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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.

The Châteaux of Grès de Montpellier & Wine Tasting

2. The Châteaux of Grès de Montpellier & Wine Tasting

Meet your guide at 14:00 on the Esplanade de l’Europe and take off for a visit of 2 historical châteaux 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 17:30.

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: La Maison Noilly Prat Tour

4. 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. 

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.

From Montpellier: Wine and Olive Oil Morning Tour

6. From Montpellier: Wine and Olive Oil Morning Tour

You'll visit an olive oil producer and a wine estate to taste the nectar of the Languedoc region! The tour starts at 9AM from the Esplanade de l'Europe in Montpellier. After a 30-minute drive you'll start by visiting a  family-owned olive farm and its 16th century mill, where the owners have passed down their savoir faire from generation to generation. Treat your taste buds while savoring delicious products such as olives, olive oils, vinegars, and their specialty, la farigoule, brimming with the flavors of the South of France. You will then take off to discover a traditional wine estate and learn everything about the production, vinification and tasting of wine in the Languedoc region with a short wine tasting workshop. Back to Montpellier around 12.30.

Sète: Half–Day Wine Tour

7. Sète: Half–Day Wine Tour

Meet your guide at 2:00 PM at Sète train station and take off for a visit to 2 traditional Languedoc wine estates. Learn everything about the history of the vineyard, winemaking, ageing and take the chance to learn the art of wine tasting. After an initial 30 minute drive, stop at the first winery, visit the cellar and the oak barrel room and finish with a tasting of a varied range of wines. Savor dry and fresh white, taste fruity rosé, and sip velvety and spicy red in a tasting to please all palettes. Head to the second traditional winery and discover a beautiful château surrounded by vineyards. Step into the cellar and taste the excellent range of wines on offer, before you head back to Sète at around 5:30 PM.

From Montpellier: Pic Saint Loup Hike with Panoramic Views

8. From Montpellier: Pic Saint Loup Hike with Panoramic Views

Discover the sublime landscape of the Pic Saint-Loup as you embark on a 3-hour hike, and savor magnificent views across the Cevennes and the Mediterranean Sea. Follow a scenic path through the incredible landscape surrounding the mountain, and gain fascinating insights into the culture of the region as you visit the Saint Joseph chapel. Relax over a leisurely lunch at the summit of the mountain, as you sip on local wine and soak in the stunning vistas. Hike at your own pace, while enjoying the challenge of a rugged terrain, and admire the vineyards and pretty villages of the area on the return journey.

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What people are saying about Montpellier

It was a perfect day & he winery Bertrand took 7 of us to was a gem. Not crazy about the vino, but the place was so lovely & Bertrand really took his time to explain the wine-making process to us. We all got a bit tipsy as we sipped outside, then on to his home where his wife (i think?) prepared an absolutely wonderful meal for us—5* @ least, & couldn’t visit, tho regret no doggy bag:)) Bertrand treated us to a stop in a beautiful Medieval town which besides being so special helped us walk off some of the calories we ate, then dropped off in centre of MPL, right near where we wer picked up. In our mo. in MPL, most definitely a highlight & well worth it…We were supposed to visit another winery, but unanimously, after 1st one, rose & red wine with lunch, we all agreed: “non!” & happily le Bertrand drive us all back to town.

J.B. was fantastic. He was informative, engaging, and thorough in his tour. The winery tour was great - getting to see a smaller operation and learn about its roots made us feel like we were getting to see a "behind-the-scenes" view of this region of France. The same can be said for our Oyster stop. We would recommend this tour to anyone visiting this area.

Bertrand is a wonderful guide. We visited 2 vineyards and tasted excellent wines, learned a great deal about the Pic St Loup appellation, history, the varieties of grapes, the terrior, and protocols. A great value for a completely enjoyable day.

Our guide was super passionate and knowledgeable about the area. He went that extra mile to make it a special and memorable experience. Great day!

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