Crazy about Christmas in Montpellier

A fountain lit with 3 statues , christmas tree and and a historic opera house in Montpellier Comedie Square

By guest contributor Patricia Ford Mad About Montpellier Imagine my delight when French friends in Montpellier invited me for Christmas! I just love the Christmas season in Montpellier – the buzz, the vibes, browsing the festive markets for one-of-a-kind gifts and gourmet items, a concert in one of the churches or concert halls. It’s impossible […]

What’s on the menu in Sète?

Freshly baked octupus pie in an oven

The town of Sète’s motto? We’ll tielle you a tale of an octopus pie Once a modest lunch for poor fishermen, this golden crusted spicy octopus pie has evolved into one of Sète’s true gastronomic institutions. So much so that it is celebrated by an annual festival and depicted in works of art. It has […]

The Art of Eating an Oyster

White wine picpoul de pinet, oysters and lemon

Some Pearls of Wisdom Oyster farming is a thriving part of the culture and economy of the Étang de Thau (the Thau Lagoon between Sète and Bouzigues) in the Languedoc Roussillon and the picturesque town of Bouzigues produces the most sought-after oysters in Europe. That is because, due to the higher density of salt in […]