The Region

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The Region
Route Description
You can easily visit the castles of the ‘Cathars’ at a 2 hours drive distance (Peyrepéthuse, Quéribus).

The splendid city of Carcassonne is only a 50 min. drive away.

Carcassonne  Carcassonne  

At about 20 kilometres, you can visit the artificial lake of ‘Salagou’ with the volcanic hills surrounding it.

Salagou is a non-touristical but extremely beautiful site where no speedboats or engines are allowed.

lake of Salagou

A little further away, you can visit the splendour of the ‘Cirque de Mourèze’ which is an impressive rock formation where you can walk around for many hours.

Cirque de Mourèze  Cirque de Mourèze  

The Mediterranean is at a 45 min. drive. Valras-Plage is a small and typical French ‘coast’ village where your children can play on the beach and where you can enjoy a cold drink or an ice cream in one of the numerous bars.

Valras-Plage  Valras-Plage  

Each Saturday, there is a market in Pézénas, in the direction of Cap d'Agde, that shows the real flavour of France. Pézénas, where the famous French writer Molière lived shortly, is a touristical city but is really worth visiting. There are a lot of typical ‘art’ shops that are worth visiting.

market in Pézénas  market in Pézénas  

Béziers is the capital of the department and can be easily reached by taking the ‘departmental’ road. It will take you around 35 min. to go to the town centre. Béziers is a typical southern city where you have everything you need: small restaurants, bars, shops, an open market, banks, etc......

If you are in Béziers, you should definitely visit the ‘neuf écluses’: they are a remarkable artefact.

Béziers  Pont-Vieux  neuf écluses  

Other tourist sites that are in reach are: the ‘Gorges d’Héric’, the ‘Gorges d’Hérault’, the ‘Grotte de la Clamouse’ and the ‘Grotte des Demoiselles’, the ‘Cirque de Navacelles’, Cap d’Agde (Aqualand) and Grau d’Agde, Saint Guilhem le Désert, Olargues, Minerve, ...

Gorges d’Héric’  Grotte de la Clamouse  

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