Located in Montpellier in the French département of Hérault, Le Mas de Lafeuillade is ideal for discovering the city that deserves its French nickname of the “surdouée” (the gifted one). It’s also ideal for setting off on adventures within the Languedoc region, with the sea, its mountains, vineyards, olive groves, historical sites and charming villages.
Just a few kilometres from Montpellier, you’ll find yourself at the Mediterranean. Here you can get away from it all; practice kiting or stand-up paddling, laze around on the Carnon, Palavas-les-Flots, Grande-Motte and Grau-du-Roi beaches, or simply take a relaxing stroll while you live for the moment.
Just a bit further, less than an hour by car from Montpellier: The Camargue and its wild stretches; the Pic Saint-Loup with its stunning views; Maguelone’s “Cathedral of the Sands”; the village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, labelled one of France’s “Grand Sites”; the Étang de Thau, a lagoon where you can try the famed Bouzigues oysters or visit the town of Sète with its Venetian ambiance; the Clamouse and Demoiselles caves, awarded 3 stars by the Michelin Guide; the Grand Sites of the Vallée de Salagou and the Cirque de Mourèze.
Nicknamed “La Surdouée” in French (the gifted one), Montpellier certainly has many a gift to give, from its medieval alleyways to its newer districts mixing green spaces and buildings designed by world-class architects, not to mention its trams featuring designs by Christian Lacroix.
Next to the Polygone shopping centre and office complex, this district is the daring creation of Catalan architect Ricardo Bofill. With its neoclassical architecture, it’s one of the things Montpellier is most proud of.
This traditional house and vineyard, located on the left bank of the River Lez, offers a breath of fresh air in the heart of Montpellier. Its park full of heritage, its traditional French gardens and its 19th century house make it a traveller’s paradise.