Languedoc Culture: Fleur de Sel from Gruissan

In my recent piece for Forbes, I got into the story behind the world’s best salt, fleur de sel, which is harvested from pink salt fields in Gruissan. This Languedoc region is known for wine production and tourism – put it on your summer bucket list.

Near the cultural French city of Narbonne, Gruissan sits on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea, necklaced by stunning pink salt lakes that mirror the shade of a fresh glass of French rosé.

Les Salins de Gruissan, French Rosé

The pink harvesting field for French sea salt from Gruissan is the ultimate setting to enjoy Languedoc rosé, sea salt, veggies and tapenade.

Gruissan is in Occitanie — the French department situated between Provence and Catalunya that was formerly known as Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées. This is France’s most productive wine region, responsible for 5% of the world’s wine output. Although viticulture is the dominant agricultural industry, visitors score the rare opportunity to taste some of the world’s best salt — fleur de sel — at the source site in the quaint village of Gruissan.

Wondering how it’s done? Why the water is pink? Hoping for a bite?
To read the full story click over to Forbes.

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