The massive mountain of La Clape in Languedoc

View over the La Clape Massif, mountain, from Gruissan village. La Clape. Languedoc. France. Europe.

Gruissan village, La Clape, Languedoc, France, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine — This is only a selection of samples. Use Image SEARCH to find more photos — Gruissan is a small town on the Mediterranean coast in the La Clape region in Languedoc in the south of France. It is mainly a seaside holiday resort but also has an old town centre as well as the ruins of an old fortress or chateau (La Tour Barberousse tower) that once upon a time protected the village and was an outlook over the sea. It lies on a peninsula that is also the limit between the sea and a sheltered lagoon (Étang in French). There is a lot of fish as well as shell fish both in the sea and in the lagoon. We are not very far from the Etang de Thau that is one of France’s biggest sources of oysters and mussels. The biggest city in the area is Narbonne and Gruissan was once the outpost protecting the entry to the harbour of Narbonne.

Gruissan lies in the La Clap wine region in Languedoc. This is one of the driest and sunniest parts of France. La Clape is one of the wine districts in the Languedoc that has forged an independent identity. Most of the vineyards in the area lie on the hill that is called La Massif de La Clape. It was once an island but is not connected to the mainland. The wines are excellent with a distinct regional character. There are many good wine producers.

All images © copyright Per Karlsson, BKWine. Images may not be used without our permission.


Languedoc La Clape Gruissan – stock photo samples – Images by Per Karlsson

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