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Hérault, camping between land, air and water

Cirque de Mourèze dans l'Hérault
Cirque de Mourèze dans l'Hérault


The Hérault, a department in the Occitanie region in the south of France, takes its name from the coastal river that runs through it. With a lot of sunshine, its location on the Mediterranean, its large beaches along the coast, its popular seaside resorts, its pretty villages and towns such as Montpellier and its natural sites such as the Clamouze cave... the Hérault is an ideal place for a camping holiday dedicated to discovery and idleness

Campsites in the Hérault

This is one of the departments with the most campsites, with 239 campsites in Hérault, the most difficult thing will certainly be to make a choice! To help you make your choice, here is our selection: Camping Les Fleurs d'Agde **** on the banks of the Hérault and 2.5km from the Mediterranean, it also has a large pool area. Camping L'Etoile de Mer **** in Sérignan has a swimming pool with slides and horse riding 100 metres away. Or the campsite Les Méditerranées Nouvelle Floride ***** by the sea with direct access to the beach and a complete water park.

Visits not to be missed in Hérault

Capital of the Languedoc region and labelled in 2019 as a City of Art and History, Montpellier is the must-see city of the Hérault. The modern Antigone district, the historic centre and the Three Graces fountain, the Peyrou promenade and its view of the Saint-Loup peak will no longer hold any secrets for you.

Like Montpellier, Pézenas has been awarded the Ville d'Art et d'Histoire label. Nestled between Béziers and Montpellier, this small town with its picturesque streets was the home of Molière, with its remarkably well-preserved pedestrianised historic centre, its superb private mansions with their ironwork covered balconies, its cobbled streets, Pézenas is nicknamed the Versailles of Languedoc. Don't hesitate to enter the craftsmen's stalls, it is difficult to leave Pézenas without a handmade trinket!

Dating back 160 million years, the cirque of Mourèze is a 300 hectare dolomitic complex. A geological originality forming a group of unevenly shaped rocks, it is a real natural curiosity ideal for discovering through a hike that allows you to smell the pine trees at the foot of the rocks and to hear the cicadas singing. The starting point of the hiking trails is also accessible from the village of Mourèze, which is an opportunity to visit this charming village perched on a rocky outcrop. Finally, from the belvedere of the Parc des Courtinals you will have a splendid view of the cirque.

Close to the cirque of Mourèze, the Salagou lake is known for the red colour of the earth that surrounds it, caused by a geological phenomenon. With a surface area of 750 hectares, it extends over six communes. Created to constitute a water reserve useful for irrigation, it also serves as an open-air base where one can indulge in water sports such as canoeing, paddling etc. Swimming is also permitted and supervised with equipped beaches.

Classified as a scientific site, the Clamouse cave was discovered in 1945. Located in the Hérault gorges, it is one of the most important crystalline formations in France. During the visit, you can observe the concretions on the ceiling, the floor and the walls of the cave, which sparkle in the light, magnificent! For the more sporty, a "speleopark" trail invites you to explore the cave while learning about speleology... why not?

400 metres from the cave, don't miss the Pont du Diable, a place of medieval legend and a real attraction of the region!

Three kilometres from the Clamouse cave, still in the heart of the Hérault gorges, lies the village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert. It is particularly famous for its Gellone Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The medieval town is a real jewel, the old houses with their cobbled streets and stone staircases, the charming little craft shops, and its fountain sheltered by its pretty square, immediately take you back into the past. Finally, don't leave without having climbed to the top of the city to observe a superb view of the valley.


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