About The Village
 
Shopping
Cash Machine is at the
Credit Agricole Bank three minutes walk away.
 
Everything In One Place
Intermarche - Full Service Supermarket and petrol/diesel and Barbecue Butane refills ten minutes walk (two in the car).
 
Outdoor Market - In the Town Square Wednesday and Sunday mornings.  Great local produce - good fun.
 
Bread
Just around the corner on the Rue Gambetta, M. Patrice Bondy - Baguettes, Croissants and much, much more...
or
In the Town Square - perfect place to pick up a Pain au Chocolat or two to take to the Cafe De Grille to sweeten up your morning coffee.
 
English Newspapers for those who just can’t be out of touch!
In the Town Square - the newsagent and stationery shop.
 
The Shop and the Deli
Just behind the Town Square - small supermarkets.  Bits of everything - open odd hours.
 
Pharmacy
Two - off either side of the square.
 
A Butcher,
A Dry Cleaner,
Florists and
Hairdressers (the best is Dani opposite the village shop found behind the square to the left - also has a full service beauty spa).
 
And Last but not Least...
The Wine!
 
The Languedoc is France’s most productive wine area and a lot of it is GOOD and some of it is GREAT!  Try the friendly local Co-operative and some of the smaller caves in the village like St Laurent on the main road (especially the merlot from the gun) and Moulin Gimie (at the end of the Rue Franklin!) - and it’s so inexpensive!!!
 
Also, the nearby cities of Narbonne and Beziers (20 min drive) have charming lanes full of restaurants and shops to peruse as well as all the main Super and Hypermarket chains (and if you have time, Montpellier (1 hr.) is a world class city and well worth a visit to see how really livable cities can be built).
 
 
 
 
 
Capestang
 
The village of Capestang lies on the historic Canal-Du-Midi (left), a World Heritage Site finished in the 1660’s and, in the summer months, a busy and colourful boating thoroughfare and a perfect place to picnic and lazily watch the boats drift by.  Within the old village itself Capestang (click here) boasts the Thirteenth Century Eglise Saint Etienne (below), a Twelfth Century Chateau, Fourteenth Century Hospital and a twice weekly food market in the Town Square.
 
As a working French Village, Capestang’s simple charm has not at all been eroded by its popularity as a tourist venue.   In fact, visitors speak as much of the warmth of the village welcome and the friendliness of its people as they do the variety and quality of its many restaurants, its proximity to beaches and top class golf courses and all the services that make this the number one holiday venue.  (street map is at the bottom of the page)
Eating Out
 
Great thin crust Pizza to eat in or take out plus varied “real food” menu and wicked desserts makes La Provence on the square a family favourite.  Pretty garden out and A.C. in.  For young and old.
 
Also on the Square, Cafe de Grille is the locals’ premier destination for morning coffee (and often a wake-up Pastis), lunch and dinner.  Traditional menu  includes sandwiches, omelettes, great barbecued meats, fresh salads and chips, too.
Fun for kids of all ages.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
La Galiniere lies just around the corner from the house by the town fountain.  This place has good prices for what has become by far the best food in town.  Friendly young couple run it and he’s built a really good list featuring local wines of note (ask what’s he got that’s special tonight).
 
La Batellier - Eat Canal-side at this popular venue.
 
La Table de Vignoble Restaurant and Cave.  Outdoor dining.  Their own wine, nice garden.  
 
And the Relais Bleu on the main road to Carcassonne may not be the poshest place in town at first sight, but the service is excellent, the selection of food is varied and always good (the plat de jour outstanding price for three of four courses at midday), the wine is local and it’s not too hard on the pocket.
  
Not surprisingly, best to make a reservation in the summer months and absolutely necessary at all times in season (and weekends all year) for the Galiniere (0033 467 261 477).
 
 
Services
Doctors, Dentists, Osteopaths and a House Masseuse (book when booking your holiday).