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Very few mediterranean villages offer the choice of two child-friendly sandy beaches, within 5 minutes walking from your home base.  For the wilder Mediterranean shore, a 20 minute drive gets you to a long stretch of beach between Marseillan and Sète.

Great for shell seekers and those who love long walks. Fabulous waves too! 



The Languedoc boasts many music festivals during the summer months.  In Mèze, the 'Festival de Thau` attracts top artists and many visitors. It takes place every year in the 3rd

week of July. In the 3rd week of August, an ancient town tradition can be enjoyed, when the Mèzois bring out the town's 'Totem', the Taurus. This effigy made of wood and paper, is paraded through the town's streets and squares and is followed by the town's children, local bands and people in the most astonishing disguises.  

For many more festivals in the area, all through the year, click here.



Children will  love the choice of activities in the immediate  vicinity. Although children will not easlily get bored with the lovely sandy beaches, a visit to the Dinosaur park on the outskirts of Mèze is a must. It is the largest Museum-Park in Europe devoted to dinosaurs, in the middle of an outstanding paleontological site.

Click on this site for a number of specific activities for children in the Languedoc. 

The local tourist office has a wealth of information about hikes, cycle tracks, riding, tennis and many other fun activities.

Gieten van rode wijn in glas


The following restaurants are all within easy walking distance of `Fisherman's House` and offer a variety of local cuisine, from simple bistrôt to haute cuisine. Have a stroll around the harbour and you will spot them easily. In high summer, make a reservation to be sure that you get a table. They all have a terrace.

L'Abri Côtier - 28 Quai Descournut

Le Rendez-vous - 26 QuaiDescournut 

Les Saveurs de Thau - Quai Baptiste Guitard- 

Le Sanboulou - Quai Baptiste Guitard 

L'Eau Sel  - 13 Chemin de l`Etang  

Le Rive Gauche - 13 Quai Baptiste Guitard 

Le Neptune - 10 Quai Descournut 

Claire & Patrick - 36 Bld du Port 

l'Oscarine - Place des Tonneliers

The Languedoc-Roussillon wine area is the region where the most interesting things happen in terms of the wine-growing industry, not only for the benefit of France, but also the world over. This wine-growing area is the largest in the world: it extends along the Mediterranean from the Rhône Delta down to the foot of the Pyrenees. It is not only the largest wine-growing region and the most productive in terms of wines in France, but it is also the oldest. A `dégustation` at one of the many Châteaux is a delight not to be missed, such as the Domaine Saint André.