Montpellier and Herault region

Montpellier|Cirque of Navacelles| More info the medieval village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert |Channels of Sète|Béziers|The Clamouse cave|

Description
Themes : heritage, culture, nature, cruise

To set the Hérault, tends often to compare its territory to an amphitheatre open facing the sea. From the foothills of the South of the Massif Central to the Mediterranean Sea through garrigues spaces and the low plain of the Languedoc wine region, the geography of the Hérault is marked by the diversity of its landscapes and its typical Mediterranean climate.


Accomodation
Hotel Kyriad Antigone, Montpellier, France (en)
Hôtel
This Kyriad is a 15-minute walk from the Place de la Comedie in the centre of Montpellier....
Guest house Le Sens Six, Montpellier, France (en)
Hôtel
Featuring a terrace and a garden, Le Sens Six is located 2.3 km from Montpellier's city centre. Free WiFi access is available....
B&B L'Escarpée Belle, Sète, France (en)
Hôtel
L'Escarpée Belle features panoramic views of the sea and an outdoor swimming pool, heated in season....
The stages
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Olargues
The ancient walled city of Olargues seduces to Pebble-paved streets and covered passages. Ranked among "the most beautiful villages of France", Olargues has the distinction of being located on a bedrock forming a hill and which is almost surrounded by the waters of the Jaur.
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Minerva
Former Cathar stronghold situated between Cevennes and Montagne Noire, Minerva is classified "Most beautiful Villages of France". It forms a beautiful set with its this natural setting, its bridge and its houses perched on a rocky outcrop.
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The oppidum of Ensérune
The oppidum of Ensérune is an archaeological site comprising the remains of a village occupied, near Béziers, between the 6th century BC (iron age) and the 1st century a.d.
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Béziers
Béziers the Canal du Midi and the site 9 locks of Fonseranes are inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage list. In the midst of the great plain Languedoc Béziers is a peaceful city where he makes good live and walk.
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Pézenas
Pézenas is a city of Art and history with a beautiful heritage with many mansions from the 16th to the 18th centuries and pretty cobbled streets lined with shops of handicrafts.
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Valmagne Abbey
Valmagne 12th century Cistercian Abbey is located in the heart of the Languedoc vineyards. The cloister and its beautiful octagonal fountain, the Gothic church, the Chapterhouse and the medieval garden inciting meditation.
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Sète
Dubbed the 'Venice of the Languedoc', it is the first port of fishing in the Mediterranean. The city seduces with its old port, its canals, bridges and buildings with beautiful coloured facades.
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Palavas-les-Flots
Palavas-les-Flots is crossed by a channel, a cable can pass from one shore to the other. The lighthouse of the Mediterranean presents a magnificent shoreline, ponds and the Cévennes.
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Montpellier
Capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region, the city of Montpellier has preserved its past a rich heritage to discover.
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Montpeyroux
Ranked "Most beautiful Village of France", Montpeyroux draws its keep on a bunch of arkose houses which gives a southern air to this old winegrower village yet very auvergnat.
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The Clamouse cave
The Clamouse cave is distinguished by the originality of its crystallizations and the whiteness of its concretions. Of the fine crystallizations of dazzling whiteness, are rather rare in the caves.
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Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert
The medieval village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert is part of "most beautiful villages of France" and he received the Label "great site of France". The benedictine Abbey of Gellone is listed in the world heritage of the UNESCO.
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The Demoiselles cave
The Demoiselles cave is a real underground Cathedral. The famous stalagmite of the Virgin and child is unique in the world.
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Cirque of Navacelles
The cirque de Navacelles, which is part of the «Grands Sites de France"is a sublime and unique landscape with the canyon dug by the river screw. Located in the territory of the Causses and Cevennes, it is classified in the world heritage of humanity by UNESCO.
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Lodève
City of Art and history Lodève is a former influential Episcopal city until the French Revolution and a textile industrial center of primary importance in the 18th and 19th centuries.
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