May 11, 2014
On the way back to Mazamet we decided to stop at Rivesaltes to visit Cazes winery and have lunch at La Table D'Aimé. It was shut, so we continued onto Narbonne where we stopped for lunch near Les Halles. It was a beautiful building and the interior was full of stalls and places where a wine with a plate of charcuterie would have been very pleasant. Unfortunately it was getting late and was packed with Narbonnais who had the same idea as us.
We left the indoor market and found a small, but very pleasant restaurant where we stopped for a meal. Outside of the restaurant a very well dressed young woman spoke to us with a story about her car having broken down and needing to get back to Toulouse but needed money to solve her unfortunate predicament. Now I know that you, my dear reader, will already have smelled a rat, but at the time these things can appear very plausible. So we conducted a short discussion in Franglais to explore her issue a little further and it became quite clear that it was a scam. Nevertheless she was able to point to a rather flash BMW on the other side of the street which was clearly damaged and added credence to her story. However a woman dressed as well as she was, with a broken down BMW was most unlikely to be short of a few euros so we left her to go on her way.
The meal was excellent and we left well fed for the rest of our journey to Mazamet where we spent a few days of domesticity before our journey to Provence.