Villages of interest in the neighborhood
Almost impossible to list as there are numerous, but here are some of our favorites (and more to be explored!)
Pézenas-wonderful little town, home of the antiques, with beautiful houses and picturesque medieval Old Town with meandering alleys.Also known as the home of Molière. Market on Saturdays and many nice restaurants. In May and October is a very large "Brocante" Antique market along the streets, were you buy treasures for next to nothing or get fooled into paying a lot for garbage.
Mèze - Lovely fishing village at the brink of the Etang de Thau. Good place for a Moulés frites.
Marsellian - Pittoresque litte village with a harbour, seagulls and lovely restaurants, perfect for seafood and fresh catch.
Serignan - Look at the men playing pétanque and have a lunch and a drink on the beautiful village square under the platans
Capestang - Sit by the Canal du Midi to see the boats go by, sip your glass of wine. Or have a nice lunch on the village square, shadowed by the mighty platans.
Agde- Also called "The black pearl of Mediterranean" due to their many monuments built in the local basalt stone. Built by Greek settlers around 600 BC. Many picturesque houses built in the 1500s, but the main historic building is the cathédrale Saint-Étienne. Starting point of the Canal du Midi, where you can take a cool and refreshing boat trip on the canal. Many nice restaurants.
Grau D'Agde - Autentic but yet inviting fishing village at the Mediterranean. After a nice lunch at any of the pontoons, sleep it of at the village beach. Or take a leisure canal tour by boat on the famous Canal du Midi.
Roquebrun - with a superb location halfway up in the mountains, overlooking the river Orb, this is one of the more lovely villages nearby. Markets, swimming, canoeing, Mimosa Festival and great restaurants is only a small pic what you can do here. And of course lovely wines! Take your time to explore the local producers.
Olargues - One of the "Les Plus Beaux villages de France" Olargues is really stunning, located along the river and the old ancient buildings clutching the mountains. The flowering almond trees qualify it to one of the best vacation spots in april. Have a stroll in the park, take a quick dip in the river under the bridge of the Devil and enjoy a lovely lunch in the garden of the restaurant of Fleurs des Olargues.