We are constantly being surprised by what our region has to offer. The longer we visit, the more we go farther a field. Here is a great example: The Cirque de Moureze. It can be a small walk (maybe an hour), or a picnic and hike (three hours)...it's your choice. Moureze is a wonderful little village in whose backyard are impressive rock formations jutting from the hills. It is only 20-30 minutes north of Pézenas by car. The village itself reminds one of a less-touristy version of St. Guilhem. When it is warmer, it is wise to visit when it is cooler. We went after lunch, and arrived after 2 on a cooler summer's day. We did the shorter 1.5 hour walk on the trails. It was wonderful. We made a promise to return with a picnic and do the longer 3-4 hike. We can hardly wait to return.
For many, Saturday is the day to visit Pezenas. It has one of the best markets in the region. Fresh produce, meats, fish, cheese, wine, flowers, charcuterie, clothing, linens, baskets - you name it, it can be found at the market. It runs from roughly 08:00 - 13:00. If you are in town for only a week, make sure you can be in town to witness this market. L'Appartement des Artistes is just a few steps from the middle of the action. We recommend after getting your food and or clothing, stop at one of the local cafés and have a coffee. We are particularly fond of Chocola'the on the Jean Jaures. Our dear friends Dominique and Lionel will take excellent care of you. Dominique also has a sinful collection of choclates in her establishment. Let them know you are staying at Holly and David's apartment. Take it in, and take your time. You're in France and you are at a café people watching on a market day. What could be more wonderful?