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Thursday 11 July 2013

101 things to see in Sommières, Languedoc


Sommières is an enchanting medieval town situated in the Languedoc-Roussillon region.

Its many shops, cafés and restaurants populate the historical centre.

Cobbled streets intertwine leading to secret passageways and strangely placed dead-ends, making it easy to get lost in this little town, nonetheless part of its charm. Weird and wonderful antique shops sell everything from 19th-century chairs and decrepit mirrors to leather cigar cases and hip flasks.

 Small perfumeries and handmade soap shops fill the old streets with a fresh scent, fusing with that of the crèperies selling pancakes, waffles, sorbets and gelatos.

Restaurants are situated underneath picturesque medieval arches, circling the central square and running along the river that stretches on the town’s outer banks.

Make sure you stroll through at a gentle pace; let yourself to be distracted by the diverse boutiques and tempted by the many menus! Make sure to finish your meal with a ‘noisette’ (the French term for a small milky coffee) at a café lining the river.

Tip: Go to the fantastic Sommières Saturday morning market. Not only does it sell ANYTHING you can think of, but tables are also arranged in the plaza where you can sit and enjoy fresh oysters and other tapas-styled regional delicacies. 

Properties surrounding the town of Sommières include:
  • the perfect venue for weddings and large parties.

Check out our video of Domaine de Montmel and Sommières town!

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