Pézènes in a nutshell
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The community of  Pézènes-les-Mines including  Pézènes, 5 hamlets and 2 domains is situated in the  region Languedoc-Roussillon - the heart of the Hérault district, 60 km from Montpellier - between Bédarieux and Clermont l'Hérault, 12 km from Lake Salagou, 8 km from Lake Olivette, 45 km from the Mediterranean. Here you can find places that are not as crowded as other regions of Southern France:

Within a perimeter of 20 km, you can discover:

Lake Salagou: Surrounded by red stone, this lake is the result of the construction of a water supply dam. It's an enormous swimmingpool for all those who like watersports. 
Mourèze: walks in the white dolomit rocks.
Villeneuvette: Former royal cloth factory from the 17th century
prehistoric copper mine «Pioch Farus» in Cabrières
Grandmont Abbey: Big arboreous parc, dolmens …
Soumartre: Open-air museum of apiculture and local flora

Within a perimeter of  40 km you can discover:

St. Guilhem le Désert: Picturesque village near the riverside of the Hérault with it's craftshops
Cirque de Navacelles: Washed-out basin of a small river. Surprising contrasts of nature in Languedoc
Sète: Town full of colours and atmosphere and an important harbour.
The Meditteranean
The Carroux Mountains
The Tarn Canyon
The  Millau Viaduct
The Cathar castles 

This is probably one of the best places to... 

taste some nice wine (we are near one of the most important wine-growing districts of Southern France
go for a hiking- or bicycle tour (you may find detailed guidebooks)
watch the stars at night (no light pollution, very clear nights)
swim and hang around at Lake Salagou (a lake in full nature, very good for windsurfing!)

location: low mountain range
altitude: 270 m above sea level
population figure: 200 inhabitants (6 per/ km²)

Surface area: 2.765 ha

10 km from Bedarieux
15 km from Clérmont l'Hérault
24 km from Pézenas
10 km from shopping center
village: Pézènes-les-Mines
hamlets: Le Mas-Bousquet,  Taussac,  Les Vignals, La Braunhe, Les Montades
domains: Pouzes, Roudanerques


International  airport  Montpellier-Mediterranean
airport Béziers-Vias
airport Carcassonne
TGV-station  Montpellier, and train or bus to  Bédarieux / Pézènes
Motorway A 9, la Languedocienne (Rhône-valley/Spain); exit 39 Montpellier west, follow direction Millau to exit Clermont l'Hérault, continue direction Bédarieux
or: motorway A 75 (gratis!), la Méridienne (Massif Central/Spain) via the new viadukt in Millau; exit : Lac du Salagou (follow direction Octon-Salasc-Bédarieux)


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