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Excursions around Montpellier : Sète

Sète offers a magnificent panoramic view from the top of Mont Saint Clair over the city, the sea, the mountains and the oyster and mussel cultures of the Thau Lagoon. According to the legend, this summit pays tribute to one of the three Saint Clair brothers who went on a journey to win the heart of a young and beautiful girl. Unfortunately, she died before she could make her choice of marriage, so the three desperate brothers settled on three peaks in the area and lived as hermits. Later, this mountain was named St Clair.

The town lived thanks to the importance of its viticulture, which gained enormous prestige in the 19th century. Thus, the fishing port was able to develop and many Italians settled in the city. It is also the city of many artists like the famous singer Georges Brassens, the actor and director Jean Vilar or the poet Paul Valéry.

Tasting of Muscat wine

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

Boat ride

During 1 hour in the canals of the city and on the pond of Thau, enjoy this maritime charm while being surrounded by sunny buildings. Representing a central place for the life of the city, it is the part of the canal called Cadre Royal where the nautical jousts take place since 1666. Guided tour, another vision of the city, nicknamed the small Venice of Languedoc.