Adventure – Languedoc-Roussillon

We have arrived to the south of France, and what to say first – well, the first thing that comes to my mind is food, food, and more food. This place is just amazing, especially for foodies!

We had just landed and we managed to find our way around the Marseille airport. We avoided expensive shuttle bus to the centre of Marseille and found a cheaper version instead. From Marseille airport, you can also take a train that will take you the centre. It’s a bit more of a hassle, because you have to take the bus first that will take you to the train station nearby and there you catch a train to Marseille. Luckily, we already had our tickets to Nimes, so we caught a direct line leaving from Marseille airport to Nimes. If you happen to be on the Marseille airport and are looking for a way to reach the centre of Marseille, don’t jump into the first shuttle bus that you see, but rather take a walk around the airport and ask for the train. Airport personnel was very helpful.

So, back to food! We arrived to Nimes. It was sizzling hot, and we were dirty and already a bit tired, as we spent the previous night at the airport. We had 2 hours before getting on the bus to Uzes, so we decided to find a local place where we could eat.

The streets of Nimes were empty, although it was Friday. I guess they work in shifts, and enjoy siesta.

We found a nice restaurant, family run. Husband was cooking and wife was welcoming and serving the guests. It felt as if I walked into somebody’s dining room. I had no idea what the terms on the menu said, so we just took a lucky guess. It was delicious! I had a salad with tomatoes, lettuce and cooked potatoes with a pate spread. Desserts were placed in the window, so we had no trouble ordering the dessert. I ate the most delicious apricot crumble cake.

Does it happen to you as well – when you go abroad, does all the food seem exotic and scrumptious, and you just want to try bit of everything? We have been here for 3 days now, and most of the time we just eat. And there are still 3 fabulous gourmand weeks ahead of us. Wonder if I’ll put on some weight, as I usually do when I stay for some time in a foreign country? But who cares!? 🙂 Right now, I just want to try all of the specialities that Languedoc-Roussillon region has to offer!  🙂

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