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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.

Montepllier: Haunted City Exploration Game

2. Montepllier: Haunted City Exploration Game

You are invited to discover the haunted stories of Montpellier with an interactive city exploration app. You will be guided step-by-step to the cursed buildings where they carry out their eternal punishments while you learn all of their stories. Brace yourself and come explore Haunted Montpellier, all with the help of your smartphone. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won’t need a map, a GPS or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. Along the way, you’ll find horror stories that will give you the chills. Dare you go on this tour? Complete the tour at your own pace as there's no time limit, though around two hours is normally enough. Pause the game at any time, and restart whenever you want from the last place you visited. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

Montpellier Wine and Oyster Tour

3. 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.

Montpellier: Cirque de Navacelles & Foux de la Vis Day Trip

4. Montpellier: Cirque de Navacelles & Foux de la Vis Day Trip

Go to a viewpoint at Mont Saint Baudille and travel to two belvederes to admire the Cirque de Navacelles land formation on this day trip from Montpellier. Explore the charming village of Navacelles and see its waterfall. Hike to an old mill that is built over a waterfall at moulin Foux de la Vis. Meet your guide in Montpellier and relax on the trip to the top of Mount Saint Baudille, appreciate the amphitheater-like valley formed by glacial erosion at the Cirque de Navacelles and sweeping views of the Mediterranean sea. Head to the belvedere of the Baume Auriol to see this land formation from another angle. Continue to the old stone village of Navacelles. Walk through this rustic locale which is built around a natural waterfall. Take some time to relax or bring a picnic lunch to enjoy. Hike through the woods along the emerald green Vis river to the mill over the Foux de Vis waterfall. Head to the belvedere of Blandas where you can take in panoramic views of the Cirque de Navacelles and the river Vis. Return to Montpellier.

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

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

6. 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.

From Montpellier: Wine and Olive Oil Morning Tour

7. 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 09:30 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.

Montpellier: La Maison Noilly Prat Tour

8. 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

9. 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.

Sète: Half–Day Wine Tour

10. 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.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 82 reviews

This was the first wine guide/tasting I ever had in France. It was the best experience I have ever had! The guide, JP, was brilliant. His English was outstanding, very knowledgeable about wines and what comes with it (the process, types, etc.), and passionate which made the experience more exciting. In this tour you walk through gardens, vineyard, learn the history of the properties, taste 10 wines or so (5 from each vineyard), visit the vats and barrels, and are given plenty of time to ask all the questions you'd! Highly, highly recommend! Was a wonderful day!

We really enjoyed this trip and Bertrand is a fantastic host! He was very knowledgeable about the production of the wines in the region and took the time to explain everything. We visited two wineries and then Bertrand’s mother made us a delicious lunch which we enjoyed with some wine in her home. On the way back to Montpellier we were shown around a beautiful medieval village. A fantastic day which we would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Montpellier!

This was a really lovely day out and well worth the money. Our guide was very friendly with a good sense of humour and an excellent knowledge of French wine. We got to try many different wines and had a tour of the chateau which was very interesting. The lunch afterwards was amazing, a beautiful setting and very fresh, tasty food with good company. We were given plenty of great wine to enjoy with our lunch too. Would highly recommend this tour.

Bertrand was terrific! Lots of good information about Languedoc and Pic St Loup wines in particular. He was precisely on time, meeting point was easy to find, and we had a great time with the other people on the tour. Dinner was fantastic and the wine was superb. I would highly recommend this tour!

Bertrand is an excellent, friendly guide who really understands the region and the wines produced here. He and his wife were wonderful hosts and served a beautiful lunch. We highly recommend this tour!