Food And Wine

La Place – Canet

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I love discovering new cool restaurants in my area. So here is my latest discovery: a little restaurant on the main square in the village of Canet (Hérault, Languedoc). It has opened a few weeks ago, they do crepes and lovely delicious big salads. All the servings are generous, the team is very friendly and […] Read more…

Evening out – Estivales in Sommières

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Every Monday evening during summer, the lovely medieval town of Sommières organizes a festive outdoor event around wine and local products. For 4€ you get a glass that you can fill twice with the wines of your choice amongst the selection proposed by the local wine producers. You also have live music and lots of local food […] Read more…

Don’t miss El Callejon Wine Bar

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For drinking nice wine in an animated atmosphere in the centre of Nîmes, don’t miss El Callejon Wine Bar. I went on a Thursday evening and it was definitely the place to be in Nîmes that evening ! Sitting comfortably around a low table with friends or perched on a high stool around an old wine […] Read more…

Chocolat Mousse – The Authentic Recipe

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This is not specific to the Languedoc Roussillon, it is just extremely typically French : here is the true, authentic, easiest and most delicious recipe of French Chocolat Mousse. The most important of course is to use a good cooking chocolate. The best one to use in my view is the traditional Nestle Dessert chocolate […] Read more…

Cool family beach restaurant

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It’s only early October… still plenty of time to enjoy lunch at a beach restaurant in the sun of the Secret South!!! Le J in Carnon (Languedoc Roussillon) is actually open all year long. The atmosphere is relaxed and you immediately feel like you’re on holiday. The service is friendly and efficient. The food is very nice […] Read more…

Asian-Meditarranean fusion in Aigues-Mortes

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Here is another address off the usual tourists tracks. Boem is a restaurant in Aigues-Mortes, outside the old town walls where most visitors go. It serves refined fusion Asian-Mediterranean food. We loved it all, including the mango mojitos. My only comment is : be careful of the size of the servings… we really had too much to eat. […] Read more…

Fun, friendly & unconventional

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Now this is a very non touristy address in the middle of quite a touristy part of the Grau du Roi (one of the Gard’s main sea-side towns). It’s a surprising restaurant to discover with loads of personality. La Reine du Grau has a vintage industrial look with its wooden painted floor, large yellow wooden bar, industrial suspension […] Read more…

Fresh Italian food on Sommieres’s lovely plaza

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I just spent a nice summer evening at Sommières with some friends. After strolling along the river Vidourle and the pretty streets of this little medieval town, we headed for the beautiful place des Docteurs Dax. Sansavino is a pretty little bistrot style restaurant that proposes a small selection of freshly made Italian food. The terrace, […] Read more…

Where to eat an ice cream in Nîmes

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When you are visiting Nîmes on a hot summer day, stopping at a shady terrace for an ice cream is very tempting. But please don’t stop anywhere (and don’t just eat any old industrial ice lolly). Nîmes has so much better to offer! Here is the address of a lovely old fashioned patisserie in the […] Read more…

Dinner at the Ferme Marine des Aresquiers

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Now this is really a secret address… I’m not even sure I should be letting this one out (my local friends are going to hate me for this)! I ADORE this place! It’s a farm that produces shellfish (oysters and mussels in particular), fish and wine at Vic la Gardiole (near the coast between Montpellier […] Read more…

Wine tasting at Grès Saint Paul

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When driving around between Montpellier and Nîmes you’ll see masses of vineyards and will probably come across lots of local wine producers. It is usually very easy to just drive into one of those wine properties and have a wine tasting session. So don’t hesitate, even if you haven’t heard of that « château » yet, this […] Read more…