Visite the natural or historical sites (some samples)
Salagou Lake 20’
Well known in the area for the vivid colours of the lake and its surroundings it is very popular for various water sports, walking and cycling.
Le Cirque de Mourèze 20’
The Cirque is an extensive natural amphitheatre (it covers almost 1000 acres / 300 hectares) of dolomites -
There are several marked trails that lead through the cirque, of varying length taking between one hour and three hours to complete. Be sure to explore one of these because it is close up that the landscape is most strange and fascinating, in the most intact ‘cirque of dolomites’ in Europe.
Saint Guilhem le Désert 30’ du gîte
Saint Guilhem le Desert, one of the ‘most beautiful villages of France’. Set in the Gellone Valley, it is in a beautiful and remote location, surrounded by the wild and rugged countryside of the Herault Gorges, with steep slopes and cliffs poised high over the village.
Several hiking start from the village.
Le Pont du Diable 30’
The Pont du Diable on the Hérault River is one of many bridges in France with this name (it means Devil’s bridge). It is located over a steep-sided gorge, about 4 km north-west of Aniane in the Hérault département.
Constructed by Benedictine monks in the first half of the 11th century, it provided a link between the abbey at Aniane and the Gellone Abbey at Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert. Though subsequently widened and raised several metres around 1770, it has retained its original shape.
L’abbaye de Valmagne à15’ (Private )
Welcome to the Abbaye of Valmagne. The actual church in classical Gothic style was begun in 1257 on the foundations of the original Romanesque Chapel, which had become too small for the increasing number of monks. Inspired from the great cathedrals of the north of France, it has 83 meters long and 24.5 meter high.