This is a lovely Castels campsite set in among woods and the vineyard of Domaine de Masserau and is only 2 km from the medieval city of Sommières which is well worth a visit with its castle and Roman bridge to visit.
The area is famous for its vineyards and the campsite has its own vineyard and offers vineyard tours ! The 40 hectare vineyard has been owned by the FREYCHET family since 1804 and in 2006 they opened the campsite at Domaine de Masseareau so that families could enjoy the countryside and the fresh air. The site itself covers 10 hectares and in that space the family have tried to create an "open air hotel", with accomodation in wooden chalets an excellent restaurant.
This is a fairly small site with only 120 pitches and offers an excellent pool area with plenty of sunloungers!
Domaine de Massereau is a 5-star campsite and is located in the Gard, in Languedoc Roussillon, between Nîmes (27 km) and Montpellier (28 km). This is an ideal location for exploring the area as it is halfway from the beaches of the Mediterranean, the green Camargue, the Cevennes mountains and the vineyards on the plains.
Booking Your Holiday
If you are driving from the Channel Ports you will probably need an overnight stay somewhere as you make your way down through France as this site is approximately 9 hours of driving (excluding stops) from Caen or Calais.
There are flights by a variety of airlines from the UK and Ireland to the following airports:
- • Nimes : 46 km
- • Beziers : 96 km
- • Marseilles : 128 km
- • Montpellier : 35 km
- • Train station:
- • Gare SNCF de Montpellier : 35 km
- • Gare SNCF de Nîmes : 40 km
- • Gare SNCF de Alès : 60 km
- • Local Bus Service: Nîmes, Montpellier, 2.0km
Things to Do in the Area
Domaine de Massereau Vineyard
Become a wine expert before you go ! http://www.massereau.com/domaine.php
Grande Motte Beach (30km)
The nearest beach is at Grande Motte.
Nimes has interesting Roman remains.
Pont du Gard
Interesting town to visit. There is a Petit Train which will take you around all the interesting historical parts of the centre. It starts at Place La Comedie and is a good way to get to know the centre. Petit Train Website.
Visit the canals of Sète, where you can take an interesting boat trip. There are also restaurants. Or take the steep winding walk up to Mont St Clair, where you will find a panoramic view of the Sète mountains, the canals and the port below. There is a cross and a lovely old church there. (You can drive or take a bus if you feel you cant or dont want to walk) Other things to see in Sète include the Musee Paul Valery, which has nice views from the museum and features local paintings as well as visiting exhibitions. Boat Trip Website
Another interesting place to visit with further Roman remains. Visit the famous "sur le pont d'Avignon" on Avignon Bridge! Photo thanks to Keppens Toon.
Traffic can get very busy in summer months. And the Palais des Papes, where a Pope resided fo
Steam Train of Cevennes
Running between Anduze and Saint Jean du Gard the train passes through tunnels and over viaducts and is an excellent way to see the beautiful countryside of the region.
Seaquarium Le Grau du Roi
Aquarium with different sections including: seal/dolphin shows, touch pool, museum of the sea, Mediterranean fish and tropical fish. Good viewing tunnels allow panoramic views.
Aqualand Cap d'Agde
An adventure day for the whole family with over 20 attractions on 4 hectares of beaches and waterslides to suit the whole family. There is a restaurant and a shop.
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