One of the best things about renting a villa in Languedoc is the cuisine. The food of Languedoc is based on fresh, simple ingredients and a number of local specialities. Olive oil, tomatoes, fresh seafood and the herbs of the garrigue (scrub) are combined with beautifully fresh fruit and vegetables to provide a simple alternative to many of the cream laden or more meat based cuisine of other French regions.
Visitors to our Languedoc vacation rental at Villa La Cascade will discover Bourride (fish with aïoli), Morue Catalane (cod with tomatoes and pepper) Anchoïade (anchovies with garlic and olive oil) Crème Catalane (cream with lemon, vanilla and fennel seed) on the menus at local Languedoc restaurants. Pélardon, Roquefort and Bleu des Causses are amongst the delicious cheeses from Languedoc and are widely available at food markets and village shops alike.
If you have a desire to create some Languedoc food of your own whilst trying out your culinary skills, you should really pay a visit to the Les Halles food market in Narbonne.
The market is an institution in Narbonne and is open from 6am to 1pm daily and is famous for the range and exceptional quality of its food. It’s about half an hour from our Languedoc villa and here you can gather the fresh ingredients for a lunch by the pool or dinner on the terrace from one of the best food markets in France. From glistening fish laid out perfectly on beds of ice to juicy fresh fruit, a huge range of charcuterie and endless stalls of Languedoc wine, spices and cheese - it’s more or less impossible to return to the villa empty handed! Book Here