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Mediterranean scrubland and vineyards

The countryside near the sea in southern France is brimming with history with its winemakers' homes, dry stone buildings natural watering troughs and fountain.

In the southern French countryside, between the garrigue (Mediterranean scrubland) and the vineyards you will find no shortage of thyme, laurel, basil, rosemary, sage, or fig trees, not to mention cicadas during the sieste (siesta) or crickets towards the end of the day. With its vineyards, olive fields, dry stone walls, abbeys, small churches and crosses, where else could you be other than in the Languedoc!

  • The Béziers area

    A southern French town situated between the wine producing area on the plains and the Mediterranean, Béziers is crossed by the river Orb and the Canal du Midi.

  • The Cévennes - The Pic de Saint Loup

    Just 30 minutes from Montpellier, discover a welcome change of scenery during your stay in the upper Hérault valley near the Pic St Loup.

  • The Haut Languedoc

    In southern France, near the  Mediterranean and the town of Béziers, the Hérault highlands offer plenty of opportunities for holidays in a refreshingly cool and relaxing environment.

  • The heart of the Hérault

    Abbaye de Gellone, Saint Guilhem le Désert - Hérault, le Languedoc © Jacques Debru

    Between the limestone plateau of Larzac and Salagou Lake, near the Hérault river gorges, enjoy a stay in the south, surrounded by outstanding heritage sites.

  • Montpellier and the Petite Camargue

    The southern French town of Montpellier reaches down to the beaches of the Mediterranean and the pools of the Petite Camargue area.

  • The Thau and Pezenas areas

    An "ocean garden" alongside the Mediterranean in southern France. Enjoy the oysters from Bouzigues, contemporary culture in Sète and the vineyards at Pézenas.

  • The vineyards

    Moulin de Faugères - Hérault, le Languedoc © Henri Comte

    Discover a southern French vineyard famous for its fine vintages and its winemaking heritage, nestling between the Haut Languedoc Nature Park and the Mediterranean.

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