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...

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...
The Medieval City at 1h20 from Sète   Whether you want to visit the Medieval City and the Bastide Saint Louis, you can really do a bit of everything here.
A world heritage site at 1h10 from Sète. For lovers of history and archaeology, hikers or gentle walkers, the site offers you a pleasant and unforgettable visit.   The official ...
Thermal spa, beaches on the edge of the 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 ...
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 ...
Saint Guilhem le Desert is one of the most beautiful villages of France, on the way to Saint Jacques de Compostelle (North Spain),  its medieval city was built around the abbey of Gellone, ...
Discover Montpellier the capital city of Languedoc, 30 minutes from Sète : history, culture, leisure, walking
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.  
First seaside resort in the Mediterranean, at the same time in charge of history, resolutely modern and very natural.  
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