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...

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...
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...
Thermal spa, beaches on the edge of the lagoon…  
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 ...
Located between the Thau lagoon and the Mediterranean scrubland ("garrigue"). Crossed by the ancient roman Domitian way, Poussan traditionally a place of exchanges, has preserved its trad...
Thermal spa, beaches on the edge of the lagoon…  
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...
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.  
Thermal spa, beaches on the edge of the lagoon…  
Marina fishing port, marina, Penitents' chapel, Museum Park of the Dinosaurs…
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