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From Montpellier: Wine & Food Trip to Pic Saint-Loup

1. From Montpellier: Wine & Food Trip to Pic Saint-Loup

This is a picturesque getaway away allowing you to explore the delightful countryside outside of Montpelier on a half or day tour. You will be picked up at your hotel or accommodation for a commented road trip. The destination is Pic Saint Loup, a Montpellier highlight, and a commune of the Coteaux du Languedoc, some 20 km inland from the city. Discover a terroir, visit two wineries, meet the winemaker, and taste the wine. You will drive to a quaint and relaxed medieval village. Thereafter, on the way to the family house, you will be served a table meal with produce from the nearby farm, prepared by the mother of the tour guide - an expert cook.

Balade en bateau dans les canaux est sur l'étang de Thau

2. Balade en bateau dans les canaux est sur l'étang de Thau

Vous souhaitez faire une visite de Sète et ses environs ? Une balade en bateau est idéale pour découvrir l’étang de Thau et Sète à deux, en famille ou en groupe. Vous embarquez au port des Quilles sur notre bateau promenade Narwhal SP 900. Avec une capacité de 12 personnes, ce bateau vous emmène partout en toute sécurité. Lors de cette balade vous découvrirez Sète en suivant ses canaux, ses façades colorées, ses monuments historiques… Vous sillonnerez également l’étang de Thau avec ses parcs à huîtres, ses villages de pêcheurs et ses 3 principaux ports : Balaruc les Bains, Mèze et Bouzigues.

From Montpellier: Half-Day Vineyard & Pic Saint-Loup Tour

3. From Montpellier: Half-Day Vineyard & Pic Saint-Loup Tour

Set off from Montpellier and delve into the stunning natural landscape of the Languedoc region. Take in the delicate aromas of the "garrigue", Mediterranean flora, as the scenery passes by. Admire the magnificent Pic Saint-Loup. Visit 2 different wine-growing estates with diverse histories and styles. Listen to the expert wine-growers as they explain everything from the working of the vines to vinification and aging. A short tasting workshop will teach you the art of describing and appreciating a wine. Then, return to Montpellier

Montpellier: St. Guilhem le Désert and Moureze Day-Trip

4. Montpellier: St. Guilhem le Désert and Moureze Day-Trip

Your experience begins as you meet in Montpellier with your local guide. It will be at this point you will receive a presentation of the excursion itinerary before your departure in an air-conditioned minibus. In a small group, discover the small medieval village of Mourèze and its cirque with other-worldly rock formations. Shortly before lunch time, you will return to the minibus to explore a unique lake which is sure to make an impression on you. It will be at this location you will be free to enjoy a picnic at the water's edge, as you chat with your guide. In the early afternoon, admire beautiful gorges and a medieval bridge which is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will later finish the day strolling through the winding streets of a medieval village full of artisanal shops in a natural and enchanting setting. History is also very present in this area, which boasts an impressive abbey with a glorious past.

Montpellier Wine and Oyster Tour

5. Montpellier Wine and Oyster Tour

Meet your guide at 10AM on the Esplanade de l'Europe. Start with a visit to a magnificent wine estate and its Renaissance-style castle backed by its 11th century chapel and nestled in a lush garden. You will also visit the vinification cellar and the oak barrel cellar before tasting their range of white, red and rosé wines. Then, sharpen your palate and delight your taste buds with a visit to an oyster and shellfish farm. Learn about this little known farming and enjoy oysters that may still be in the water at the beginning of your visit. You'll head back to Montpellier around 1/ 1.30PM.

Balade en bateau sur l'étang de thau

6. Balade en bateau sur l'étang de thau

Au départ du port des quilles, nous longeons la plage du lido jusqu’au Port de Marseillan Plage, nous empruntons le canal de Pisse-Saumes pour entrer sur l’étang de Thau par sa partie Ouest. Nous allons traverser l’étang en passant dans les ports de Marseillan-ville, Mèze et Bouzigues. Chaque port a son propre charme et ses particularités, qui ne manqueront pas de vous émerveiller. L’étang de Thau est un lieu incontournable de la région Occitanie, avec sa richesse environnementale et son patrimoine culturel. Puis nous allons rentrer dans le port de Sète pour découvrir ses bâtiments historiques, ses quartiers typiques et ses maisons colorées. Tout en vous relaxant sur les eaux calmes des canaux, vous pourrez profiter des magnifiques paysages qui vous entourent. Au retour nous allons longer la corniche de Sète, le théâtre de la Mer et la crique de l’Anau.

Pont du Gard Skip the Line Admission Ticket

7. Pont du Gard Skip the Line Admission Ticket

Visit Pont du Gard, one of the world’s best-preserved examples of Roman ingenuity. Its chequered history has also inspired numerous artists. The 2,000-year-old section of the Roman aqueduct once provided water to Nîmes. The highly photographed bridge was listed by UNESCO in 1985 as a World Heritage Site. Located between Montpellier, Marseille, and Avignon, this site is a real landmark of Provence and the south of France. With your ticket, gain access to the first level of the bridge, the museum, and the film to discover more about the history of the Ludo area specially designed for children, the open-air walk Mémoires de Garrigue, and the temporary exhibitions. Until October 1, 2023, dive into a world where the transparent meets the tangible with the temporary exhibition Light as Space! Explore the captivating works of artist Yasuhiro Chida. Discover the fascinating world of this renowned Japanese artist, through a one-of-a-kind immersive experience. The artist has created a universe where illusion and reality merge, inviting the public to interact with his bewitching and captivating installations.

Montpellier: Half-Day Wine Tour with Lunch

8. Montpellier: Half-Day Wine Tour with Lunch

Starting from Place de l'Europe in Montpellier at 9 am. You have to come 15 min before to make sure i have time to give you all your equipment ! Discover oyster production in an oyster farm, meet the producer and taste the succulent oysters of the Thau basin. Enjoy a moment of intimacy with two winegrowers who will explain each particularity of their AOP Picpoul de Pinet and AOP Muscat de Frontignan wines before the wine tasting. You will visit the vineyard and the cellar, so you will be able to make the difference between dry wine and sweet wine. The return journey is by boat to the departure port and then by minibus to Montpellier.

Montpellier : half day wine tour in Camargue

9. Montpellier : half day wine tour in Camargue

Starting from Place de l'Europe in Montpellier at 9 am. You have to come 15 min before to make sure i have time to give you all your equipment ! Discover the wonderful Camargue country with all of this culture, folklore and history. Share a delicious moment with a winegrower in the vineyards. Take part in a wine tasting game that will introduce you to wine tasting. Then enjoy a picnic with ultra local products for 2 hours. Appreciate a walk through another winery, not far from the first one, to show you two very different winemaking techniques and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Aigues-Mortes salt flats from the gigantic tuns. Taste the wines and note the difference with those of the first domain because you will be trained ! At the end of the activity you will be taken back to the starting point in Montpellier by minibus.

Montpellier: La Maison Noilly Prat Tour

10. Montpellier: La Maison Noilly Prat Tour

Take a historic tour of the house then join a guided tasting of the whole Noilly Prat collection. Open the door of the enormous open-air cellar and succumb to the scents of plants and spices from all over the world, in the Herboristerie.  Receive a gastronomy and mixology brochure and watch a demonstration of the perfect serve. Learn about the famous dodinage mixing technique while you are seduced by the flavors of wood, herbs, and spices. 

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This tour timing had to be adjusted due to not enough people buying the tour on the day we wished to take it. It worked out perfectly, with only 4 of us on the tour! We did an afternoon drive out of the city to a vineyard. We had the opportunity to walk the vineyard and learn more about the process. We then were given a wine tasting that was fantastic, followed by the opportunity to purchase bottles. After the tasting, we traveled to the tour guide's family b&b for a dinner that surpassed any expectations we may have had. Bertrand's family are gracious hosts, have a beautiful home, and serve fabulous food.

David was exceptionally knowledgeable, and gracious to continue with the tour when all others who'd booked canceled or didn't show. And personalized the tour to my liking in the process. He walked at my pace, and since the tour wasn't taking as long as usual, added a couple extras into it.

Must do! Very personal experience. Amazing views of the French country side and a delicious home cooked meal. Very beautiful and memorable. Information from the tour was informative and delivered in a great way. Wine was delicious!!!

Ended up on this tour after a few cancelled ones and we are so happy we did!! Marc was so fun and knowledgeable! Best tour we did during our trip to france.

Very informative. excellent and personal guide. defiantly recommend. the lunch was also very very good!