Top things to do at sunset in the Thau Archipelago

Les Estivales de ThauLes terrasses de l’Archipel de ThauLes EmmuscadesMansathauLongo MaïTiki CenterKayakmedTop des activités à faire au coucher du soleil dans l'Archipel de ThauSail’in Project
Summer is shaping up to be beautiful, hot and long... the perfect recipe for a lovely evening with friends or family. But what about spicing things up with an unusual experience at sunset? That's what we've come up with in this top list of things to do at dusk!
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We're off to a great start with a sea kayaking excursion on the Bassin de Thau. But before you take to the water with your paddle, let your instructor tell you what's in store for you on this tour with the evocative name "Sun Sète" (6-9pm). Once you've been introduced to the water, you can finally head off in the direction of Les Thocs, a real lagoon in Languedoc. It's here that you can watch the sunset while sipping a glass of local Muscat. Find out more here.

A little extra: Kayakmed has been awarded the Famille Plus label. This means that your children from the age of 6 can accompany you, and will receive special attention from your guide.
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The Mansathau 

In July and August, you can watch a catamaran set sail shortly before sunset... It's the Mansathau! Departing from Mèze, it offers excursions 45 minutes before nightfall. Calmly, it glides over the Thau basin to offer you a unique view of the Carroux massif and the foothills of the Cévennes. You can even take the opportunity to chat with the captain, a former oyster farmer, who will be delighted to share his anecdotes and history. Board the Mansathau.
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Tiki Center 

Muscat wine tasting? In the middle of the Thau Basin? On a paddle? That's the kind of crazy experience Tiki Center has in store for you on sunny days. Open to beginners and experts alike, this unusual outing will take you to the ponds around Montpellier. A stop will be made at the end of the day to enjoy a glass of wine, with your feet in the water or sitting on your paddle, surrounded by friends and family. Is this your dream?  Contact Tiki Center.
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Sail'in Project 

Want to get away from it all? Then choose a boat from Sail'in Project. Ludovic and Ewen will be waiting for you at Marseillan-Ville harbour to introduce you to sailing. You can then head off in the direction of the oyster beds and drop anchor for an aperitif in front of the sunset. Get away from it all with Sal'in Project. 

Bonus: don't miss the fireworks display around the Thau Basin. It's magical!
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Longo Maï 

If you want to enjoy the sea breeze at the end of the day, the Longo Maï is the place to be. In small groups (10 people maximum), climb aboard this catamaran and let yourself be guided by the sound of the lapping water for this 'Evening' package. If you're feeling brave, you can even go for a swim before enjoying an aperitif (optional). Discover Longo Maï.
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The Emmuscades 

This time, we're not offering you an escape on the water, but in the middle of the vines during the Emmuscades. This is a major event in the Thau Archipelago, with the smell of grapes, the song of the cicadas and the shine of the sun. For the occasion, four wineries are opening their doors for a convivial evening. Bring your own picnic, chat with the owners and indulge in a glass of muscatel wine and a bit of brasucade, before taking your place among the vines to watch a special film session.
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Les Estivales de Thau 
Marseillan, Loupian, Montbazin, Frontignan, Bouzigues, Mèze, Mireval, Balaruc-les-Bains, Sète... One date = one town for tasting wines and local produce by the lagoon. Join us every Thursday in the summer to enjoy the view as the light fades, while savouring tielles, shellfish, cakes, chocolates and ice creams...
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The terraces of the Archipel de Thau 

The simpler terraces of the Archipel de Thau are a great place to enjoy a sunset with a cocktail in the mail. From the top of a rooftop to the edge of the Thau lagoon, you'll be spoilt for choice. See our dedicated article.
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