The castle is surrounded by vineyards. The center of Bessan with its shops and markets there are only 800 m. Bessan has 4th 200 residents and offers a lot of amenities. A large supermarket (Hypermarket) in the summer evenings to 20th 00 clock open, as on Sunday mornings. There is a good restaurant 'La Hacienda', the 'Guingette' along the Canal du Midi offers entertainment. Every Sunday at the local market place and in the main street of Bessan. The long sandy beaches of the Languedoc are easily reachable in 15 minutes. For example, the famous beaches of Cap d'Agde with numerous water sports (surfing, diving, sailing ...), the Aqua Park - one of the largest in Europe and a large number of beach restaurants. You may also along the coast towards the Etang de Thau 'drive to the picturesque port of Marseillan or Bouzigues to oyster or mussel meal with a bottle of Picpoul, the estimated quality wine of the region. We continue then to Sète - the beautiful port city, which is also called 'Venice of the South'. In less than 20 minutes drive from the Canal du Midi with its locks (Agde, Béziers), which you can explore on foot or by boat (boat hire about 10 min. Away). There are two beautiful golf courses in the immediate vicinity of the castle, St. Thomas Golf and the Golf Course in Beziers Cap d'Agde - min each in less than 15. reachable. Tennis courts are in Bessan or in the beautiful tennis club of Agde (Club de tennis internationally) covered with 31 seats, of which eighth Beziers is a town well worth a visit, the Cathédrale Saint-Nazaire, you have a wonderful view over the valley of Orbflusses. 10 minutes drive away is the picturesque town of Molière Pézénas. There you can the old town with beautiful houses from the middle 17th and visited 18 centuries, the Church of St. Jean and several museums. Discover here the numerous antique shops and boutiques with handcrafted art and galleries that run through the streets of Pézénas. Every Friday there is a wine tasting, summer music concerts and outdoor theater. In less than an hour's drive to Carcassonne with its medieval fortress and Montpellier - the lively and beautiful university town, which is definitely worth visiting. Be there for the visit of the Musée Fabre and other museums, whether for shopping or to visit the old town with its beautiful streets and squares. Other interesting sights that can be reached in less than an hour drive, for example, the medieval village of Saint Guilhem le Desert, with its music festivals and spectacular limestone cave "Grotte de Clamouse 'and the nearby Devil's Bridge (pont du diable); Sigean the animal sanctuary. Madame de Seguin, the landlord may also recommend further goals in the area or arrange a private tour through adjacent wine cellar.