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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.

    Our guide shared knowledge of the regions and wines. Most enjoyable conversation.

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

    2. 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...

  • Montpellier: La Maison Noilly Prat Tour

    3. 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. 

  • The Châteaux of Grès de Montpellier & Wine Tasting

    4. The Châteaux of Grès de Montpellier & Wine Tasting

    Meet your guide at 09:30 or 14:00 on the Esplanade de l’Europe and take off for a visit of 2 historical châteauxs producing wines around Montpellier. You will get to know their story and taste their excellent range of wines. During the tour you will visit château de Flaugergues, a sumptuous bourgeoisie summer house dating back to 17th century, before tasting their excellent range of wines. You will then visit the famous Château Puech Haut, settled in beautiful surroundings in the middle of vineyards and olive trees. You can admire a unique and original exhibition of painted oak barrels You will return to Montpellier around 12.45 or 17:30.

    We had a fantastic tour led by Marc! He was incredibly knowledgeable as he is both a sommelier and owns a vineyard, and he speaks perfect English. We learned a while lot about wine making from soil to bottle, and could not recommend this tour more!

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

    5. 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

    Knowledgeable guide, good introduction to region, we were short on time and this was perfect

  • Montpellier Wine and Oyster Tour

    6. Montpellier Wine and Oyster Tour

    At 09:00 or 14:00, meet your guide 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. Do not miss the typical white wine of the region, ideal companion of your shellfish: the famous Picpoul de Pinet 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 12.45 or 17:45.

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What people are saying about Montpellier

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Bertrand knows best! we thought we could've not gone with our trip because of vehicle problem but Bertrand apologically informed us day prior and rescheduled the date. Bertrand who grew up originally from the place where we have been in Pic Saint Loup showed and explained to us everything what we need to know about the wine in the region. Bertrand who exceptionally a person with sense of humour made our trip fantastic along the way and were able to meet such beautiful people that we didn't expect were just our neighbours from home. Home made lunch was excellent!. I would certainly recommend this trip.

We had a fantastic tour led by Marc! He was incredibly knowledgeable as he is both a sommelier and owns a vineyard, and he speaks perfect English. We learned a while lot about wine making from soil to bottle, and could not recommend this tour more!

Very interesting visit, not too long and very well explained. I didn't know there were so many spices in this drink !! And the final tasting very pleasant to discover the differences.

Very interesting experience, super nice driver guide, very interesting in his comments. I will do it again and recommend it to my friends!

Great experience for little money. Nice venue and an even nicer bar afterwards. Well worth a visit.