Between coastline and « Montagne Noire »
From Sète to St Chinian
From Sète to St Chinian, come to discover a land of contrasts which is crossed by the « Canal du Midi »
(classified as World Heritage by UNESCO) and crossed by a diversity of landscapes. It is the opportunity to discover,
between sea and mountain, the huge historical heritage of the Languedoc region. This is a land where men are united by
their love for their terroir, their wine and their gastronomy.
FROM 499 EUR / PERSON
Duration 3 days and 2 nights
Activities ***hotel and luxury mansion - breakfasts - 1 dinner - boat tour - visit of the locks of Fonséranes - visit of 2 museums - 6 wine tastings
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de Sète à Saint Chinian
During this tour, between sea and mountain, you will be dazzled by the richness of the Languedoc region landscapes.
You will enjoy Sète and its maritime charm, you will discover the villages of St Chinian, Roquebrun,
Faugères and will end your stay at Pézenas on Molière’s step.
Sète was born because Louis XIV was looking for an opening at the Canal Du Midi, which construction just had begun under Paul Riquet’s supervision. The « Venise of the Languedoc », where were born Paul Valery and Georges Brassens, is rich of maritime traditions and cultural heritage. You will slip on a boat under the nine bridges of the city and will admire its colorful facades. You will enjoy the mediterranean sweetness of life on the other shore of the Etang de Thau. You will stop at Bouzigues, a very charming fishermen village, which was able to keep its traditions ans its charm of the past. Without forgetting that between vineyard landscapes and lagoon areas, some wine tasting planned for you will make you discover the Picpoul and the Noilly Prat Vermouth, two unique wines.
On the next day, you will visit the locks of Fonséranes which represent without any doubt the major work of the Canal du Midi. This masterpiece which is classified as World Heritage by UNESCO and which story started 350 years ago, allows the connection between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
While crossing the vineyards and at the front-mounts of the Cévennes, you will discover Saint Chinian, its little places, its narrow streets and its wines. St Chinian is famous because it gave its name to the popular Appellation. While traveling on one of the most beautiful roads in France with grand panoramas, you will arrive at Roquebrun, the « Small Nice of Languedoc ». Roquebrun is famous for its micro-weather and its merditerranean gardens. Before to discover Faugères, its wine and its terroir of schist where ochers, oranges and deep blues are blending in each other.
On the last day, you will discover Pézenas, city of Arty and History, paradise of flea-market and famous for his classified historical downtown. You will go on Moliere’s steps during an exceptional show; you will stroll in a maze of alleys before to end your stay with a wine tasting in a mythic wine estate of the Languedoc region.
- 2 hotel nights
- Breakfasts (day 2 and 3)
- Museums entrances
- Dinner on day 2
- All wine tasting
- A detailed and personalized road-book including detailed maps, cultural informations on the region heritage, information on wineries and their wines, and a step-by-step itinerary.
- Drinks outside included meals and wine tasting
- Personal shopping during the tour.
Arrival at your *** hotel
Arrival at your 19th century ***hotel in the heart of Sète. This *** hotel is a charming historical mansion where you can feel the light of the South, admire the charm of the channels and enjoy the quietness of a under-glass patio.
Sète - boat trip on the channels
Discover Sète by boat, through its channels, on an always quiet water. 3 centuries of history are watching you.
Open lunch at Sète or around the Etang de Thau. Don’t hesitate to consult your trip advisor to know the best adresses, or add a lunch into your personalized tour.
Port of Bouzigues
Discover this charming fishermen village which is famous for its shellfish farms. It is completely oriented towards the Etang from which it gets its main resources.
Picpoul de Pinet wine tasting
Visit of a winery at Pinet, where you will taste all the wines make there. You will also stroll in the wines in order to discover this unique grape variety.
VIP visit of the Noilly Prat cellars at Marseillan - Wine tasting
From the cellars to the place where hundreds of oak barrels are exposed to the Mediterranean sun, your guide will escort you to make you discover the Original Dry Noilly Prat unique fabrication process. The visit will end by tasting this essential ingredient to the famous Dry Martini cocktail.
Back to Sète
Take time to wander on this singular island; discover its picturesque districts and the heritage of its maritime traditions. A special guided visit can be organized and added to your tour. Don’t hesitate to ask your trip advisor.
Open dinner. Don’t hesitate to ask us for the best addresses.
The Locks of Fonséranes
At the feet of Béziers, you will admire this major work of the « Canal Du Midi » which is an emblematic monument and which was renovated in 2017. You will be dazzled by this majestic place and during a immersive show, you will discover the « canal du midi » story which is classified as World Heritage by Unesco.
Saint Chinian - Wine tasting
Saint Chinian which is famous for its wine, is also known for the ruins of its 9th century Carolingian monastery and for its church which harbors a 18th century organ which is classified as Historical monument. You will take advantage of visiting the House of Wines and to taste wines from the local Appellation.
Open lunch. Don’t hesitate to ask your advisor for the best addresses or add a lunch into your personalized tour.
Wine tasting in a flagship winery which is known for its diverse soils and techniques of winemaking. You will discover the wines of the estate in a building which was created by a famous architect agency and which offers a superb panorama on the domain.
Roquebrun - The « small Nice of the Herault »
You will visit the village, its narrow streets and its beautiful garden. Roquebrun is famous for its micro-weather which allows orange trees, lemon trees and other agrumes to grow in the winter. Inside the gardens, you will also discover a variety of Mediterranean plants and mimosas.
Faugères - Wine tasting
In a true House of wines, you will discover the work of more than 40 winegrowers who are passionate by the Faugères Appellation. You will taste the best vintages of the Appellation and also the famous « grappa » who made the reputation of Faugères during the 20th century.
Arrival at your hotel
Take the time too relax at your hotel, a 19th century mansion built in the middle of the wines and where you will find authenticity, refinement and friendliness. In addition to this luxury setting, you will find a wine-tasting cellar, a gastronomic restaurant and a Cinq Mondes Spa.
Dinner is at the restaurant of the hotel in a delicate atmosphere where you will enjoy the panoramic view on the infinity pool and on the estate.
Visit of Pézenas
You will discover Pézenas, a city full of history, of art and terroir, which was able to preserve in its heart some medieval houses and 17th and 18th century mansions. When strolling in this small streets, you will discover the work of craftsmen which gaves to this place the name of Ville et Métiers d’Art.
Open lunch. Don’t hesitate to ask your trip advisor for the best addresses, or add a lunch into your personalized tour.
We can’t talk of Pézenas without talking about Molière which story will be narrated during a visit on his steps. Immersed in a 17th century ambiance, the 2-D show and the exceptional settings will carry you away in Jean Baptiste Poquelin’ incredible story.
You will visit a mythic Languedoc estate. A unique place where history and diversity of soils made this sublime wines.
Back to the hotel
End of your trip and back to the hotel to retrieve your luggage.