From the heart of the village to the banks of the canal
The 45 hectares of the Domaine de la Mandoune estate have been tastefully transformed into a waterside-heaven for those looking to relax and make the most of their holiday. The estate's vineyards, still producing delicious wines, stretch out for miles until they tumble into the warm waters of the Etang de Thau. Stroll through the development's lush gardens and you arrive at the horizon pool - which offers superb views of the vines and sea beyond. Or head down to the Le St Barth's restaurant on the water's edge for a delicious meal of fresh seafood. There's no better place to relax with a chilled bottle of rosé and take in what must be one of the region's most spectacular views.
“This place really is a postcard vision of the French countryside, the big house surrounded by fields of vineyards, it really is a beautiful place.”
For the more active among you, why not wake up to an early-morning game of tennis with friends, or a spot of golf on the Pitch & Putt area or on the golf range? Or stroll down to the edge of the lagoon itself, and enjoy fresh oysters, mussels or grilled fish at the Le St Barth's Restaurant. From here you can admire the hundreds of oyster beds fanning out across the shimmering waters of the etang, with the hill of 'Mont St Claire' rising up from the port-town of Sète in the distance.
Enjoy the region's best view - with a bottle of crisp white and a steaming bowl of mussels.
Within the main building of the domain you'll find a 'Mediterranean Bistro' and French deli selling local artisanal products. Wines from the domain are served here, of course, along with a superb selection from across the region, from robust Minervois and Faugères reds, to crisp Picpoul de Pinet whites and honeyed Viogniers. And after a day of exploring the beaches and towns of the region, why not relax in the private spa for a soothing massage or treatment using local oils and garrigue herbs?