Beautifuls cities and sites

Abbaye de Valmagne -10km

In the middle of the garrigue, a wonderfully preserved place with its place of worship and cloister, its medieval hands washing of all beauty.

Many activities during the year.

Restaurant on site and Wine tasting

Large free parking.

Visit their website very well done and book

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Saint Guilhem le désert - 25 km 

On the road to Compostela and classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is no surprise that this village is one of the most beautiful in France, the atmosphere breathes serenity.

Located in the beautiful valley of the Hérault, you get there by the devil’s bridge, a story by itself.
The medieval alleys are all very pleasant and if you are curious enough to slip into the passages under the houses, you will discover the river below.
The village square and its huge tree welcome you to eat ice cream or a meal before visiting the Abbey of Gellone of the 9th century.

Small restaurants and shops are scattered everywhere: don’t miss the sheep’s and goat’s milk ice-cream merchant.

Here, the atmosphere breathes serenity.

And the village visited, there are still things to do:

The brave will go up to the old castle or the valley suspended higher.
The athletes will go canoeing or canyoning.
The Damsel Cave is next door and possible swimming at the Devil’s Bridge.
Saint Jean de Fos, 4km away, will offer you its superb potteries (and oyas).
Large paid parking often full and shuttles from the bottom (recommended)

Pezenas - 22km

Surprising architecture : mix of medieval and 16th century. Town of Molière and Bobby Lapointe Museum.

In summer, many craftsmen offer their creations in pretty little shops.
It is nice to eat or enjoy ice cream in the small squares.
Many shows are offered. Outside summer, the city is a bit sad.
Large paid or free car parks with shuttles in summer.

Cathédrale de Maguelone -15 km

Located in the municipality of Palavas, it is accessible on foot, by bike or by small train.

Very well restored, this 11th century Cathedral is visited and offers shows.

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Aigues-mortes -38km

Located at the gateway to the Camargue, this former port is a surprising city. 

A complete tour of the ramparts and historic halls is essential: approximately 2 hours. 

The heart of the city welcomes you with its friendly restaurants and shops.
Paid and free parking. In summer, book your tour and plan cap, water and sunscreen.

Finally, visit the salt marshes.

Montpellier - 15 km

In this town, you can spend two days.
The whole centre, the Ecusson, is full of history. We recommend guided tours of the Syndicate of Initiative. The guides are passionate and exciting. It is also sometimes the only way to visit fantastic places like mansions, the Mikvé, the Faculty of Medicine…

As you stroll, enter the old Faculty of Medicine (one of the first in Europe) and just next door in our strange Cathedral (very naked for the time), with its high stone dome perched.
The garden of plants below the faculty is also extraordinary. A stroll on the Peyrou and you may meet our antique dealers or one of the farmers markets whose south has the secret.

The new Antigone district also has an interesting history. The Fabre Museum offers permanent exhibitions of antique objects, Soulages, etc. Dance is often invited on the Comedy stroll. Look for restaurants and cafes on the many small squares that exist in place of religious monuments destroyed during the struggles between Protestants and Catholics. The stores are in the city center or in the Polygone shopping center.

 

Recommended train station parking or parking at Saint-Jean de Vedas + tram.

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Sète - 17 km

Small harbour town, small hill between sea and pond, Sète is distinguished by the canals that cross it and on which the jousts take place during the summer.
The old town, besides its canals, offers its narrow streets for strolling. We recommend stopping at the covered market in the morning to taste oysters of Bouzigues and Picpoul de Pinet.
The hill is very green with beautiful properties and a stopover at the marine cemetery is essential for the view.

The lighthouse is visited. The city offers many activities in the summer.

You can meet the actors of «tomorrow belongs to us» in town, on the beaches of the Lido or at the Casino.

 

Difficult access by car whatever the time of day and no particular advice for this concern.

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Nîmes -50km

Nîmes is renowned for its arenas and other Roman remains.
Many shows take place there, but they are beautiful in themselves. The downtown is well renovated.
Reserve to validate that the arenas are open.
Recommended parking at the train station.

Continue (if you have time) to the Pont du Gard or stop at Lattara

Agdes - 34 km

The city of pirates. Agde is built at the mouth of the Canal du Midi, all in black volcanic stone. The alleys and old docks are well restored, and the cathedral fortified amazing. The initiative union offers friendly themed tours.
A beautiful market, restaurants along the Canal du Midi await you. You can take a walk on a boat or bike and see some incredible works on this one.
A little further, the modern city of Cap D'Agde offers you an email full of small shops along its large marina where are moored beautiful boats.
The beaches to the right of the city are all public. Be careful, going to the beaches to the very left, you will fall on the nudist village.

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Grotte des Demoiselles - 40 km

Next to Saint Beauzille du Putois, Belle scénarisation in summer. Possibility of via ferrata on the site. Canoe possible.
Large parking lot

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Grotte de Clamouse - 22 km

On your way to Saint Guilhem the Desert.

Very nice concentration of crystals

Parking with shuttle bus

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Villeneuvette -43 km

On the road to the circus of Mourèze, this former royal factory in an incredible state of preservation tells us the story of men at work in an unusual way.

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Cirque de Mouréze - 44 km 

Cirque Dolomitique, this seabed occupied since prehistoric times is rare in France and is really worth a detour.

Cirque de Navacelle - 85 km

15th largest site in France, this giant and impressive chasm deserves a beautiful hike in the course of which, you will come across the mills on the Vis

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