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...

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.  
Capital of the oyster, Museum of the Thau Lagoon, restaurants and bars in edge of lagoon…  
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...
At the end of the Thau Lagoon, right next to the Gardiole Massif, Balaruc Le Vieux dominates and contemplates with its "Truc" (summit in Occitan), the glimmers of the Thau Lagoon. The fi...
Capital of the Muscat wine, traditional markets, beaches, local products...  
Located between the Thau Lagoon and the hills of La Moure, Montbazin was built on the Roman road, the Via Domitia and was called "Forum Domitii". The history of this village is reflected ...
A typical village of the garrigues, Villeveyrac has developed with the prestigious Cistercian Abbey of Valmagne, classified as a Historical Monument. From the 19th century, Villeveyrac developed ...
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.  
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.
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