavandor or lavador, which means a public place for washing clothes. I could sure use my t shirt washed after 7 hours of roller-skiing the steep beach roads to get here. I’ll press on towards a 75 km run to Toulon – they might have a lavador there too.
- Author: Michael
- Date Posted: May 25, 1981