We stopped overnight at a campsite near Narbonne. The site had outdoor pools and a flume, we were not tempted because it was too windy but quite a few children were enjoying the water. We sat outside for an evening gin and tonic but it soon clouded over as the wind increased. We had a pleasant meal in the site restaurant, the proprietor was very friendly and brought us a complementary brandy after our meal. I had escargots in a cream sauce and then a steak, Tony had a fish terrine followed by duck breast. We had a pichet of rosé wine and then some red wine. The meal cost €58, a pichet of excellent wine (probably 50 cl) was €5.50.
The local wine was so delicious that our first task the next day was to visit La Cave De Gruissan to buy some supplies. A three litre bag in a box of rosé set us back €7.75 – we bought more than one. Gruissan was a pretty town. It was on the coast with narrow streets well populated with restaurants. Worth a revisit.
We turned south after Narbonne, heading towards the Mediterranean, leaving France and entering Spain. We stopped for lunch at a service station that had parking in the shade amongst the trees. We got out our chairs and brewed a cuppa and ate a soggy sandwich and a tuna salad in a plastic pot which tasted of cat food.