Autumn has arrived and it’s time to switch from summer salads to warming stews. The grape harvest is complete and the French countryside is turning to stunning shades of gold and brown. For many, the colours alone make this the most beautiful time of year, and it’s also a season when when people in rural France get very excited about ‘mushroom picking’ – it’s practically a national pastime and can be a serious (and occasionally competitive) business.
American expat Ira and his wife fell in love with Languedoc. Here he gives his top 3 tips for enjoying the best that this region of France has to offer.