Languedoc Village House

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Tressan is an old fortified hilltop village about 0.75km from the river Herault. Although the chateau has now disappeared remnants of the old construction can be seen in ancient doorways, high external walls etc in the village. The scenery is predominantly vineyards with occasional olive groves, some orchards, Mediterranean oaks, pines and cypresses in the wooded areas. These give a surprisingly green landscape in the Summer and spectacular Autumn colours. The nearest Mediterranean beach is at Vias Plage to the west of Agde. Going east is Sete and east of Montpellier one starts entering the Camargue. Ten miles to the north of Tressan is the Herault gorge and to the north west Lac du Salagou, both are set in mountainous countryside. Lac du Salagou gives opportunities for water sports.


There is a post office, card telephone box and also a well stocked village shop (bread, foods, wines, household essentials). Bars and restaurants are available in the adjoining villages. Wine can be bought from a producer in Tressan and in the adjoining villages. There is a new Cave Cooperative 3km north of Tressan in the direction of Canet, this has a good reasonably priced restaurant that is open at lunchtime. Canet has several good bakers and food shops and there are supermarkets in Clermont L’Herault and a range of hypermarkets at Bezier. There is a public swimming pool in Paulhan (6km), and a river beach and horse riding at Canet (3km). Wind surfing, sailing and fishing can be found at Lac du Salagou, and canoeing and more fishing is available in the upper Herault valley. Pezenas (16km) is the local cultural centre whilst Montpellier has one of France’s oldest and most prestigious universities and good shops. There is a tram system with good park and ride car parking on the outskirts.