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A taste of the sweet life

Meze, on the Etang in Languedoc

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Meze, a beautiful village sitting on the Etang du Thau.

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About an hour and a half from Azille is the Etang du Thau, just off the Mediterranean sea.  It is a large estaury providing the perfect bed for fresh shellfish.  On the north side of the etang you'll find the quaint little port-town called Meze with a view of the well-known Sete to the south.

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We began our walk along the quayside with a perfect sea-breeze dusting through the sunshine.  Ambling onto a path on the edge of the etang, along paths through a bit of marshland with seabirds on one side, and sailorboarders and salt water on the other.

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Continuing through coastal vineyards we arrived back at the port to gaze at the boats moored up along the quay and restaurants offering fresh oysters, mussels and seafood straight out of the etang itself.

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We finish our morning at the table of one of these restaurants, dining on oysters & rose, among other pleasures - Les Saveurs de Thau is a great little place with amazing service & seafood!

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We finish our day driving down the western side of the etang to the small port, Marseillan village, where the Canal du Midi begins & an iced coffee calls to finish the afternoon on the edge of the quay enjoying a nice sea breeze - we are happy!

 

 Just one of the many delights in the Langudeoc-Roussillon, South of France!

 

photos courtesy of Kate Sampson

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