Eastern Languedoc travel, sustainably

Domaine St-Jean de l'Arbousier tree house

How to be a sustainable tourist in the eastern Languedoc by Louise Hurren, a wine writer who has lived in the region for 21 years. Above, one of the tree-houses at Dom St-Jean de l'Arbousier. See also Languedoc travel, sustainably – Pézenas to Béziers and Western Languedoc travel, sustainably.

Over the last decade or so, Ive watched the local wine industry move towards more sustainable practices not just in terms of grape-farming and winegrowing, but also in tourism.

From wineries built of hemp bricks to estates with tree houses, tepees and yurts for visitors; restaurants that specialise...