Notes From the Languedoc

Notes From the Languedoc


It is easy to get to the Languedoc. Follow the Rhone south through France, then once you hit the Mediterranean coast, turn right. The mystery is that for generations, people have been getting to the sea and turning left to Provence. This lack of attention means that the Languedoc is France's last undiscovered Mediterranean secret.

Now Rupert Wright introduces you to the region's winemakers, oyster farmers, canal people and celebrated inhabitants, living and dead, including Montpellier's dynamic Mayor, Georges Freche, and local matador Juan Bautista. You will learn about the Languedoc's troubled and fascinating history, visit bullfights and boar hunts, and hear about the writers and artists that have lived and travelled in this intriguing land.


  • This book is a literary gem. Notes from the Languedoc is like a tremendous wine cellar. It is a treasure trove of treats. Rupert Wright is a mischievous, bold reporter who has met everyone and tasted everything. This is the best book on the Languedoc. Exquisitely illustrated, this is a book to savour, like a full-throated local Merlot
    Jonathan Miller, Sunday Times

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