The Château is just a few minutes from the villages of Magalas, Pouzolles, Puissalicon and Roujan. These charming winemaking villages, distinct in character offer all services and conveniences, including supermarkets, petrol stations, pharmacies, cafés, bakeries and a handful of restaurants and bars. They all have an active community life with various fetes, festivals and other excuses for a gathering at different times of the year.
The immediate locality offers a huge range of recreational options. The golden beaches at Serignan and Portiragnes are a 25-minute drive. Countless vineyards and markets offer the very best local produce. And on days when you feel like something a little more urban, you are 20 minutes from the city of Béziers, while Montpellier, France’s ‘most exciting city’, is less than an hour away.
From simple, local bistros to Michelin star gastro-palaces, there are plenty of restaurants within a short drive of the Château. Our concierges will be happy to help you make your choice and your booking.
Languedoc’s beaches tend to be huge – long and deep, with fine pale sand and warm, clear blue water. Beach clubs spring up each year along many of region’s beaches, with bars and restaurants, lounger service and even massages. Many transform into laid-back clubs in the evening, with the latest in relaxed beach sounds from international and home-grown DJs.
RIVERS, LAKES, LAGOONS
The Languedoc’s river and lake beaches offer a lovely alternative to the coast, particularly on the traffic-heavy Saturdays in July and August. The beaches around the Thau lagoon- famous mainly for its oyster farming – are a nice alternative to the large sea beaches, with always-calm, and slightly warmer water – great for younger kids.
SPORTS & OUTDOORS
Virtually every sporting activity imaginable is on offer in the Château’s immediate vicinity, including great cycling (on and off road), excellent hiking, hill-walking and rock-climbing as well as sailing, world-class kitesurfing and kayaking. The local people are also horse-mad, and there are several quality stables close by. Our concierges will help you organise anything of interest, though let us know in advance about more ’complicated’ activities.
The 18 hole/7400 yard course at Béziers St Thomas welcomes non-members, and is around 20 minutes from Château St Pierre de Serjac. Other courses include 27 Ronald Fream designed holes at Cap d’Agde and the very picturesque 9 hole at Lamalou, both around 35 minutes away.
While the region has a superb, sunny climate it does not rain often. But when it does, there is still plenty to do. From great museums and galleries, to Montpellier’s super MareNostrum aquarium there is plenty to keep you interested.
There are loads of great days out within immediate striking distance of the château.
You will find plenty of great suggestions in the guest book found in each hotel room and property.