Sunday, July 4, 2010

Narbonne

We are staying for a week at a home exchange near Narbonne, close to the Mediterranean coast. The house is quite large, so we have invited some guests:

The hammock in the garden is so inviting, it's difficult to tear ourselves away to explore the surrounding area:

However, we have managed to visit Beziers, where there are 9 locks which are part of the Canal du Midi. The canal forms part of a waterway across France:

We also went to Narbonne to buy supplies at the covered market, which is one of the best in France:

And stopped off at Narbonne Plage where some of us (not me) had a dip in the (chilly) Mediterranean:

We have been lucky enough to have our visitors James and Helene cook a delicious meal. Helene prepared the entree of foie gras:
James cooking the duck breast:

The finished product: duck breast with a sauce of tomatoes and figs from the tree in the garden, washed down with the local red wine:

Some sunflowers we have seen on our drives:
Last night, we had a meal in the local village restaurant, which was very nice:


1 comment:

Flick, said...

That looks so lovely.. what fun sharing the experience with your friends! It must be the perfect time of year.. nice and warm!
Flick :)

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