I was recently introduced to Southern France through an invitation to cover the Gerard Bertrand Wine Jazz Festival located 10 minutes from the Center of Narbonne in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. Gerard Bertrand wineries and the annual Jazz festival that is presented at the Chateau l’Hospitalet are very good places to start the journey to discover this part of the French planet. The Chateau is located in an incredibly beautiful wine estate that is cultivated using biodynamic methods and at the center of the protected Massif of la Clape.
With a global focus on Paris, the other charming, beautiful, delicious, curious, inspiring parts of France frequently get lost. A destination that must be discovered in Sud France, a very upmarket but unpretentious part of the country, is the city of Sete, Languedoc-Roussillon region.