If you're looking for a holiday that has the best of beach life, fabulous food and plenty of sightseeing opportunities try staying at a Herault gite. The beaches in the region have golden sands making them ideal for traditional family days at the seaside. Choose from well serviced resorts like Sette and Grand Motte with plenty of tourist shops and restaurants, or go exploring to find secluded bays for quiet picnics and relaxation. Inland the rivers and the foothills of the Black Mountains offer gorgeous scenery for walking or cycling too. Make the most of the fresh local produce by visiting open air markets to stock up – it's one of the perks of self-catering! A day trip to sophisticated Montpellier and the fascinating caves in the Herault Valley are also not to be missed.