The Hérault

Hérault is all about Mediterranean wine civilization.

Ugreat vineyard of 110,000 hectares and also the oldest in France!

It stretches along the coast from the Spanish border to Nîmes, backed by the foothills of the Montagne Noire and the Cévennes. The wines produced here are rich in sunshine and ancestral know-how. They reveal a country of contrasts:

The history and winegrowing soul of this region through destinations with remarkable features:

Land of garrigues and Pic Saint Loup: A spectacular landscape, recognized by the Fontevraud Landscape Charter, shaped by both pastoralism and viticulture,

Minervois, Saint-Chinian, Faugères and Haut Languedoc: A veritable balcony overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, vineyards are an integral part of the region’s history and culture.

Languedoc, cœur d’Hérault: an astonishing diversity of landscapes. Here, you can discover an exceptional cultural heritage with its 3 Grands Sites: the Cirque de Navacelles, the Lac du Salagou-Cirque de Mourèze and the Gorges de l’Hérault,

Béziers Canal du midi Méditerranée : The saga of the vineyard was written here. Vines have been grown here for 2,000 years! from the century of inventions to the transport revolution, not forgetting the construction of the Canal du Midi, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Vignobles Vidourle Camargue : This is the place where, in the 7th century BC, thanks to Etruscan visitors, wine was drunk for the first time in France.

to discover

Around Montpellier :

University town, historic city, heritage town and devilishly young, the city of Rabelais carefully preserves its links with its vineyards and its follies, all hallmarks of the great century. The Mediterranean and its natural spaces set the tempo for majestic landscapes.

Montpellier, which celebrated the 800th anniversary of its medical school, has not forgotten that wine was conceived as a health ally.

The destination can also be savored with the “oenorandos”, 21 routes combining heritage, curiosities and good local addresses in the vineyards with the châteaux de Flaugergues, de l’Engarran, de Fourques or the domaine des Compagnons de Maguelone which hugs the sea!