The star feature with regard to on-site activities is without doubt the new quick-surface tennis court which, with its football goal and basketball post, can also be used as a multisports court.
The site is equally a paradise for cyclists and walkers since it is crossed by numerous walking routes that offer unparallelled views of the Minervois valley, the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees. Ideal for mountain bike rides and trail running.
From the ladders and observation posts constructed in the depths of the countryside, game watching (wild boar, deer) at dawn or at sunset provides a wonderful spectacle for those who like to experience nature at first hand.
Billiards, table football, ping-pong and bowls complete the leisure options.
Finally, on demand and on site :
- Personalised massage service at the hands of a massage therapist
- Day excursions on electric mountain bike or trail running accompanied by a professional coach
4 kilometres from Merlac, the riding school Le Pont de Calmel organizes riding classes and excursions on horseback through the Domaine de Merlac.
For a day by the Mediterranean and 50 kilometres from Merlac, the beaches of Narbonne and Gruissan entice you with their expanses of white sand and their numerous secluded beach cabanas.
Discovering the wine estates
Languedoc is renowned for its enormous concentration of vines that produce a wine of exceptional quality. The many wine estates, notably those of the Minervois, can be visited.
The old city of Narbonne
The charming city of Narbonne with its covered market and cathedral are well worth a day trip just to wander around and relax or to do some shopping. Cross the hills of la Clappe to reach Narbonne-Plage and its expanses of white sand.
Discovering the local markets
The villages of Saint-Chinian or Olonzac, for example, organize traditional weekly markets where regional food products have pride of place. Family strolls past the market stalls provide the opportunity to discover the region further.
Discovering Carcassonne and the region of the Cathars with its classified villages
Some 50 kilometres from Merlac, the town of Carcassonne, the castles of the Cathar region and the Montagne Noire offer a wealth of excursions. The cypresses, vines and old stone villages lend a particular character to this region between the Aude and the Hérault.
Set off also to discover the classified villages of Minerve and Olargues.
Discovering the Midi canal
20 minutes from Merlac, a boat trip through the wonderful countryside of the Midi Canal can be organised from the delightful little ports of the villages of Somail or Homps.
For golf enthusiasts, 50 kilometres from the Domaine de Merlac you will find five 18-hole golf courses :
- Golf de la Barouge at Mazamet
- Golf de Sainte Rose at Narbonne
- Golf de Carcassone
- Golf de Lamalou Les Bains
- Golf de Saint-Thomas at Béziers
For those who would like to enjoy a day at the thermal baths, the Spa of Lamalou-les-Bains 50 kilometres from Merlac in the heart of the Haut-Languedoc Regional Natural Park offers fitness and well-being programmes.