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Excursions around Montpellier: Sète

Half-day excursion. Visit of the peninsula nicknamed "Little Venice of the Languedoc" and its multiple canals. Magnificent panoramic view from the top of Mont Saint Clair over the town, the sea, the mountains and the oyster and mussel cultures of the Thau Lagoon. According to the legend, this summit pays homage to one of the three Saint Clair brothers who went on a journey to win the heart of a young and pretty girl. Unfortunately, the girl died before she could make up her mind to marry, so the three desperate brothers settled on three peaks in the region and lived there as hermits. Later, this mountain will bear the name of St Clair. Visit the church of Notre Dame de la Salette built in 1861 and its surprising frescoes. Stroll along the Canal du Midi, a canal which runs 240 km from Toulouse to Sète, the largest fishing port in the French Mediterranean. Panorama on the fishing boats trawlers and tuna boats. Taste the famous Tielle like the Italian fishermen of the time and let yourself be convinced by the culinary richness of Sète. A city which, thanks to the importance of its wine-growing, experienced an immense gain in prestige in the 19th century. Thus, the fishing port was able to develop and many Italians settled in the town. It is also a city of many artists such as the famous singer Georges Brassens, the actor and director Jean Vilar or the poet Paul Valéry. Free time.


Discover the Muscat de Frontignan wine, enjoy it as a white, sparkling, sweet and syrupy wine. Produced in the vineyards of Languedoc-Roussilon, the natural sweet wine carries the French AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée) label as well as the European AOP (Appellation d'Origine Protégée) label. Taste this exceptional fusion of a Mediterranean climate and schist, marl, limestone and molasses soils.


Boat trip during 1 hour in the canals of the city and on the Etang de Thau. Enjoy this maritime charm while being surrounded by sunny buildings. Representing a central place for the life of the city, this is the part of the canal called Cadre Royal where water jousting has been taking place since 1666. Guided tour, another vision of the city, nicknamed the little Venice of Languedoc.