La Maison du Pêcheur is a large restaurant managed by a family of fishermen. It stands near the bottom of the harbor, on the left.
Favorite Dish: Photo 1. Zarzuella is the Languedoc counterpart of the Provence bouillabaisse. Sorry, it was so yummy that we began to serve and eat before I had taken the photo. In the beginning, the dish was full and was for two! Several kinds of fishes, mussels, shrimps and squids are cooked in a broth with tomatoes, saffron and other seasonings. It is served with boiled potatoes and (next photo)
Photo 2 with garlic seasoned mayonnaise, grated cheese and grilled slices of bread.
Photo 3 shows one serving. Each of us had several servings, one after the other from the main dish.
Photo 4. “Plateau de fruits de mer” is an assortment of raw shells : oysters, mussels, venus shells and cooked shrimps.
Photo 5. In “Plateau de fruits de mer chaud”, there are about the same shells but the oysters have been added with a cheese sauce and grilled, the mussels and other shells have been grilled with a mixture of butter, garlic and parsley. Half a tomato sprinkled with the same mixture is grilled, together with shrimps. It is delicious, as everything else!
The museum has on display artifacts that were dug out of the site. The villa was inhabited for 600 years, which means that along this period of time, there were several additions. However, they have made a model of the villa when it was at its best, with 1000 m2 of floor, which means that it was a large villa, dedicated mostly to wine making.more
Loupian is a small village with 1.500 inhabitants, 1.5 km north to Mèze. The outstanding “Villa Gallo-Romaine de Loupian”, though standing on the territory of Loupian is closer to Mèze than to Loupian village. It is actually just outside the city center of Mèze.A large Gallo-Roman villa was dug 30 years ago, along Via Domitia that connected Italy...more