Cazouls d'Hérault is an old wine making village located amid vineyards along the Hérault river. In this deeply traditional village, old people chat on the bench between the Templar castle and the church, and dogs sleep in the middle of the streets.
Nearby the village of Paulhan, with grocer, chemist, butcher and café. On the way to Pézenas, six kilometres from Le Cayrat, Lézignan la Cèbe (Cèbe means 'onions' in the old language), you will find a grocer, butcher, chemist and during the summer, fruit and vegetable stalls along the main road.

In Pézenas, there is a good range of shops and services including supermarkets, cafés, and restaurants. The Languedoc Parliament sat in this town in the 17th century and the famous French playwright Molière lived here for some years. Pézenas is full of history from Middle Ages: many beautiful buildings which can be visited, more than 35 antique shops and craft workshops throughout the summer. Saturday is market day in Pézenas and it is worth a visit. There is plenty more to do locally, including of course, wine tasting and the owners will be happy to recommend their favourites 'vignerons'.
Le Domaine du Cayrat is an ideal location for discovering Languedoc. Many places can be easily visited on a day trip.
To the East, Montpellier the capital of Languedoc and the town of Nîmes with some impressive Roman ruins. Provence is within easy reach particularly the beautiful town of Arles and the Camargue National park.
Westwards lie the town of Béziers and the Canal du Midi, World Heritage Site, Narbonne and the spectacular medieval fortified town of Carcassonne. Albi, birthplace of Toulouse-Lautrec is also a good sport for a day trip.
Southwards, Agde, an ancient Greek city and the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean are just 25 kilometres away. Further afield, Spain is a couple of hours drive and Barcelona within a morning's travel.
To the North, the 'caves de Roquefort' where the famous cheese is made and the Gorges du Tarn.
Closer, there are many things worth seeing, including the Abbey of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, the traditional potters at Saint-Jean-de-Fos, the museum at Lodève. Your hosts will help you in making your plans to discover Languedoc and its beautiful various landscapes.

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