Pays de Lunel

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The “Pays de Lunel” is situated on the Eastern side of the Herault department, on the Western bank of the Vidourle River that marks the border between the departments of Herault and Gard.

Its main town, Lunel is a medieval town half way between Nimes and Montpellier. Lunel is a dynamic town that offers useful facilities including several weekly markets, a covered market, cultural activities, restaurants and cafes.

 

The villages around are beautiful with stone houses, churches and town halls offering typical Southern France village life style.

Wine is one of the important activities for the area with many vineyards and some specialities such as the famous “Muscat de Lunel” (a sweet wine made from Muscat grapes). In the village of Saint-Christol, a large and unique site dedicated to the Languedoc vineyards proposes many activities around wine (Viavino).

The “Pays de Lunel” hides a few historical treasures such as the Roman site of Ambrussum, next to the little village of Villetelle, and the Renaissance style chateau in Marsillargues.

This area of Languedoc Roussillon also offers many outdoor activities such as viaferrata, climbing, canoeing on the Vidourle, mountain-biking and horse-riding.

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This village of Languedoc Roussillon is situated on the Vidourle River 20 km before it flows into the Mediterranean Sea. Marsillargues lies at mid distance between Montpellier and Nimes (35 km from both these large local towns) in the departement of Herau

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