Carcassonne is a dramatic medieval city that can be viewed magnificently from the auto route, or from many vantage points around the city.
Its fine position, is grand against the mountains of the Corbieres, and the Montagne Noire. Languedoc vineyards, with their fine grapes dance around.
Buy direct from the vignerons that grow the vines and support the local wines which continually surprises by its quality
BERLOU AND GORGES D'ERIC
Here is a view across vineyards near Berlou, near Saint Chinian, and Roquebrun, to the tantalizing peaks of Gorges D'Heric, over looking the Orb river valley, with the Espinouse range of hills behind.
Take the small roads to visit Berlou to experience deep red wines, or scintillating whites, and take advantage of buying direct from the growers.
Enjoy the complexity the essential mix of the wines of the Languedoc in all their natural glory
BAGES, NEAR NARBONNE
A very short distance from Narbonne - Bages is a lovely village to visit, with art galleries, fine restaurants, and good walks with views.
Drive across water to nearby Peyriac sur Mer, and swim in salt heavy water, and float with ease.
Walk amongst the little hills and marvel at Mediterranean views.
Bages and Peyriac sur Mer - are secret jewels near Narbonne, and better known Gruissan.
Photos feature (June 24 2007)
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