For a sneak peak at what our Gourmet Food and Wine tour entails, take a look at our video.
The list of producers and artisans to be found in Les Halles reads, for a food lover, a little like the 12 Days of Christmas : 10 butchers, 8 fruit & veg vendors, 7 herbs & spices sellers, 6 fishmongers… the list extends to some 70 stallholders ! And this is where we start our tour.
A feast for the eyes, as well as the taste buds, we pay a visit to a ‘traiteur’ for olives, garlic confit, and anchoide tastings; then on to a cheesemonger where we’ll buy a couple of varieties of cheese to take with us to a honey producer, to experience a fabulous taste sensation !
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Next stop is a little pre-lunch apéro… accompanied by a plate of fabulous charcuterie. Then we re-join our tour bus, and head down the coast, passing the lagoons and inland waterways to reach our second stop – the salt pans at Gruissan.
Located at the water’s edge is both our destination for lunch, and the Salt Museum; lunch is a pescetarian’s delight. Oysters…shrimp…whelk served up with aioli and fresh bread, and followed by fish, baked in a salt crust !* all washed down with a pichet of local wine. We then stroll across to the salt museum, where amongst the list of little gifts to buy is salt, scented with herbs and spices, salted caramel, and even little salt pigs – how better to remember your day out when you’re back in your kitchen at home?
Back on the tour bus, and a short hop to a charming winery in the heart of the La Clape appellation where we can enjoy a flight tasting on their gorgeous terrace, overlooking the étang de Bages.
Wine.. Salt.. Bread.. Fish.. plus a host of tasty treats along the way, it’s a Roman Holiday a la Francaise.
- Don’t worry if you aren’t a fan of either the shellfish or the wet fish, a delicious salad and roasted chicken is offered as an alternative.
Please note our tour itineraries can be subject to change and availability
Price €145 per person
- Olive oil tasting
- Wine tasting cruise on the Canal du Midi
- Gourmet outdoor lunch with wine
- Winery visit
- Pickup and transport
Private tours range between €500 and €1000 depending on the number of people in your group.
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