This one begins with a drive around the Thau Lagoon, which stretches along the coast for 15 kilometres. It’s a hotspot for shellfish, and you’ll stop in the village of Bouzigues next for a talk about the breeding of oysters and mussels here. There’ll be time for some photos, too, so you can get some snaps of the harbour and the old houses that line the waterfront. From here, it’s on to the town of Marseillan, home of the Noilly Prat cellars. You’ll be given the lowdown on how this classic French vermouth is made, before moving on to see the nearby canal du Midi, which runs from Toulouse. Next on the agenda is Mount St Clair. When you reach the top, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views over the town of the same name. Before you leave, you’ll tick off the town’s Notre Dame de la Salette, too. Your final stop is in Sete’s city centre, where you’ll be given a tour of the old port, the yachting harbour, and the canals.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity.