A week to explore the hérault department

TopicSciences and discovery
DepartureMONTPELLIER (34)
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Discover the beauty of the Hérault by following our tour you will discover all the facets of this department.


Pic Saint Loup, "work of nature"

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From our circuit, the famous mountain Pic Saint Loup, known for its visibility in most towns in the Hérault. Nature reserve, this is one of the most beautiful hiking area of scrubland. It is 20km from Montpellier highly urbanized, we find the typical Mediterranean scents of thyme, rosemary and bay leaves.

From the village of Cazevieille, the bravest will venture on a hiking for 5 hours. Discovery of the peak by a large loop of 10 km through the easy to follow yellow signs that oversees the trail.

If you are less energetic but equally interested in discovering the landscape we suggest you follow the red and white marks that will give you a break from 2:30 on land easier to focus.

Finally for the sweet tooth, we offer the discovery of a circuit with the winemaker Instant Terroir. A facility in Saint John of Cucules (15min walk from Cazevieille or possible transfer from / to Montpellier and its environs), offering visits to two areas, meet the winemakers and taste their wines and a meal with flavors south. Excursion lasting approximately 4 hours offered daily at 65 € (including transport). Of course lots of other delights await you at the site of Pic Saint Loup with 13 municipalities.

Field of Oulivie Combaillaux to the House of Cheese in St Gely Fesc Guinguette The Lovers (semi-gastronomic restaurant lakeside private Céceles) ...


Accommodation nearby

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Mas de Fourmel

  • Saint-clement-de-riviere
  • 04 67 67 00 85
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Le Mas des Oliviers

  • Saint-mathieu-de-treviers
  • 04 67 56 82 10
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Hôtel Vila

  • Frontignan
  • 04 67 48 77 42
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Camping du Domaine de Massereau

  • Sommieres
  • 04 66 53 11 20

Montpellier, a city of art and history

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The eighth most populous commune in France, Montpellier full of places to discover. Very dynamic, his skills in cultural content are proven. The diversity of tourist attractions and activities abound in this city where the ecology and the pedestrian premium valued.

Fabre Museum

The Fabre Museum is the largest art museum in Montpellier. Rangeland, individualized to the course, to the more thematic, discover this museum to suit your desires. Whether you are interested in modern art, graphics or old, this museum will meet all your expectations. This 9200m ² building is fed by 800 works, 900 engravings, 3500 drawings from the Renaissance to the present. So you can browse this huge space and its sections at your own pace (as an average 2 to 3 hour visit)

Museum of the History of Montpellier

The Museum of the History of Montpellier is none other than the crypt of the old "Notre-Dame des Tables" now lost, in the Place Jean Jaurès. Located in downtown, not far from the previous museum is a space of escape which is original is not expected.

This crypt long closed to the public and today houses a museum, makes a getaway about 40 minutes in the past of the city. A remnant of time and use modern lighting effects to revive the fallen church and the history of the city.

Place de la Comedie

Place de la Comedie remains the most famous city square. Known for sport cafes and quaint restaurants, night and day, it is the crossroads of all major arteries in the medieval center. It is at the heart of Montpellier life festive and dynamic as its young population.

Suggestions outside city center

The domain O is an area county of art and culture at 6 km west of Montpellier. (20 minutes by car and 1 hour to walk from downtown)

Within 23 acres of ornamental garden open to the public, the amount of O Theatre (former wine cellar renovated in 1994 and transformed into a theater in 2002), the castle of O (historical monument in 1922, it is best known for his fabulous loft and gardens dating from the 18th century) and the amphitheater of O.

Castle Mogère, this time at 6 km southeast of the city (same travel time as the castle above). Historical monument since 1945, are the current owners, the Vicomte and Vicomtesse de Saporta who will welcome you and show you around their exceptional residence.

Designed by Jean Giral in 1715, this architectural folly, has a harmonious façade topped by a pediment whose silhouette stands out against a background of pines. Outside, it's halfway between an English park and a French garden, where you will discover statues, a magnificent buffet of water, a water ... Mogère provides an overview of the history of Montpellier and one of the leading families of the city.


Accommodation nearby

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Mas de Fourmel

  • Saint-clement-de-riviere
  • 04 67 67 00 85
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Le Mas des Oliviers

  • Saint-mathieu-de-treviers
  • 04 67 56 82 10
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Hôtel Vila

  • Frontignan
  • 04 67 48 77 42
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Camping du Domaine de Massereau

  • Sommieres
  • 04 66 53 11 20

A trip full of charm

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In this third day, we move away from Montpellier getaway full of charm.

Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert

The village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert is classified as "most beautiful villages in France". He stretches his houses along narrow winding streets full of character between cliffs covered with thyme, pine and oak. When visiting the village, go to the inescapable Abbey Gellone symbol of Languedoc Romanesque architecture.

Cave Clamousse

Clamousse Caves are among the most popular district of Herault. True "cathedral of time", it offers a set of crystallizations more impressive as each other. The 4 km from this natural masterpiece can be discovered during a guided tour of 1:15.

Circus Mourèze

The Circus is an unusual site Mourèze the department of Herault. This heap of limestone rock sculpted by erosion seems placed there as if by magic. The different walking tours offered in the heart of this natural labyrinth will allow you to give free rein to your imagination.


Accommodation nearby

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Camping Les Clairettes

  • Fontes
  • 04 6 7 25 0 1 31
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Vacances camping 7 fonts

  • Agde
  • 02 4 4 71 8 6 20
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Vacances camping Le Castellas

  • Sete
  • 02 44 71 86 20
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La Côte Bleue

  • Bouzigues
  • 04 67 78 31 42

A day trends aquatic and marine

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By going to the Museum of Ephebe, we stop in the town of Pezenas to follow in the footsteps of Molière with the "Molière of Pezenas Scénovision". Will show trail an hour in 3D worth a visit. He also received the 2008 prize-Star Tourism in category "Tourism and New Technologies".

Ephèbe museum

Arrival at the Museum of Ephebe, just steps from the town of Agde, one discovers a museum devoted to underwater archeology. He has particular collection of bronze the largest in France. This visit will allow you to stroll between medieval pottery, weapons of royal fleet and many statues.

Bassin de Thau

To stay in the Marine Dynamics of the day, we invite you to explore the Bassin de Thau. Classified by UNESCO, it is the water point at the origin of oysters and mussels Bouzigues. The Thau lagoon is a natural marine environment unequaled in Europe that earned him the epithet "garden of the sea". Discover a unique dotted with small fishing harbors where colorful boats and fishing nets are in the spotlight. Enjoy your visit to the pool for strolling the streets of cities like setes or Frontignan.


Accommodation nearby

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Hôtel la Joie des Sables

  • Sete
  • 04 67 53 11 76
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Vacances camping Le Castellas

  • Sete
  • 02 44 71 86 20
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Hôtel Vila

  • Frontignan
  • 04 67 48 77 42
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Village Vacances Balaruc "Lo Solehau"

  • Balaruc-les-bains
  • 04 67 46 52 00

You get into the Arena or rather THE Arena (Beziers)

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The town of Beziers is full of history and a full day of his visit seems mandatory. Sub-Prefecture of and heir to a centuries-old history, Beziers invites you on a journey through time to discover are sumptuous past.

Arena of Beziers

Constuites in 1897 modeled on the Spanish arena, the arena of modern Béziers home during the month of August Fest spectacular jousting between men and bulls. With a capacity of 13,096 seats, they are the biggest arenas of this type in France. This gigantic building is visited throughout the year.

Museum Biterrois

If you want to learn more about the rich history and evolution of Beziers, visit the Museum of Beziers to discover its collections of paleontology, archeology, history and ethnology.

Cathedral of St. Nazaire

Perched on the heights of Beziers, St Nazaire dominates the plain of the Orb. Its exterior has atypical tunes fortress with architectural elements worthy of the old castles. Largest Gothic monument of the city, the cathedral is a symbol of Beziers.

Aqueduct of the Orb

Allowing the Canal du Midi to cross the Orb, it's one of the largest aqueducts in France.


Accommodation nearby

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Hôtel Résidence

  • Nissan-lez-enserune
  • 04 67 37 00 63
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Les Sables du midi

  • Valras-plage
  • 05 56 07 90 17
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Vacances camping La Yole

  • Valras-plage
  • 02 44 71 86 20
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Vacances camping Bleu Marine

  • Serignan
  • 02 44 71 86 20

Archeology to the Cathar city

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For this last day of the circuit we are almost there in the far south-west of the department. This day promises yet rich in discovery, searching program, landscapes and an outsized village's fascinating history.

Oppidum Ensérune

The Oppidum Ensérune is an archaeological site a national monument. It is the remains of a Gallic village among the largest of the Mediterranean South. This site offers a 360 ° panorama over the plain wine whose strange dry pond Montady form a kind of sun with its rays. On site, the museum presents the essential findings from excavations including a collection of ceramics and weapons Gallic.

Minerve

The village of Minerve is also classified in the "most beautiful villages in France". Perched on a promontory, it was once a refuge for the Cathars. It offers visitors a taste of their history as the most curious can deepen the Museum Hurepel (duration of visit 30 minutes). The village is witness to the perfect combination of heritage and nature that still shapes the corners of the village.

Conclusion of the circuit

The circuit that we offer you is not the only alternative to the discovery of the department of Herault. A panel of monuments, sites and places you have been introduced in order to help you discover the region. Full tracking of opportunities open to you yet, your expectations and your rate of travel. This circuit developed over 6 days following a logical geographical and cultural. Feel free to modify it and give us your opinion.


Accommodation nearby

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Domaine Les Cascals

  • Azille
  • 04 68 91 27 75
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Homair Vacances le Val de Cesse

  • Mirepeisset
  • 08 20 20 12 07
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Le Relais de l'Alaric

  • Moux
  • 04 68 43 97 68
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Hôtel Restaurant Lou Pradal

  • Le soulie
  • 04 67 95 03 26



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