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21 April 2021  |  Tourism, Holidays

The essential sites of Hérault

If you are on vacation for a short or long stay in Hérault, we have prepared a list of must-see sites for you. The Hérault is rich in its geographical location... and in its many curiosities, not to be missed.

1) The Gorges de l'Hérault

A good day in perspective!

You can swim or take a canoe trip from Pont du Diable between Aniane and Saint-Jean de Fos. The bridge dates from the 11th century. It is classified as World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO under the Ways of Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle in France.

The gorges of the Hérault

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2) Cirque de Navacelles

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You will discover the heritages of agro-pastoralism *, its landscapes, the exceptional biodiversity of the site (fauna / flora), the megaliths (dolmens, cromlechs, menhirs...)

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To get to the territory of the Grand Site du Cirque de Navacelles, we offer several discovery routes, between the Hérault gorges, the Arre gorges and the Vis gorges. The vast expanses of the 3 Southern Causses of Larzac, Blandas and Campestre-et-le-Luc.

* Agro-pastoralism refers to livestock, landscape or socio-economic situations in which agriculture is intimately associated with pastoralism.

3) The Devil's Bridge

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18 meters high, the Pont du Diable is an impressive structure built between 1028 and 1031. Located at the entrance to the Hérault gorges, it measures 50 m.

In summer, it is possible to swim on a supervised beach. It makes a great alternative to crowded beaches in the middle of summer.

4) The village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert


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Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert is a village developed all around the Abbey of Gellone. An essential site to visit during your holidays in Hérault, this medieval city is an open-air museum.

5) Pic Saint-Loup

Ideal site for hikers.

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Leave your car aside, and walk for about 1 hour to reach the summit at 658 meters altitude, Pic Saint-Loup. The reward is on arrival with a breathtaking view of the Cévennes, the Mediterranean Sea but also the Canigou and Mont Ventoux.

6) Sète


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A popular city for taking a break for a weekend, Sète is a very charming city due to its proximity to the sea. Fishing is a frequent habit, the streets of the city invite you to stroll.

7) La Grande-Motte and its architecture

La Grande Motte

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La Grande-Motte is a town in the Hérault well known for its unusual architecture. In addition, in 2010, the resort obtained the "20th Century Heritage" label.

If you are on holiday in the area, you can find all of our holiday homes in the Hérault.

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Amélie Roca

I am a Community Manager for Pure France as well as the host of Pure France TV, presenting high quality rental homes all over France.

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