You’ll pay a visit to Pézenas on this tour, a pretty southern town that’s framed by vineyards. Once upon a time, it was the residence of the governors of Languedoc, making it the royal hub of the region. After a coach ride along the coast, you’ll stop for a guided walking tour of its cobbled streets. Seventeenth-century mansions, ornate balconies and age-old alleyways are among the things to see here. What’s more, you’ll get to wander around the courtyards of some of the elegant private houses. In the old town, meanwhile, you’ll pass by the old workshops that are now used by local artists and craftsmen. When your guided tour comes to an end, you’ll have some free time to spend as you like. Make sure you try out the ‘pâté of Pézenas’ before you go – this small cake is a local speciality, and you’ll find it in any of the patisseries – it comes in sweet or savoury varieties.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.