Gastronomy

One of the main criteria in choosing a holiday destination in France is what you like to eat. The gastronomy of France is famous throughout the world. And each region offers a diverse and unique range of food and drinks. Butter and cream in the north, olive oil in the south. White wines of the Loire Valley, the red wines from the banks of the Rhone. Discover here some of our self-indulgent features of all things gastronomic that you will experience wherever you choose to holiday in France.


Chocolate mousse

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15 July 2021  |  Virginie Erre  |  Bakeries, Patisseries, Gastronomy

Chocolate mousse, an easy dessert to make during the holidays

During the holidays, with family or friends, here is an easy and quick dessert to make. The "homemade" chocolate mousse is a real delight to enjoy during your meals on the terrace in the garden or by the swimming pool. Chocolate mousse made its appearance in the 18th century. It is a Swiss cook of Louis XVI, Charles Fazi, who would have invented the recipe.

Autumn in the Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie

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23 April 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Gastronomy, Wines, Culture

Autumn in the Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie

Autumn is a fabulous time to visit the Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie. In the Languedoc-Roussillon, the weather is still warm and the region is full of life as harvest is under way. The area is buzzing with activity and colour, as this is not only one of the largest wine regions in the world but it is also one of the most diverse in terms of grape varieties available. Each vine variety has leaves that, once the fruit is harvested, turn a different colour so the rolling fields are awash with a stunning combination of reds, oranges, russets, browns and golds.

Coquillages Béziers

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31 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Gastronomy, Restaurants

Béziers shellfish kiosk

Sample the regions best fresh shellfish in the heart of Béziers. You may pass this kiosk buy thinking it is just selling shellfish to take home, but wait! If you dine at the restaurant directly opposite you can have lunch direct from the kiosk. Serving local oysters, fresh crab, mussels and prawns, this is a shellfish lovers paradise.

Oyster shacks Leucate in Languedoc-Rousillon, Occitane

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28 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Gastronomy

Oyster tasting in Leucate

Visit the oyster shacks in Leucate on the Languedoc coast. The coast of the Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie is known for it's quality oysters, harvested in the local saltwater lagoons. A unique and authentic experience, visit the Leucate oyster shacks, open every day, all year round.


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