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A taste of the sweet life

Along the Languedoc Roussillon Coast

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A very popular route in the Languedeoc-Rousillon is either from the cote d'azur on the way to Barcelona, or up the coastline instead, from Barcelona to Beziers and beyond.  While motoring this route via motorcycle or automobile here are a few suggested stops along the way:

If you are on your way down the coastline, Bezier's Neuf ecluses is a site to see on the Canal du Midi running along the edge of the city.  Further along the main road is Capestang.  A bit off the coast, this village lies on the Canal as well, with a great church at its center. Le Someil is a quaint little hamlet with several restaurants, art galleries and lovely walks all surrounding the Canal du Midi where many artists paint or draw the stone bridge.

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 Azille is a medieval village a bit further from the sea and again not far from the canal  Azille was fortified in the 14th century, still maintaining much of its history within its center where you can take a self-guided tour, as well as stop for a glass of wine at one of several tasting rooms or bars.

 

 

Back towards the sea sits Narbonne where you can see reminents of the old Roman road near the massive cathedral.  In Gruissan, a port village, head for the “vieux village” (or old town) and “le plage des Chalets” with its stilted houses & nearby salt flats.

Just south of Perpignan along the coast is Collioure the very famous village known for the artists who stayed on their way south. You can finish the coastal visit with tapas & beer in a quaint little alcove of Spain, called Portbou. Enjoy!

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