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"With the Med furnishing fish, the Thau lagoon full of oysters and mussels, it’s not hard to work out what the local specialities are. But there’s also great lamb and beef from the uplands, and Pélardon goat’s cheese besides…”

TimesOnline, 2010.

Eating is a highly social affair in France, and well-practiced in the Languedoc. It’s common for work to stop for at least a couple of hours at lunchtime, and for visitors to the region it’s not hard to feel obliged!

We’re fortunate to have excellent places to dine in the village. In two minutes, you can stroll to 'L'Escampette' village bar or take a table at the excellent restaurant 'Le Very Table'. Even closer to home, use the shaded summer kitchen to nibble on your own carefully-sourced local produce..

Languedoc is home to France's best oysters - grown in massive beds in the Etang de Thau, just 30 minutes from Maison Dix. Here, you’ll find many restaurants lining the bay, where the quality is exceptional but competition and supply means unbelievable value for money.

Unsurprisingly Sète, with it’s large fishing fleet, offers the widest selection of waterside restaurants specialising in freshly-caught seafood.

Unsurprisingly, there are plenty of good restaurants around to suit your palate and purse. It’s worth seeking out those special ‘gems’ often located in small villages off the beaten track. Some of our favourites are listed below; Consider making advance reservations for those marked *.

*Auberge du Presbytere in Vailhan
Le Vieux Coq in Pézenas
La Terrasse in Pézenas
Les Palmiers in Pézenas
*L’EntrePot in Pézenas
Les Maronniers in Pézenas
L’Amphityron in Pezenas
*Bistro d’Alex in Florensac
La Rafinerie in Beziers
Entre Ciel et Mer in Marseillan Voile Blanche in Bouzigues
*O-Bontemps in Magalas
*La Tour de Sarrasine in Poilhes
*En Bonne Compagnie in Homps
*Les Fleurs d’Olargues in Olargues
*Le Faitout in Berlou
*Auberge de Combes in Combes
Auberge du Lac in Le Puech