This foodie’s trip to the western Languedoc area of SW France is a chance for the food lover to discover a rich variety of regional food and local produce in a beautiful corner of the country.
Languedoc is a fabulous destination for the food lover as well as for the wine enthusiast. The area has a wonderful Mediterranean climate, a rich and fascnating history and is criss-crossed by the Canal du Midi which is classed as a UNESCO world heritage site. What’s not to like!
The surprisingly expansive coast of Languedoc is a foodies dream. From oyster beds to anchovies, from salt to the freshest seafood, your taste buds will be well and truly tickled here!
Inland, you’ll discover that iconic dish of SW France, the cassoulet, as well as learn about the produce that goes into making it. Visit the pottery facility where they have been producing the terracotta cassoules for over 150 years and then visit the farms that produce the delicious duck for which the area is so well known.
The highlight of this foodie’s trip of western Languedoc is sure to be the cookery class on the banks of the Canal du Midi. Using fresh, seasonal, local produce you’ll create one of the local speciality dishes which you’ll then enjoy for lunch washed down with wine from the chateau next door. Fantastic!
This single centre, fully flexible itinerary is based near Carcassonne and will form the basis from which your own personal itinerary will be created.
We suggest you fly into Toulouse, Carcassonne or Perpignan from where you can hire a car.
If you have any specific foodie interests let us know in the form below and we’ll incorporate them into your itinerary.
The price for this Western Languedoc foodie’s trip will depend on your accommodation choice, the number of people, the time of year and which elements of the itinerary you wish to include.
This itinerary can be combined with any of the others on our site to create a complete trip to France. Consider combining it with our western Languedoc wine itinerary or historic Languedoc one if you’d like to build some history and culture into your holiday.