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Hotel Insolite proche de Montpellier | Sud de la France
Hotel Insolite proche de Montpellier | Sud de la France

The unusual 3 star hotel Estelou in Sommieres offers a very original architecture surrounded by nature. It is the perfetc place to discover the south of France.

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An unusual 3 star hotel in Sommieres, located in an old railway station, alongside a greenway created where the train tracks used to be.

Are you looking for an uncommon hotel for an unusual and cheap weekend in the South of France? Are you looking for an unusual weekend that combines sports with the discovery of a region? Are you looking for an unusual weekend, close to the sea but separate from its summertime overpopulation?

Located in the village of Sommieres, the hotel Estelou is the perfect place for a getaway in full form, discovering a medieval city, between Nîmes and Montpellier, between the Mediterranean and the Cévennes, between vineyards and garrigue.

Due to their shared past, the greenway and the hotel Estelou are forever linked

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Starting at Sommieres, the greenway is intended for the use of any non-motorised transport system: The hotel Estelou, built in the old railway station of Sommieres, is an uncommon hotel that offers many opportunities for walks and discoveries. It’s the best possible choice for those seeking quality accommodation for a low price. It’s set alongside the greenway, which follows the route of the old railway tracks, passing through landscapes and villages over a 22km stretch. 

The greenway is inseparable from the hotel Estelou and vice versa. Both have a shared history linked to the railway. The greenway therefore constitutes the natural extension of the hotel garden...

For all those who love cheap and unusual weekends, it’s a place for walks, leisure or sports, in all shapes and forms: on foot, by bike, on rollerblades, as a family, as a couple, etc. The greenway is, of course, completely accessible to people in wheelchairs.

Itinerary of the greenway from Sommieres to Caveirac

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22km of strolling between Sommieres and Caveirac: From its starting point in Sommieres, right outside the hotel Estelou, and throughout, the greenway offers many connections to hiking trails so as to multiply the chances to discover the South of France. For more information, don’t hesitate to contact us.

The greenway as a natural extension of the hotel Estelou’s garden

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On the Sommieres side, the greenway starts at the village exit, at the end of the avenue de la Gare, in front of the hotel Estelou. There you’ll find a large car park offering free parking and direct access to the greenway. GPS coordinates: Latitude: N 43°46’41.5’’ Longitude : E 4°05’34.0’’.

The Sommieres-Congénies itinerary is clearly the most enjoyable. On this stretch, the greenway weaves its way between rock walls crossed by old stone bridges, in the heart of a vegetation that’s typical of the Languedoc region. It offers the possibility of admiring beautiful landscapes, including a beautiful viewpoint of the foothills of the Cévennes and the Pic Saint Loup.

The greenway is an ideal place to embark on a journey of discovery of the surrounding sights

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From the greenway, a trip to Junas will allow you to discover an old stone quarry: On the greenway, leaving Sommieres, when you reach the intersection in Junas, take the left to discover the old stone quarries of Junas. The site is spectacular. A highly renowned jazz festival takes place there every year in July.

A railway past that’s still visible

Hotel Insolite proche de Montpellier | Sud de la France

A shaded area in front of the old station of Langlade: In the village of Langlade, a few kilometres away from Sommieres, the greenway passes under large plane trees that surround the old station, now converted into a public library. It’s the perfect opportunity to take a break in the shade, with a water fountain — it’s only missing toilets.

In conclusion, the greenway is a perfect excuse to spend an unusual and cheap weekend in Sommieres, while staying at an uncommon and budget hotel in the South of France.

During your stay at the hotel Estelou, you’ll be able to choose between relaxing, going for a walk or taking part in more athletic activities.

Discover the hotel Estelou, a very original and unusual 3 star hotel in the south of France:

The unusual hotel Estelou has 24 rooms, separated into en 4 different categories. They all have a view of the hotel gardens:

To discover the most beautiful towns of the South of France - Avignon, Arles, Nîmes, Montpellier, Aigues-Mortes, Sommieres, Uzès -, to enjoy the Mediterranean sea and its stunning beaches, to discover the cuisine and provençal art of living, choose the hotel Estelou. Located in Sommieres, in the buildings of an old railway station, it’s an unusual and charming hotel:

  • Hotel Estelou

    Hotel Estelou

    An out-of-the-ordinary 3 star hotel with a very original architecture inside a former train station bulit in 1870 !