On Friday, August 11, we had a bit of a slower start in Barcelona, enjoying a relaxing breakfast with our AirBnb host, talking about the world’s problems and how to solve them. Before we knew it, it was time to pack up and set off again. Destination: Montpellier, France.
We were greeted at the station by Mel’s dad, who whisked us off to his friends’ place in nearby Pignan, where we would be staying for a few days. Our hosts, Marie and Daniel, were so gracious and incredibly generous; they truly gave us the royal treatment.
For days, we all ate like kings. The first evening, we were treated to a brasucade, where 7 kilos of fresh mussels were cooked in Marie’s special sauce over the outdoor wood fire. On s’est régalés (they were delicious)! Another night, we had gigot d’agneau, where an entire lamb’s leg was slow roasted on a spit for a few hours.
Over the next few days, we hung out by the pool, went to early morning wine tastings (when in France…), and visited nearby cities including Montpellier, Palavas-les-Flots and Carcassonne.
We really loved this part of France, known for its delicious food (especially duck dishes) and wine. We know we’ll be back.
Where the wind takes us next: Provence!