After 30 years of living in France, our correspondent has finally concluded that one region beats all the rest.






Pause for fort: the towers of Carcassonne

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Anthony Peregrine
January 7 2018, 12:01am,
The Sunday Times &
“My first proper encounter with Languedoc, decades ago, involved strong drink, football and a bull. It was 3am on a festival weekend in a village near Nîmes. This was deemed the appropriate moment for a soccer match: village lads versus outsiders. I captained the outsiders, picked six chaps still standing, then we kicked off in the arena against the locals, of whom there seemed to be a couple of dozen….” “For a regional wine guide, see Peter Gorley’s online Wines & Winemakers of Languedoc-Roussillon (”