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Foodie Tour to Narbonne & Gruissan

The doors to Les Halles opened in 1901, on Cour Mirabeau facing the Canal de la Robine, and is something of an iconic landmark in the ancient city of Narbonne – First Daughter of Rome.

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.

This tour is available as a Scheduled tour every Thursday or as a Private tour Tuesday to Friday

The price for a scheduled tour is €135 per person. Private tour prices are dependant on how many people are in your party as follows:
2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people 6 people 7 people 8 people
275 pp 215 pp 180 pp 155 pp 150 pp 140 pp 135 pp

For larger groups please request a quotation

What’s included:

  • 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 reserve a Scheduled tour please select the tour and date you prefer from the choices available at the top right hand side of this page. Our Scheduled tours are for small groups of between 4 and 8 people. When you request a place on a Scheduled tour we will reserve your place and when we have a total of 4 reservations the tour will be confirmed.

To arrange your Private Foodie Tour to Narbonne & Gruissan either complete the enquiry form or send an email to wendy@vinenvacances.com 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.

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