Evening sun over the Étang de Thau, Bouzigues
We had a great meal in the village of Bouzigues, sitting out in the warm sunshine in late November! Oysters (Huîtres de Bouzigues), Fish Soup (Soupe de Poisson), Gilt-head Bream (Dorade), Monkfish (Lotte) Bourride, all excellent! Bouzigues is the main centre of the shellfish farming industry in this area. The structures in the water are the "tables" from which ropes are hung to cultivate the oysters and mussels. The oysters are considered by many to be the best in France and are sold in Paris using simply the name "Bouzigues". The Étang de Thau is one of the largest coastal lagoons in Languedoc being about 21 kms long and 8 kms wide. See the Wikipedia entry on the Étang de Thau.