On 17 August 2006, the town of Pézenas (34 Hérault, Languedoc) stages an intriguing evening wine & food walk through the unoilt heart of the medieval town. A combination of wine tasting, feasting and meeting the winemakers combined with an exploration of the impressively preserved historic town centre should make for a thoroughly enjoyable, instructive and healthy time (assuming not too much wine is imbibed).
Pezenas is well-situated in the heart of the Coteaux du Languedoc and some good southern wines should be on taste – see www.ot-pezenas-valdherault.com
Another opportunity to do some pleasant multi-tasking could be taken if you were visit a number of wine cellars (both independents and co-operatives) who are staging photography exhibitions in their cellars featuring the local heritage and landscape under the heading of “A winemaker invites an Artist” (Un Vigneron invite un Artiste) Runs until 17 September 2006. Also at the Hôtel Flottes de Sébasan in Pezenas.
For somewhere to stay in the region you could choose a classy villa in the midst of the Languedoc vineyards at Roujan (34 Herault, Languedoc) near Pezenas – with easy access to both the Med and the Parc Regional du Haut Languedoc.Owned by a winemaker who as decorated and furnished with style. Large private enclosed grounds (9000m2), 3 bedrooms, pool, terrace, bbq – sleeps 8/10 – and plenty of informed advice about which vineyards to visit – CLICK HERE
Pezenas is famous for its connections with the playwright Molière and for the sweet/savoury Petit Pâté de Pézenas, sweet, spiced mutton pies are a golden brown, crispy pastry with a moist, sweet inside.