Tout l'Hérault à 1 euro. You can go anywhere in the region for the princely sum of one euro if you buy a card of 10. Otherwise it's €1.50 per trip.
That's pretty cheap because Hérault is a big place. It stretches from Ganges and Le Caylar in the north, Béziers and St Pons de Thomière in the west, to Marsillargues, Villetelle and Lunel in the east. On the coast you have Valras Plage to Cap d'Agde, Sète, Palavas, and La Grande Motte. In the middle you have St Chinian, Bédarieux, Clermont l'Hérault, le lac de Salagou, St Guilhem le Desert and les Matelles.
All that for one euro. There's one place that interests me in particular and that's Pezenas. If I could go and buy my Yorkshire tea for one euro each way at the English food shop, it would be a bargain! Plus a nice day out and hardly any driving. It's the only place I know that sells Yorkshire Tea, my favourite. I can get PG Tips at Intermarche, but I prefer the hefty brew that's Yorkshire.
Petrol is now at €1.36 per litre and according to mappy.fr, I would need 5litres to get there so it would cost me €7 one way. It would take less time of course to drive, but buses are cool - you are high up, can see more and it doesn't matter if you have a drink at lunch time. Next time the boys are in Paris with their dad, and my TWDB is not around I'll do it. Actually it would be better if he were around to come to but he's not really a bus person. Public transport and all that.
Mind you, the police are getting very agitated about drink driving and speeding and are setting up radars all over the place without any warning that they're there, so the bus might be a good option in order to enjoy oneself. And beware if you have a radar detector that picks up mobile radars; you could get into big trouble because they are illegal.
The cybercriminal police targeted one website located outside France which sells these detectors. They sifted through the names and addresses of all the buyers to find those in France. Six hundred people then received a visit or were invited to present themselves at the gendarmerie. The penalty is a hefty €1500 fine and 2 points on your licence. You might even lose your licence.
I don't have one, I don't even have a GPS because I never really go anywhere to need one. However, I do think the government is pushing us slowly but surely towards using our cars less and less. High petrol prices, lower bus fares, improved public transport, draconian road rules, repressive penalties and the like all point in one direction. What they should be doing, I think is investing in hydrogen-run engines. Then I'd be able to whoosh over to Pezenas to buy my tea cleanly, cheaply and efficiently. I'm all for saving the planet with a decent cuppa in hand.