Our village and surroundings
Our small hotel is centrally located in the medieval village of Murviel-lès-Beziérs, where you will find all amenities at a convenient distance. Bakery, butcher, the local fish market and a small grocery makes sure that we have fresh goodies for breakfast and dinner. There are both a bar and restaurant in the village, where you can have a pastis before dinner or enjoy a 3-course dinner for about 30 €. Tuesdays and Saturdays, you will find a small market in the village and the oyster van comes on Fridays, with fresh treats directly from the sea! Certainly the village also has its wine cooperative, where you can buy very good wines at a reasonable price. Behind and around the village are nice hiking trails for shorter or longer walks, overlooking the wine fields, the blue mountains and the fragrant garrigue. For tempting swims, the refreshing Orb River is close by. The castle and the church dominate the village view from top of the hill in the middle of the village and from here you have a fantastic view of the surrounding landscape.
The landscape of Languedoc is now a part of the great region of Occitanie, the former name of the 13th century of this part of France, which then included a large part of present France, northern Spain, (present Catalonia), the Basque Country and also part of Italy. It is the southernmost part of France and borders Spain and Andorra just a few hours drive away. Tapas and skiing at the same time! Languedoc also has its local language, the language of YES = OC, which goes as far behind as the 700s and is still spoken by about 600,000 people living in the area and proud of their heritage. In the department of Hérault, where we live, the wine business is flourishing and is one of the largest employers. You will find fantastic wines here at the local growers for bargain prices. There are excellent appellations in the area to discover, St. Chinian, Faugéres, Corbières, La Clape, just to name a few. At each vineyard you can try and taste their range of wines. We will be happy to help you to a great wine discovery adventure! Other treasures to discover are the amazing landscape of the Canal du Midi, the many lakes and rivers, or why not some canoeing in the river Orb? The cultural exploring is as interesting, with numerous places to visit and explore, for example, the medieval town of Carcassonne, at the UNESCO World Heritage List. And finally, the kitchen in the Languedoc with its oysters, mussels, fresh fish, duck and goose liver. High quality sea salt and the best of olive oils are also extracted here. For those who want some time in the city, both Béziers, Narbonne and Montpellier can be reached in less than 20 minutes (1 hour for Montpellier).