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Auberge de L'Arbousier: "Canal-side terrace" Homps Restaurant Tip by Beausoleil

Homps Restaurants: 2 reviews and 3 photos

  Terrace from the Canal
by Beausoleil
  • Terrace from the Canal - Homps
      Terrace from the Canal
    by Beausoleil
  • The Canal from the restaurant - Homps
      The Canal from the restaurant
    by Beausoleil

If you want to take a barge ride on the Canal du Midi from Homps, this is a great place for lunch either before or after the ride. You pass the restaurant on the barge ride and it's fun to sit and watch the boats go by as you eat beside the canal. If the day is pleasant, you can sit outside and watch the canal boats go slowly by and see people and bicycles on the adjacent canal path.

There is no more perfect way to enjoy a delightful lunch on a sunny afternoon . . . and if it's raining, the inside is cozy and the French doors allow the same view in warm comfort.

We've visited this charming and friendly restaurant on two different trips and it is something we now look forward to because of the setting and the staff.

Favorite Dish: Here's my latest journal entry on L'Arbousier:

"We walked back to L’Arbousier and were seated on the terrace by the canal . . . lovely breeze, perfect day. We started with a kir crémant; I had cassis and Peg had mure. Ed was driving so got Badoit. We all got the 22 euro menu starting with ham in a pastry crust and fresh tomato and pepper salsa, progressing to chicken in a white sauce with fall vegetables and polenta, then a cheese course of three different small goat cheeses and ended with a chocolate and orange mouse that was delicious."

We've eaten there several times now and it's always been a very pleasant experience. Even if you don't take the canal tour, it's a great place to soak up the ambience. There is also a daily special Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at noon that is a great bargain.

Address: 50 ave. de Carcassonne, 11200 Homps
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Off the D610 east of Carcassonne and the back road into Homps on the Canal du Midi . . . or take a canal boat to the restaurant
othercontact: Fax: +33 (0)4 6891-1261
Phone: +33 (0)4 6891-1124
Price: US$21-30
Rating: 4
Theme: French

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 15, 2012
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