The town of Bessan is about 800 meters away from the château.
Let us have some history! The site of Bessan was occupied by the Greeks in the 6th century AJC…..
Today this town of 4.200 inhabitants offers all the conveniences. You will find 2 banks, 2 pharmacy, 2 tobacco shops / newspapers, 4 bakeries, 1 famous cake shops, 1 butcher shops, 2 hairdressers, an aesthetic perfumery.
A hypermarket is opened up to 8 in summertime and on Sunday mornings as well as a supermarket and a do-it-yourself shop.
Every Sunday a large and famous handicraft market is held on the place and in the high street of the town.
The village has two tennis courts fully renovated this year and accessible to tourists.

Béziers and 9 écluses

The landscape flattens around the tranquil Canal Du Midi, which cuts across the region’s middle with Agde, Béziers and the amazing 9 écluses, Carcassonne, a world heritage site.

Agde and Cap d’Agde

The town of Agde, an ancient city founded in the 6th century B.C, is known as “the black pearl of the Mediterranean” because of its basalt monuments. You’ll also discover the atmosphere of the Grau d’Agde, the fishing village with its many bars and restaurants floating on the River Herault. The yacht harbour at the Cap d’Agde with its large beaches, but also plenty to please sporting enthusiasts, and especially the international golf course.

The Beaches

The long sandy beaches


Pézenas is a famous old city of Art and History. Its many mansions from the 16th to 18th centuries can be visited.
You will enjoy strolling the pretty cobbled streets, lined with craft stalls, antiques and home decor shops.
In summer, the city is animated with numerous music festivals, theater plays and evenings around the wine.
In fact, Languedoc and Pézenas inspired Molière (who stayed here for several years with his troupe ) for some famous plays like Dom Juan or Tartuffe. A great pride for its inhabitants still today.


The coast is cut from the hinterland by ponds (lagoons), which have favored the development of picturesque ports along the “Etang de Thau” such as Sète, Bouzigues, Marseillan, which are famous for their oysters and mussels. Many producers will show you their craft and offer tastings. Pleasant restaurants at the water’s edge will make you discover their specialties: “bourride” monkfish, dry rust, stuffed mussels etc.

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Besides water sports, a wide range of activities are offered, such as riding bikes or canoeing on the Canal du Midi, hiking in the vineyards with visits to wine cellars and tastings, canoeing and rafting in the Hérault gorges, guided tours….., not to mention the most practiced sport in the South of France: the pétanque late afternoon!

The surrondings

In addition to the Canal du Midi, the vineyards have shaped the landscape and the inhabitants of this country are very much attached to their culture. The region is famous for its warm red wines (Faugères, Saint-Chinian) and its fruity rosés, not to mention the Picpoul de Pinet, a delicious white wine. And of course that part of the country offers an exceptional and easily accessible cultural heritage of abbeys, castles, fortified cities, churches and cathedrals ….


Abbaye of Fontfroide

The spectacular city open on the gorges of Hérault

9 écluses