Monday, 1 December 2008
Dîner sur le Quai du Général Durand
We took the back road to descend Mont Saint Clair and to re-enter Sète from a new angle.
The Promenade du Maréchal Leclerc led us around great coastal scenery, finishing with the St Louis Breakwater, - Le Mole de Saint-Louis, with its Phare, - or Lighthouse on the eastern tip.
We were now definitely and obviously in France's largest fishing port.
You could practically hear the fish.
You could certainly smell the fish and the sounds the fish were causing were the sounds of hungry revellers patrolling the Quai de la Consigne and the Quai du Général Durand.
The fervent tinkling of wine glasses was enough to put halt to procrastination.
Marie identified the superior establishment; or was it just the third restaurant we had come across ?
Le Restaurant l'Escapade was blue and white, served fish and all manner of sea creatures and the Maître de la maison was seated in a Godfatherly fashion in the rear stalls. What more was needed !
Time to roll up the sleeves for the serious things in life !