Region Languedoc-Roussillon stretches across an area of over 27.800 km²
(5 % of the surface of France) from the Mediterranean to the Massif
Central (1800 m) and the Pyrenees (2700 m)
scenery varying a lot with differences in altitudes, rock formations and
flora. There are thousands of good reasons for looking forward to a
diversified holiday in this wonderful area.
you appreciate more, the manifoldness being the special richness of the
area , seaside, mountains, vineyards, wooded hinterland... or 300 days of
annual sunshine - just never forget to enjoy the local specialities.
like paradise for the gourmet of wines, great wines like Faugères,
The gourmet can enjoy seafood from the Bassin of Thau and other
local specialities like top quality olive oil, ham, honey and many
more.The oysters from Bouzigues
are world famous. Come and discover the culinary treasures of the
Panorama beach Palavas-les-Flots
360° Panorama Cape d'Agde: Tequila Plage
Hérault, tourist paradise
Hérault stretches from large costal plains in the west, bordering the
Aude district, to the river Vidourle in the east, declining from the
meager and mountainous plateau of the Larzac to the sunny beaches of the
Mediterranean. The «hauts cantons» in the north are sparsely
populated and have a unique scenic charm. Many villages invite to share
their vitality and offer attractions for everybody. The south is the
land of mountains, rivers and lakes. First to mention is lake Salagou with
manifold shores, ten minutes from Pézènes. The bigger towns are in the
costal area. Many well known sandy beaches seam the coast of the
is generous and of great variety, especially in the natural parks, the Hérault
gorges and the numerous lakes and rivers. Depending on the time of the
year the landscape glows with intense colours of red sandstone, whin or
autumnal wine. Great panoramic views.
A consideral number of
cultural events can be found in the Hérault. Traditional
celebrations as well as numerous dancing-and theatre events liven the
towns and historic villages up, not only in the summer. Lots of reasons
for the visitor to celebrate with locals and to enjoy life to the fullest.
Unique attractions are waiting :
||Lake Salagou (Lac du Salagou)
real storage lake with 125 Million cubic meters of freshwater! The
Lake offers a variety of watersports such as swimming, windsurfing,
sailing, fishing, no motor-boats ... The colours are very intense,
red rocks in contrary to green flora, yellow whinflowers and the intense
blue of sky and water.
Panorama Lake Salagou
formations of Mourèze (Cirque
most famous dolomite formations in Europe, beautiful scenery, which can
easily be discovered and climbed. Kids love it.
name "Larzac", stands for effective resistance of ordinary
people who stood up against damage and distruction of this maegre district
in a tough and long-lasting campaign and prevented a military base.
The campaign for Larzac is symbol of other resistance movements like the
movement against the negative results of globalisation. Today the area is
a home for sheep who provide the raw product for the famous Roquefort
cheese which maturates in natural caves. The newest attraction is the new
viaduct near Millau, leading over the Tarn valley.
the heart of Larzac this medieval unit proofs evidence of the order of
knighthood (Templer, Hospitalier) at times of the crusades in the
south of France.
Canyon of Navacelles (Cirque
naturally developped canyon being one of the most grandiose and
spectacular canyons in Europe. Over the centuries the little river Vis,
which flows into the Hérault, washed this canyon out. The village of
Navacelles lies at the bottom of the canyon, framed by the Vis.
delicious specialty of sheeps cheese matures here in the crevices of
Combalou, which has been used for this purpose for many centuries. The
famous Roquefort, a very hearty blue mold cheese.
Michel de Grandmont
only Abbey in the area with a completely conserved cloister.
Cave of Clamouse,
Labeil and others
the unique world underground. The Hérault valley is rich in superb and
manifold stalactite caves. Some of them are amongst the best caves in the
Guilhelm le Désert,
canyons and valleys of Hérault
picturesque village near Montpellier in extraordinary heathland with
various canyons and stalactite caves. Founded in the times of Charlemagne
is it now among the nicest villages in France. The Hérault offers
many nice spots for swimming such as the Devil´s Bridge near the
Clamouse Cave which is very adventurous and from where the brave
ones jump down into the river.
and the beaches of the Mediterranean
town of Sête has got two famous sons: the poet Paul Valérie who
rests on the cemetary on the coast (cimetière marin) while the
famous singer Georges Brassens rests on the Py cemetary, situated on the
Etang. Discover the mediterranean port the vibrant town, the beaches at
the Corniche and the seaside, the hinterland and the vineyards. Balaruc,
Bouzigues and Frontignan provide culinary specialties. Seafood and wine
are the basis of many excellent dishes that should be tried. The Etang of
Thau is semi-enclosed water, directly at the seaside.
walks in Sète with 360° Panorama
Canal du Midi
architecture. Connecting the Mediterranean with the Atlantic Ocean
is an idea that dates back to the ancient world but was carried out much
later. The Canal du Midi offers new acces to this historically rich area.
Paradise for the leisure skipper. The Canal du Midi has been declared
World Heritage Site by the Unesco.
Saint-Jean de Fos and other round villages
round villages were built around the year 1000. A circular historic center
that developed around the roman "castrum", best views from
vividly commemorates Molière, the classical comedian, forming the
cultural life of the town. With his company of actors Molière spent
several years in this town. Very charming little town with numerous
courtyards from the Renaissance. Only a few kilometers from the beaches. A
classical cultural walk.
Panorama Pezenas: Prieuré de Saint Jean de Bébian
Park Haut Languedoc
Park is a true mosaic of manifold landscapes. The Caroux-mountains,
the Montagne Noire, the Lacaune- and Orb-mountains, the lake plateau
of Sidobre, vineyards and valleys. Since prehistoric times the
mountains and caves offered retreat for the humans. For thousands of
years they lived on the rich flora and fauna of this mountaineous area.
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