Basalte, Agde

Basalte lies just behind the Cave Coopérative between Agde and Cap d'Agde.
This is probably as close as you'll get to what Brits would recognize as a real wine bar, rather than a straightforward bar or restaurant. And they certainly know their wines here, offering a wide selection from - mainly - the Languedoc. They also stock some unusual Japanese whiskies and several brands of dark rum, including one from Mauritius. A small restaurant adjoins a large bar/dégustation area, and there is a choice of a couple of plats du jour, or a range of excellent Surf'n'Turf-style entrées. If you're having dessert, you have to try the Rum Baba, which is sublime; the lightest possible brioche and you get to choose which of the interesting rums you would like poured over the top - absolute heaven!

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