Saint Pierre sur Mer

Morning market along the sea
Morning market along the sea

Saint Pierre sur Mer is a lovely village on the Mediterranean and short distance from the city of Narbonne and borders on the west with Narbonne plage. During a recent visit, Yvonne wanted to venture to the coast from her place in Carcassonne with the hope of finding better weather. As you can see in the photos, the weather was most obliging. As beautiful as the beaches are, many come quite a distance for the morning markets. Just beyond the vendors displays lies the Mediterranean. They are there most every morning through-out the year. Our visit was a simple search for the sun and perhaps a lunch near the sea?  Carcassonne had dark clouds and some rain. As you can see, we found plenty of sunshine, market vendors with their wares, a charming village and a wonderful luncheon. A return visit is certainly in order and if you find yourself in Saint Pierre sur Mer, find La Baleine Bleue and enjoy! The seafood couldn’t be fresher and everything was cooked perfectly. The Mediterranean is well know for the winds. They are frequent and at times very strong. There are many wind generators in the area and some with a more artistic flare as you can see here. No wonder it is home to such sports as Kite Surfing and Wind Surfing. However, that will be another post some time in the future.   Bisous, Léa

Huîtres et Moules! They don't get fresher than this.
Huîtres et Moules! They don’t get fresher than this.
Fresh local produce
Fresh local produce
Café - never far away
Café – never far away

 

Village across from the market
Village across from the market
Up the street and into the village...
Up the street and into the village…

 

Installation Art: Bicycle and Shells
Installation Art: Bicycle with Shells
The Mediterranean at Saint Pierre sur Mer can be quiet at lunchtime in April
The Mediterranean at Saint Pierre sur Mer can be quiet at lunchtime in April

 

View from the table with the sea in background
View from the table with the sea in background
Bon appétit!
Bon appétit!

 

L'eolienne - wind turbine
L’eolienne – wind turbine
L'eolienne
L’eolienne
The Blue Whale with L'eolienne in the background
The Blue Whale with L’eolienne in the background

 

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19 thoughts on “Saint Pierre sur Mer

  1. Oh Lea I am so envious! (In a good way of course)! What a lovely day you had and what a fabulous place to visit and I spied the cafe straightaway. To sit outside a cafe withvyou in France is a lovely dream.

    Love
    xxx

    1. Christine, it would have been a perfect day if you had been there to share it. I won’t give up and keep on hoping that one day…

      Love

      xxx

      1. Ohhhhh if I could ever be so lucky!! I’ve been to England & Ireland, and would love to see your picture’s in person! I am so envious 🙂

      1. Only one person believed I would pick up everything, sell my house and move here. Then nobody would believe I would stay. It will be seven years in October and I don’t want to be anywhere else. 🙂
        If you want it bad enough, make it happen! Bonne chance!

      2. I’m truly happy for you. 🙂 On my part, it’s sometimes a struggle to build up a travel fund while funding the more mundane but necessary things. I absolutely agree with you, though, that if you want something bad enough, you can find a way to make it happen, sooner or later. Thank you for the encouragement, and I hope all your dreams come true as well. 🙂

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