Things to see and do in the area

Here is a little taste of some of the things to do and see during your stay, but it is only a very small sample of what is available!

The area has many attractions, and caters for interests in architecture, literature, history, watersports, sightseeing, cycling, nature, food, wine and.....relaxation!   You will be perfectly situated to explore the local 'villages roulades' which boast 1,000 years of history, to sample wines grown in the many local domains, to see the beautiful Haut Languedoc National Park.  You will be within a 30 minute drive of the lovely Mediterranean beaches and of Lac Salagou.  The 'Barrage des Olivettes' with it's totally unspoilt swimming lake is a 10 minute drive or a longer cycle through lovely countryside. 

Lac Salagou

The Lac du Salagou is around six kilometers in length, and the waters and long shoreline offer many oportunities for a day out, with swimming, fishing, windsurfing and other aquatic sports. For a more relaxing day, you can sunbathe and find a shady spot, of which there are many, to enjoy your picnic lunch.


The beautiful town of Pezenas, unspoilt and pictoresque, is definitely worth a visit.  There is a wonderful market on Saturday mornings and the town shops stay open late on Wednesday and Friday evenings in the summer, creating a lively, buzzing atmosphere.  The old town, with its' narrow streets is charming, and a feast for those interested in architecture.  Pezenas is also famous for being a favourite town of Moliere and his travelling troupe in the 17th century.

Chateau de Cassan

The Castle-Abbey of Cassan dates back to the VIIth century and is open to visitors from April to October.  This chateau is right on your doorstep, a five minute drive, and is well worth a visit.


From 15th April to 30th September you can try your hand on the 'white water' of the River Orb.  You can choose to spend 3 hours, 6 hours or even a couple of days enjoying the excitement of canoeing. 

Mediterranean Beaches

The 18km of beach at Sete are within a comfortable drive of around half an hour, where you can swim in the lovely clear waters of the Mediterraean sea off beautiful sandy beaches.

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