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The Great Site of France "Gorges de l'Hérault"

Let the Hérault gorges recharge your batteries!

A world of rock, white water and dazzling lights, the Grand Site de France Gorges de l'Hérault is a mosaic of grandiose and unspoiled landscapes, conducive to wonder and rejuvenation. Descending from the Cévennes, in the Séranne massif, near the Pic Saint-Loup, the Hérault river has carved wild gorges, both green and mineral. In the Languedoc Piedmont, it leads to the Devil's Bridge on a vast plain, where vines and olive trees reign.

At the heart of the Grand Site de France, the medieval village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert has been home to the remarkable Gellone Abbey since the 9th century, which will shine over a myriad of medieval towns, churches, chapels and bridges on the way to Saint- Jacques-de-Compostelle. Today, the Devil's Bridge and Gellone Abbey, emblematic landmarks of the Camino d'Arles, are listed as World Heritage by UNESCO under the Ways of Saint-Jacques-de-Compostela in France.

A haven of spirituality and a favorite spot for nature lovers, the Hérault gorges have inspired men for thousands of years, who here perpetuate traditions and know-how: potters, glassmakers, winegrowers, olive growers, farmers ...

The Grand Site de France label, renewed in 2018 over a scope extended to ten municipalities, recognizes the quality of the sustainable development approach carried out by the communities of municipalities of Grand Pic St Loup, Vallée de l'Hérault and Cévennes Gangeoises et Suménoises and their partners.

Our Grand Site de France now has ten towns and villages, which we strongly recommend that you discover:

Aniane, charming medieval town famous for its abbey with a turbulent history

Montpeyroux, in the heart of a renowned vineyard and dominated by a splendid castellas

Puéchabon, village in medieval circulade, in the heart of the scrubland

Saint-Jean-de-Fos, enjoying a long pottery tradition and in full revival

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, a remarkable site and a jewel of Languedoc Romanesque art

… And the newcomers who joined us!

Argelliers, village of the Occitan poet Max Rouquette, vines, holm oaks from the scrubland ... here is the key to the trip ...

Brissac, green island in the middle of the scrubland

Saint-Martin-de-Londres, small medieval alleys which jealously hide an exceptional Romanesque church classified as a historic monument

Causse-de-la-Selle, an oasis of freshness and greenery between Hérault and Buèges

Notre-Dame-de-Londres, peaceful village offering to see a curious Romanesque church.

Gorges de l'Hérault
Le Ravin des Arcs

Le Ravin des Arcs© Rémy Masséglia

Le Pont du Diable

Le Pont du Diable© Hervé Leclair

Where do the Hérault gorges begin?

Linking Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert and Aniane, the Devil's Bridge marks the beginning of the famous Gorges de l'Hérault: in any season, walk on the deck of this work of medieval human genius, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. , a unique point of view awaits you!

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