This town built at the foot of the Cevennes foothills is an old crossroads of Roman roads. A castle and ramparts attest to the medieval character of Clermont l'Hérault, which was first mentioned in the 12th century.
MOUREZE, 5 minutes away
The picturesque village of Mourèze is a protected geological site. This 8km long dolomitic cirque contains blocks of rocks sometimes over 100 meters high, shaped by erosion over millions of years.
SAINT GUILHEM LE DESERT, 25km away
Saint Guilhem le Désert is a medieval village built at the foot of limestone cliffs. It is one of the stages on the Way of Saint James and is about 23 minutes (25km) from Clermont l'Hérault.
THE CLAMOUSE CAVE, 20 minutes away
The Clamouse Cave was discovered in the summer of 1945 by Mr. Laurès and his Montpellier caving club team. With a total length of about 4km, the cave is currently being classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
SAINT JEAN DE FOS, 12 minutes away
The Pont du Diable: “It seems that the devil would have offered his services for the creation of the bridge in exchange for the soul of the first person who would cross it. Once the bridge was finished, a baptised cat crossed it with an old frying pan hung on its tail. Annoyed, the devil wanted to destroy the bridge but did not succeed.”
LES GORGES de l’HERAULT, 15 minutes away
The Hérault river has its source at Mont Aigoual at 1400 metres altitude (about 80km from Montpellier). Sites not to be missed such as the village of Laroque or the Pont du Diable.
PEZENAS, 20 minutes away
Former Roman colony, the city was attached to the crown of France in 1261. It is then a rich town, famous for trade. Molière frequently lived in the town between 1653 and 1657 and wrote “Les précieuses ridicules” there. Today, the city is famous for its many art shops.
VILLENEUVETTE, 5 minutes away
This renowned textile town created in 1670 by a Clermont l'Hérault merchant became the Royal manufacturer in 1677 thanks to Louis XIV. Very pleasant walk in the Villeneuvette gardens. Not to be missed.
Prieuré de St Michel de GRANDMONT, 15 minutes away
Close to Saint-Privat, not far from Lodève. Listed monuments (church, cathedral, cloister and convent buildings) from the XIIth century. Splendid view with a panorama to the sea, sunny days...
LODEVE, 10 minutes away
The Herault sub-prefecture invites you to discover a rich built heritage, from the Saint-Pierre church to the Manufacture de la savonnerie (factory making beautiful carpets for the Mobilier National, a French national service agency) via the Fleury Museum
MONTPELLIER, 30 minutes away
Montpellier reveals its treasures of the city centre, well worth lingering over... We discover its medieval monuments such as St. Peter's Cathedral or St. Anne's Church ... But also its Arc de Triomphe, recently renovated, the opéra comédie, the fountain of the 3 graces, the Peyrou esplanade.
BEZIERS, 30 minutes away
Mediterranean Béziers, a region with a triple identity: sea, city and vines. A Languedoc trilogy where the way of life is played out. From the ‘big blue’ to the vine covered hillsides, from the old vine of Béziers to the Canal du Midi.
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