Okay, let’s go ! By foot, bike or by car, I’m going to take you to explore the town of Pezenas, the National Park of Haut Languedoc, the Canal du Midi, Lake Salagou and many more beautiful surprises…

Leave the car behind

Let’s get our runners on and head for the Trois Tours and the Windmill of Faugères for a stroll along some amazing forest trails : almost 2500 species of flower have been identified as growing in the Regional Natural Park. As we navigate the trails –  and depending on the season – we can stop and collect some wild asparagus, thyme flowers or even some fennel…

On the way back, barely coming up for air … we will be able to admire the fantastic dry stone work of the capitelles or the bories of Provence (old stone huts that once housed shepherds) and the numerous dry stone walls that have shaped Faugères and its surroundings.

Why not try some excellent wines in Faugères ?

Visit the seven villages which typically make up the Faugères appellation, recognised throughout France for its beautiful wines. With the opportunity to taste some wines in the cellars of a true winemaker, a fantastic day of wine tourism awaits ! The villages that make up this appellation are : Autignac,Autignac, Cabrerolles (and its hamlets of Liquière et Lentheric), Caussiniojouls, Faugères, Fos, Laurens et Roquessels… Discover your own personal favourites.

Visit, Hike or Bathe

  • Saint Guilhem le Désert : Classified as a “Grand Site de France”, Saint Guilhem is the jewel of the Languedoc, nestled amongst breath-taking cliffs and winding side streets. It is adored by hikers (the Circuit des Fenestrettes at the beginning of Saint Guilhem was voted the most beautiful hiking trail in Hérault in 2017) as it allows us to discover magnificent panoramic views and rare species of plants.
  • Pezenas : A town of Art, History and –of course – Molière, Pezenas is blessed with a superb architectural heritage. Roaming its pretty cobbled streets, lined with quaint boutiques, is an absolute must-do. Excellent outdoor market on Saturdays. The Pezenas Association of Antique Dealers organises its famous Antique and Flea Market fair twice a year, with over 150 dealers in attendance.
  • Le Canal du Midi : A UNESCO World Heritage Site, come and watch the ballet of small boats as they navigate the Fonserannes Locks, take a cruise on the canal or mount your bike for a trip along the riverbanks.
  • Le Lac du Salagou : A breath-taking landscape ,  the “Grand Site” of the Salagou Valley and the Cirque de Mourèze invite you in with their extraordinary pallet of colours. Mount Liausson guarantees that you have the finest view over the lake.
  • Les Gorges d’Heric,A protected natural site, the sumptuous Heric Gorges are enjoyed by amateur rock-climbers and hikers alike. Cool down in the crystal clear waters of the natural pools and pay a visit to the charming and authentic hamlet of Heric.
  • Seeking fine sand and sea come have a swim at Valras, Marseillan or at the Cabanes de Fleury (a little bit wilder !!!)
  • Why not offer yourself a spa and massage at the Thermal Baths of Lamalou les Bains ?

There’s still a bit of time !

Let’s head for Sète, a town built on waterways and sometimes nicknamed the Venice of Languedoc : we’ll meander alongside the canals, perhaps go a little higher to take in the sea and the Thau lagoon from some panoramic viewpoints, and then we’ll dine on some Bouzigues oysters and other local specialities in the covered marketplace.

Or we could feast in the market of Narbonne, visit the walled city of Carcassonne or spend some time in Montpellier, the capital of the Languedoc.