Visiting Our Region

Visiting Our Region 

Archaeological Site and Museum of Ensérune

Domaine-de-soustres-site-archéologique-oppidum- Ensérune

Explore the Oppidum d’Ensérune, a Gallo-Roman site with centuries of history to tell. Possibility to visit the archaeological excavation site and view the museum collections (re-opening 2022).

Archaeological site of Ensérune, 34440 Nissan-Lez-Ensérune: January to October, open every day. Weekends only from October to December.

Certified “Vignobles & Découvertes”

Grand Site Canal du Midi Béziers 

Domaine de Soustres - canal du midi

Domaine de Soustres is in the heart of a remarkable collection of sites known as the Grand Site Canal du Midi Béziers. Already classed as a Grand Site d’Occitanie, the area is working towards the Grand Site de France label. Discover the rich history, heritage, architecture and landscapes that form this unique set of sites in Occitanie.

Vendres Nature Reserve 


Discover the Vendres nature reserve with its protected species of migrating birds, vegetation, lake and surrounding beaches. Classed as a Natura 2000 site. Etang de Vendres.

Open all year round.

Canal du Midi


The Canal du Midi is one of the oldest still-functioning canals in Europe and has been listed as a World Heritage site since 1996. There are many ways to see it, including by boat, on foot, by bike or even on roller blades.

Malpas Tunnel


Built in the 17th century to allow the Canal du Midi to pass Ensérune hill, this became the first navigable canal tunnel in the world. Access to the tunnel and guided tours at the Maison du Malpas visitor centre.

Port du Chichoulet


Modern, attractive and eco-friendly marina complex. A blue flag site with the “Clean Harbour” label and one of Europe’s Natura 2000 sites thanks to the efforts made over the years to protect the harbour’s natural environment. Numerous stalls selling shellfish direct from the producer and seafood restaurants.

Port du Chichoulet, Grau de Vendres, 34350 Vendres.

Open all year round.

The Nine Locks of Fonserannes 

Domaine-de-Soustres - 9 écluses-Fonséranes

Watch the impressive spectacle of boats passing the nine locks of Fonserannes, which allow the Canal du Midi to change level to the west of Béziers. You can take part in a guided visit and enjoy various activities around the visitor centre: immersion cinema, treasure hunt, hydrogen bike, canal boat cruises, mini train, etc.

Rue du Canal Royal, 34500 Béziers. Open all year round.

Etang de Montady, the Drained Lagoon  


Discover one of the most important hydro-agricultural infrastructures of the 13th century which is still used today. From the top of Ensérune hill, you can observe this vast, 400-hectare sun-like landscape whose colours change with the crops in cultivation and the seasons.

Leisure activities  

Rail Biking 


Discover the natural surroundings of Ensérune on a seven-kilometre rail-bike trip aboard the Canal du Midi Vélorail (trip lasts 1 hour 15 minutes). Discover unspoiled surroundings bursting with history, in a unique and environmentally way. Great activity for couples, families or groups of friends.

Le Bosc, 34310 Montady.

Open during summer months and school holidays.

Anaïs Domiti’ana 


Contact Anaïs for guided tours of the historical La Domitienne area (named after the Via Domitia which was the first roman road built in Gaul).

34440 Nissan-Lez-Ensérune.


Canyoc Canyoning&Climbing  


Explore the wilderness on a canyoning excursion with family or friends. You’ll descend a river and navigate natural obstacles by jumping, sliding down rocks and walking through waterfalls.

8 Rue de la Bergerie, 34710 Lespignan.

From the Easter holidays to Oct/Nov half-term.

Reals Canoë Kayak 


Discover the Orb Valley with its calm waters and rapids, in a canoe or a kayak. You’ll see an array of scenery on the way, from vineyards to garrigue. Activity suitable for all.

Route de Murviel, 34460 Cessenon.

From May to September, 7 days a week & weekends from October to April by reservation.

Les bateaux du Soleil


Discover the scenery of the Canal du Midi and the Étang de Thau lagoons with a Bateaux Soleil barge cruise. Nine Locks of

Fonserannes, 34500 Béziers. Every day in July and August.


À l’Orée des Vignes” 
Certified “Vignobles & Découvertes” & “Qualité Tourisme” 

For a restful stay amid a natural environment surrounded by vines, enjoy a room at this former wine estate turned guest house. Owners Sandrine and Jean will be delighted to introduce to the local delicacies.  

Chemin de Bonne Vigne, 34310 Montady.

Open all year round.

2-4 pers.

Domaine d’Ensérune***
Certified “Vignobles & Découvertes” & “Qualité Tourisme” 

Accommodation in tranquil, natural surroundings, with plenty of activities to ensure you are never bored. Lots to see and do in the surrounding area and nearby towns. 

Promenade de l’Ancien Stade, 34440 Colombiers.

5 February to 7 November.  

4-6 pers.

Camping les Peupliers**** 

Campsite in a charming village on the outskirts of Béziers and near leading tourist attractions. Welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere. 

7 Promenade de l’Ancien Stade, 34440 Colombiers.

From 1 April to 30 September.

2-8 pers.

Camping Domino**

Enjoy a stay in luxuriant surroundings in the South of France, with relaxation, sight-seeing and history on the agenda. Many activities on offer at the campsite, as well as in the surrounding area. 

La Donadive, Route de la Garrigue, 34440 Nissan-Lez-Ensérune.

1 March to 5 December. 

4-6 pers.

Hôtel Résidence *** 
Classed by Logis as a “Cosy hotel with good food” 

Hotel in a former winegrower’s mansion of over 200 years old. Natural setting in the heart of Occitanie. Close to tourist attractions and main towns of interest. 

35 Avenue de la Cave, 34440 Nissan-Lez-Ensérune.

Open all year round.

2-5 pers.


La Tour Sarrasine 

“Maître Restaurateur” title – Certified “Qualité Tourisme Occitanie” 

Chef Karine (“Maître Restaurateur”) and Maître d’ Laurent propose a daily-changing menu of home-made cuisine inspired by and prepared with the freshest produce around. Superb terrace overlooking the Canal du Midi and smart dining room. Excellent selection of local and regional wines. 

15 Rue du Château, 34310 Poilhes. Tuesday to Saturday.

La Tour Montady 

Restaurant, Bar, Caterer 

Restaurant at the foot of the Tower of Montady. Terrace with views of the Côteaux d’Ensérune vineyards and drained lagoon of Montady. Seasonal dishes and regional wine selection. 

4 Rue Marcelle Huc et Résistants, 34310 Montady.

Thursday to Tuesday lunchtime, closed Sunday evening.

O K’Mil Delices 

Cocktail finger food, restaurant

Caterer specialising in cocktail finger food, prepared with fresh produce, to order. Choose from brunches, vegetarian wraps, charcuterie & cheese platters and toasts & spreads. All products are home-made. 

31 Avenue Charles de Gaulle, 34310 Montady.

Wednesday to Sunday.

Restaurant O’33 

Restaurant / Classed “3 Cocottes” by Logis and certified “Vignobles & Découvertes” 

Restaurant serving fine authentic cuisine, with a bright spacious dining room and terrace. Gourmet dishes inspired by the fresh fish arrivals and seasonal produce of the region.   

33 Avenue de la Cave, 34440 Nissan-Lez-Ensérune.

Monday to Saturday evening.

Le Quai 

Restaurant, wine bar & wine shop 

Enjoy a carefully prepared meal or a drink and tapas, with friends, colleagues or family. The restaurant also has a wine cellar selling wines etc. for consumption off-site. 

3 Rue des Ecoles, 34440 Colombiers.

Open all year round.


Tourist Office 

– La Domitienne

Information on things to see and do in the stunning area of La Domitienne and the picturesque villages nearby.  

Maison du Malpas – Route de l’Oppidum – 34440 Colombiers.

Open March to end of October.

– Béziers Tourist Office

Destinations with the “Vignobles & Découvertes” & “Qualité Tourisme Occitanie” labels 

Discover things to see and do, historic landmarks, must-try restaurants and events all year round in Béziers.

Information and booking services at the Tourist Office.  
Place du Forum, 34500 Béziers.


– Hérault Tourisme 

Destinations with the “Vignobles & Découvertes” & “Qualité Tourisme Occitanie” labels

Tourist board for the Hérault area. Discover original stays, wine hikes, eco-friendly activities, tourist facilities with disabled access and more. 
Avenue des Moulins, 34184 Montpellier Cedex 4.


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