The eastern area of the Languedoc/Occitanie region is a fabulous area for the foodlover to explore with a huge range of deliciousness just waiting to be uncovered!
The area includes the lovely old town of Montpellier, Sète (otherwise known as the ‘little Venice’ of France) and the coastal area in which the Etangs de Thau lagoons and attractive little village of Bouzigues are located.
Bouzigues is best known for the divine oysters that are farmed here. Indeed, nearly half of France’s oysters are produced in the lagoon and feature heavily on the French Christmas dinner table.
The town of Sète is a highlight for any food-lover visiting the eastern Langedoc. There is a fishing port right in the heart of the town where a fish auction (la Criée) takes place. The auction is supplied by a whole fleet of trawlers and tuna boats and much of the produce ends up on the stalls of the les Halles, the excellent indoor market at Sète.
One of the specialities of the area is ‘tielle’, a delicious spicy octopus pie which is sold at the market and other outlets.
Olives, olive oil and cheeses are all produced in the area and there are some excellent traditional biscuit makers to discover too. All of these delicious products are washed down with wine from the surrounding area. Red, white, rosé, whatever your preference, there is a wine for your palate. Bon appetit et Santé!
This single centre, fully flexible itinerary is based in the Montpellier area and will form the basis from which Your Personal France will create your own personalised itinerary.
We suggest you fly into Montpellier or Marseille or take Eurostar into Avignon from where you can hire a car.
The price for this Eastern Languedoc for Foodies itinerary will depend on your accommodation choice, the number of people, the time of year and which elements of the itinerary you wish to include.
Your Personal France can incorporate elements of this itinerary with any of the other trips on the website to create a complete trip to France. Explore more of southwest France and include elements of our Western Languedoc for Foodies itinerary, for example.