HOW TO BE VERY VERY LAZY IN
AND A LOT OF LANGUEDOC
& the lazy journey brings the most memorable views'
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The First Lazy France Guide opens up the region of Languedoc
from the beautiful unspoilt historic port and village of Marseillan on the banks of the Etang de Thau Lagoon.
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"A new travel book by Laurence Phillips is always a treat. A visit to cities like Paris and Lille without his appropriate guide is almost unthinkable. And he has done it again, with his usual delicious humour and gentle pace, but this time with Marseillan."
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"The principal export of the port of Marseillan
is love at first sight"
Marseillan, possibly France's oldest village, is the perfect base for exploring
Languedoc - from Montpellier’s city lights to Herault’s rugged gorges;
from bustling Beziers to the vineyards of the back country; From the canals of Sète to the olive oil presses of Clermont l’Herault.
In Languedoc-Roussillon, buy cheese from the goatherd, wine from the vigneron and oysters and fish from the pecheur. Seafood, sea-bass and sole come to Marseillan; the Mediterranean laps the shores of Marseillan; the Sun shines on Marseillan to bless the grapes on the vines and even the Canal du Midi brings barges all the way from the Atantic to Marseillan.
- Discover superb local restaurants - let lunch slip into supper and kiss your bonsoirs after the third bottle of wine
- After the harvest - dance with the winemakers
- Mooch around the markets and swap recipes with the locals
- Breakfast on the banks of the Canal du Midi, lunch on the lagoon and sip and sup under the stars
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Not another comprehensive catalogue of every last monument, mountain, fountain and village, LazyFrance guides are written for travellers who appreciate the thousand and one joys of doing nothing.
Instead of a street-by-street survey of the cities, LazyFrance guides choose the best place for a lazy stay, where you can walk back to bed from a different restaurant every night, blend into the local scene and plan gentle drives that may never happen
Written by award-winning author Laurence Phillips, LazyFrance guides are designed for committed Francophiles looking to spend a weekend, week or a lifetime in sheer self indulgence.
Rather than a 100-page To Do list, a LazyFrance guide is a 400-page after-dinner reminiscence of unforgettable days done, memorable nights feted and endless summers that can still take the toasting.
When to come, Where to stay, Where to go, Where to wander, Where to wallow and Where to sit back and do absolutely nothing ... that’s LazyFrance .
The First LazyFrance Guide (published early Summer 2011) explores the Best of Languedoc Roussillon from the delightful port of Marseillan.
To discover more about the LazyFrance Guides and to find out where to find your copy of How to be very very lazy in Marseillan and the Best of Languedoc Roussillon, visit www.languedocbookshop.com
Lazy France guides may be purchased in France or in the UK and of course online from good bookshops and top websites.
For more books on France by Laurence Phillips (twice voted Britain's Travel Writer of the Year, and honoured in France as an ambassador for St Nectaire Cheese and a Grande Dame of Champagne!) visit http://www.laurencephillips.com
To visit Marseillan and discover the lazy lifestyle for yourself go to http://www.marseillanvillage.com
... that's LazyFrance