The Salagou Valley

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The Salagou Valley Grand Site

Discover an exceptional, protected setting. A unique site preserved from urban development, classified Natura 2000. In the center of Languedoc, the combination of geological phenomena creates a surprising palette of contrasting colors, textures and shapes. Favored by favorable weather, ideal for family vacations, the Salagou Valley unveils unique landscapes. For more than 40 years, thanks to the hand of man, Lac du Salagou has blended the deep blue of its waters with the scarlet folds of “ruffe”, a 250-million-year-old rock. With a surface area of 750 hectares, it covers the communes of Clermont l’Hérault, Liausson, Octon, Salasc, Celles and Le Puech. Water sports centers offer a wide range of activities on and around the lake. An ideal place for family outings, for mountain bike enthusiasts, the Salagou offers numerous hiking and mountain bike trails, or simply to enjoy the sunshine.

Explore the shores of the lake on 28 km of hiking trails, offering panoramic views of the cirque de Mourèze, witness to the region’s characteristic iron oxide. The Salagou valley, a veritable natural gem, seduces lovers of the great outdoors and tranquillity with its exceptional landscape. Enjoy this unique destination in France. Camping Le Lac du Salagou is an ideal base for exploring the charms of the Clermont-l’Hérault region.

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A unique view of the Salagou: the Cirque de Mourèze hike and Mont Liausson

From the spectacular rock formations of the cirque de Mourèze to the magnificent view of Lac du Salagou and the Cévennes from Mont Liausson, this beautiful hike will never cease to amaze walkers with the beauty of its scenery. All along the path leading to the summit of the mountain, remarkable viewpoints allow you to discover the cirque de Mourèze from different angles and appreciate the impressive character of this natural site.
But it’s only once we’ve reached the summit that we can take full advantage of the exceptional panorama that spreads out at our feet over the Lac du Salagou, with the barrier of the Cevennes mountains in the background.
A must-do hike.

Explore the exceptional natural beauty of the Cirque de Mourèze during your stay at Camping Le Lac du Salagou! This picturesque site, just a stone’s throw from the campsite, offers an unforgettable experience in the heart of the rocky landscape of the dolomitic cirque. Hiking enthusiasts will be delighted by the Courtinals trail, offering breathtaking views of Lac du Salagou and the village of Mourèze.
Follow the paths marked by holm oaks and discover the dolomitic chaos, where strange shapes and natural sculptures rise up from the landscape.
The Col de Portes, an ideal starting point for explorers, leads to the summit of Mont Liausson, offering spectacular views of the surrounding area. Don’t miss the Courtinals Belvedere for memorable shots, ideal for any camera enthusiast.
In summer, despite the heat, the Cirque de Mourèze remains a magical place to discover, with trails such as the Chemin des Charbonniers guiding you through the rocky chaos. Immerse yourself in this unique site, where Salagou and Cirque de Mourèze meet to create an unforgettable experience in the heart of unspoilt nature.

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