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 of 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...

Marina fishing port, marina, Penitents' chapel, Museum Park of the Dinosaurs…
Thermal spa, beaches on the edge of the lagoon…  
Capital of the oyster, Museum of the Thau Lagoon, restaurants and bars in edge of lagoon…  
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 ...
This village, with streets and Middle Age fortifications, has two churches, one Roman and one Gothic, as well as a remarkable Gallo-Roman Villa with thermal baths and mosaics.  
Historical capital of the Minervois, that rises up in the middle of the limestone plateaus. Protected by the deep gorges of the rivers Cesse and Brian, where the water shaped the astonishing ...
The entrance to the Canal du Midi, a village settled between the sea and the Thau lagoon. Shellfish farming (oysters and mussels), wine production, Noilly Prat's cellars.  
Thermal spa, beaches on the edge of the lagoon…  
Thermal spa, beaches on the edge of the lagoon…  
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