For Food Connaisseurs only!
Spend 4 days in one of the loveliest French towns on the Mediterranean coast: Montpellier. This typical Mediterranean city is situated not far from the blue sea and its sandy beaches. The center of Montpellier is rich in medieval monuments and of those from the Renaissance and Classicism. Its university of medicine is the oldest in France. This town also has one of the most extensive museums in France which was entirely renovated for several years and finally reopened in spring 2007. Lovely squares and many restaurants and cafés invite you to appreciate the Mediterranean way of life. Our 4**** hotel is a little jewel because it is situated in a historical monument from the beginning of the 20th century. And as gourmets, you'll eat and choose dishes every day in some of the best restaurants in Montpellier. Pure Culinary culture, recommended by Michelin! It's very easy to come to Montpellier from London with Ryan Air. Flee your foggy days in the UK and swop them - an hour later - for the sunny weather of the Mediterranean in Montpellier! Why not extend one of our other trips such as 'Canal du Midi', ' Canyon and Valley of Hérault River' or 'Languedoc & Camargue' and finish your holiday with these Gourmet-Days to really relax?
Arrival in Montpellier, The Shuttle bus, a taxi, or our France-Bike bus takes you to the hotel in Montpellier. Visit the beautiful town: the historical center, the new suburb of the Antigone built by the famous architect Ricardo Bofill, the old university of medicine, the imposing cathedral St. Pierre, the numerous squares, the elegant boutiques for Madame, and the Fabre museum of arts. Or take your bike and ride to the nearest beaches.
After a copious breakfast, we recommend: Either, taking the train to Nîmes, called the Rome of Gaul, with its many Roman monuments. Or to Avignon with its medieval center and the famous Pope's Palace (World Heritage site). Or to Arles (World Heritage Site), no less Roman than Nîmes. Or to Carcassonne and its medieval city, the biggest in Europe (World Heritage Site). Or off to the beach or cycle around Montpellier with our bikes. Back to Montpellier and dinner (at 7:30pm) in a very good restaurant, recommended by Michelin.
Today you'll go to the little fishing port of Palavas-les-Flots (~12 km/7 miles). You can either take a taxi, public transport or ride with one of our bikes along the little river Lez and on minor roads through a nature reserve (~25 km return/15 miles). Enjoy this place with its view over the sandy beach and the blue sea. Take time to swim in the sea or visit the Romanesque cathedral in Maguelone (~4 km/2,5 miles). Back to Montpellier, where another very good restaurant, recommended by Michelin awaits you.
After a copious breakfast and a little walk round Montpellier, the shuttle bus or a taxi, or our France-Bike minibus takes you back to the airport in Montpellier. Your special Gourmet-weekend is over. But don't worry! You could also extend your holiday and start another tour along the Canal du Midi or into the Pyrenees.
3 nights in the best 4**** hotel in the center of Montpellier
3x copious breakfast
3x gastronomic menus in restaurants recommended by Michelin
France-Bike security vest
self-guided tour - 4 days / 3 nights
arrival any day
how to get there
by car: motorway A7, exit Montpellier
by train: station Montpellier, direct trains from Paris TGV or Geneva TGV Mediterranee
by plane: airport Montpellier, direct from London, Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin, Copenhagen and Stockholm
in car park of the hotel, price on demand, no reservation possible
from and to the airport in Montpellier with France-Bike bus for 30 €/trip
are available on request
some of our bike tour suggestions