Around Sete



Sète, in the Pays de Thau area


Vineyards and shellfish.
Call in at the premises of the various producers of the Etang de Thau lagoon and sample the highly sought-after oysters in Bouziques. Frontignan and Mireval offer the sweet nectar of Muscat wine, Marseillan is the home Noilly-Prat, and of course Picpoul de Pinet is made in…Pinet.

Villages to discover.
Balaruc-le-Vieux, Poussan, Gigean, Loupian and Montbazin... these villages, built in the typically Languedoc 'circulade' style, offer a remarkable historical heritage, from Roman villas to medieval abbeys and churches, as well as examples of the traditional architectural style of the wine-growing region.

A protected natural environment.
Between the sea and the hills lies a natural heritage of lagoons, sheer limestone ridges, and the robust vegetation of the garrigue scrubland. From the top of Gardiole mountain, you can look down on the de Thau and  Vic lagoons, a paradise for birdlife and biodiversity. 

Sète lies at the heart of Hérault and the Occitanie region, very close to Montpellier, and mid-way between Carcassonne and the Pont du Gard...

Near the village of Loupian, next to Thau Lagoon, along the roman "via Domitia". This Gallo-Roman Villa became at the end of the roman Empire, a true palace, with floors covered with r...
Thermal spa, beaches on the edge of the lagoon…  
Marina fishing port, marina, Penitents' chapel, Museum Park of the Dinosaurs…
  Land of the "Muscat" sweet wine, authentic Languedocian village near the "Gardiole" hills…  
Gigean is 14 km from Sète, this small village is crossed by the Vene and is surrounded by the Thau lagoon to the west, the mountains of the Gardiole wilth the ruined abbey St Felix de M...
Built at the peak of Gothic architecture, the fortifications of Aigues-Mortes is a remarkably well preserved military structure. The ribbed vaults on the carved capitals, the gargoyles, the refined ...
The entrance to the Canal du Midi, a village settled between the sea, the Thau lagoon. Shellfish farming (oysters and mussels), wine production, Noilly Prat's cellars.  
From the XII to the XIII Century, Valmagne was one of the richest abbeys in the southern France. The cloister has the exquisite charm of the Tuscany's garden, with the Chapter House...
Saint Guilhem le Desert is one of the most beautiful villages of France, on the way to Saint Jacques de Compostelle (Notrth Spain),  its medieval city was built around the abbey of Gell...
First seaside resort in the Mediterranean, at the same time in charge of history, resolutely modern and very natural.  
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