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Gastronomic and cultural escapade
around the Etang de Thau !

About twenty kilometres from the city of Montpellier, discover the Etang de Thau, the largest saltwater lake in Languedoc Roussillon.
A major shellfish farming area, the pond is also a natural space offering great bio diversity and sumptuous landscapes.


From Bouzigues

Make the most of your stay in Montpellier at our establishment**** Grand Hôtel du Midi Montpellier - Opéra Comédie to discover the gastronomic treasures and oyster farming villages around the Etang de Thau. In Bouzigues, taste the famous eponymous oysters and visit this charming fishing village typical of the Mediterranean. You can also visit the Etang de Thau museum to learn more about the local cultures.


Towards Marseillan...

A few kilometres away, Marseillan offers a rich panorama of lagoons, fine sandy beaches and vineyards. Stroll through the old streets of the town and along the quays of the fishing port. Marseillan is also home to the Noily-Prat cellars, where you can taste and learn about the production process of the famous Vermouth. At the western end of the lake, don't miss the Bagnas National Nature Reserve, which is home to 600 hectares of lake nature, protected since 1983. You can observe more than 250 species of birds: pink flamingos, herons, ducks... and a flora typical of wetlands.


Route de la Corniche...

Then take the Corniche road along the beaches of Sète, the "Venice of Languedoc", set between the Mediterranean and the Etang de Thau. You can go as far as Mont Saint Clair to enjoy an exceptional 360° panorama. Finish your trip in the charming town of Sète, where George Brassens lived. You can sail on the canals that cross the city, make a gourmet stop at the Halles covered market or stroll through the fishing port for a typical and authentic visit!

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