Parking for the Couvent

The Couvent in the narrow streets of HérépianThe centre of the small town of Hérépian is full of narrow streets so parking in these roads can be difficult.

On arrival at the Couvent Boutique Hotel (see above) in the rue du Couvent, we suggest you unload your car outside the hotel and then park your car in one of the following locations:

Square with parking spaces beside the Couvent– In the small square a few metres uphill from the Couvent, next to the Ocre Rouge restaurant (a dozen or so spaces available)

– Further down the rue du Couvent, away from the square (four or five parking spaces available)

– In the large car park in the Avenue René Cassin (D922). From The Avenue René Cassinthe Couvent continue uphill (square and Ocre Rouge to your left) on the Grand Rue. At the top turn right and immediately left into the Avenue René Cassin. (D922) The car park is on your right after 50 metres.

Wine Tasting

Medal winning wine from Faugères

The closest interesting wine tasting is in Faugères. (9km from Hérépian).

From Hérépian, take the D909A towards Béziers. This soon becomes the D909. A few miles further on take a left turn on the D13 towards Faugères. As you reach the centre of the village of Faugères the Cave des Vignerons is on the main road on the right.

La Cave des Vignerons, Mas Olivier, 34600 Faugères. Phone:+33 4 67 95 08 80

St Chinian also has some interesting wines.(45km from Hérépian)

Chateau Vieussan

From Hérépian take the D908 towards Lamelou and turn left at Tarassac onto the D14. Continue beside the River Orb to Roquebrun where the D14 crosses the river. Pass through the hamlet of Lugné and after a couple more miles, just before Cessenon-sur-Orb, take a right turn on the D20 to St Chinian.

Tastings are available…

Caves de Vignerons in St Chinian…at the Caves Cooperatives just on the outskirts of the Opening times at the Cooperative in St Chiniantown.

Caves des Vignerons de St Chinian, Chemin de Sorteilho Phone :+33 467 382840


…and the Maison des Vins in the centre.

Wine shop in the centre of St ChinianMaison des Vins de St Chinian, 1 Rue de la PromenadeWines on sale at the Maison des Vins

Phone :+33 467 381169


Boat hire on the Canal du Midi

The Canal du Midi at Villeneuve-les-Béziers Electric boat for hire on the Canal du Midi at Villeneuve-les-BéziersIf you want just a taste of life on the Canal du Midi you can hire a small electric boat from Villeneuve-les-Béziers for an hour or two and enjoy the iconic scenery. The staff at the Tourist Office in Hérépian will phone to arrange it for you or you can ring yourself.(website link and address and phone number below) Continue reading

The Auberge de Combes

Auberge de Combes Michellin style diningCombes village iView from the terrace at the Auberge de Combess up in the hills above Lamelou-les-bains (Take the D908 from Hérépian to Lamelou, continue as far as Poujol-sur-Orb and then turn right onto the small and windy D180 which leads to the village.) The auberge is in such a magical setting looking overlooking the hills of the Languedoc National Park. Continue reading

Early Morning at the Couvent

View from the Couvent in the early morning

One of View from the top floor apartment balcony at the Couventmy favourite times at the Couvent is the early morning. I’m sipping tea on the terrace or in the garden and taking in the gorgeous view. The light is perfect at this time of day. Continue reading

Shopping in Hérépian

Charcuterie Traiture HerepianHypermarket on outskirst of Hérépian

Hérépian is a small town of barely 1500 people. However, it has its full quota of specialist shops, a few restaurants and, on the approach to the town from the Bédariaux direction, a large Intermarché hypermarket. Continue reading

Dining at the Couvent

Dinning at Le Couvent Herepian

Dining Options at the Couvent

During your stay at the Couvent you can opt for breakfast and ‘table d’hôte’ or choose to self-cater – or a mix of the two.

The breakfasts are sumptuous – Continue reading