We'll be driving from Barcelona to Provence in early July and are looking for a place to stop in between where we're likely to find some great food and charming ambiance. We prefer older, smaller towns of character. We are partial to seafood.
I've been studying Carcassonne, but fear it may be too touristy and best left for a day trip from wherever we stop.
We'll have a total of 3 nights to get from Barcelona to Provence, but prefer to stop in just one town and take day trips from there.
We want to avoid anything resembling a crowded seaside resort town crowded with high-rise condos and the like. Think "olde worlde" small to medium size town or rural location near such a place.
Great food is our primary objective.
We'd be grateful for all suggestions.