La Souqueto Bed & Breakfast in South of France, a perfect base from where to experience fantastic food!

We visited ‘La Cambuse du saunier’ today for lunch in Gruissan, 30 mins from La Souqueto bed & breakfast, South of France. An incredible place to eat… and our meal cost €28 per person! It’s based at the salt flats…wonderful colours, spectacular views of The Med and Pyrenees and superb locally caught fish and fruits de mer!

Bed & Breakfast in south France

Gruissan is on the Mediterranean coast near Narbonne, between the hills of the Clape (rocky hillside of pine trees and vineyards known as the garrigue), the lakes frequented by the pink flamingos. Gruissan was originally a fishing village on a small island surrounded by marshland. The narrow streets of Gruissan village encircle the ruined 13th century castle tower. 

Bed & breakfast in south france

Gruissan Plage is a marvellous wide open stretch of flat sand that guarantees you and your family plenty of space even in the height of summer. This is one of our favourite amongst all the Languedoc beaches. All the Languedoc beaches around this area of the coast are characterised by open, flat expanses of golden sand. Gruissan Plage has the extra kudos of being the setting for the French film, Betty Blue, a film about two passionate lovers living in a beach hut.

River Cesse

We are so lucky that the wonderful river Cesse passes just behind La Souqueto B&B. It’s crystal clear waters are perfect for swimming in and the natural shingle beaches provide a place to bask in the sunshine. The name of our village, Mirepeisset means ‘a place to see fish’…and what fish we see too. Brown and rainbow Trout are in abundance as well as Carp a little further down stream.

Our guests spend many hours walking/swimming along the river…up stream takes you to Cabazac then onto beautiful Bize and its villages natural swimming area. Follow the river up to Agel and stop off at the numerous natural swimming areas. During the summer the river goes underground and re-appears alongside the beautiful village of La Caunette before reaching the gorges of Minerve.

Village of Termes

Termes is a small village set in the foothills of the Corbieres Mountains. It’s 50 minutes from La Souqueto B&B and roughly half an hour south of wonderful Lagrasse. The drive up into the hills is spectacular passing through small villages and the Gorge du Termes.

The river Sou passes through Termes and its banks are covered with beautiful seasonal flowers.In 2009 this little village was recognised as ‘Flowered village’given by the ‘comite national des villes et villages fleuries’

The first village of Termes was located at the Chateau Termes, a Castle that dates from 1110. It became an important Cathar stronghold and yet it was taken by Simon de Montfort following his seige of Minerve



Caunes-Minervois…a jewel in the Aude

Caunes-Minervois is a small medieval town or “commune” in the Aude department in the Languedoc-Roussillon regionin southern France and 15 minutes from La Souqueto Chambres D’Hotes. It is known particularly for its ancient Abbey, dating from the eighth century, and the outstanding red marble that has been quarried locally from Roman times. The name may derive from the ancient local Occitan word for cave, “cauna”, of which there are a number in the immediate area.

Caunes is also in the Minervois, a designated wine growing region with AOC status but with an ancient heritage. The name derives from the ancient regional capital of Minerve, some 20 km east of Caunes, itself named for the Roman Goddess Minerva. The Romans came through here, settling and introducing vines & olives in the region. Minervois Vignerons have been dynamic in changing the perception of the world towards wine from the south of France, developing quality products and experimenting with both old and new grape varieties and techniques.[1]

A visit to the Abbey in the middle of the Town is a must and make sure you visit the wonderful Tapas bar La Cantine Du Cure for lunch!!