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?
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.
This tour is available as a Scheduled tour every Thursday or as a Private tour Tuesday to Friday
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For larger groups please request a quotation
- Guided tour around Narbonne indoor market
- Various food tastings including cheeses, olives, charcuterie and honey
- Delicious seafood lunch with wine
- Gruissan salt museum
- Winery visit and tasting
- Pickup and transport
To arrange your Private Foodie Tour to Narbonne & Gruissan either complete the enquiry form or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know the date or range of dates you are available, how many people are in your party and where you are staying.
At the time of booking we request a €25 deposit per person which is non refundable if your tour is less than 5 days in the future. For more details please read our Terms & Conditions.