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Discover the Festivals and Traditions of the Hérault Valley!

Want to dance? Sing? Have fun? Throughout the year, the 28 municipalities of the Hérault Valley invite you to join their festivals. Come and celebrate local traditions, culture and the ‘totemic’animals of the valley.

Légendes

The Legends

Venture into this Valley of Legends where reality co-exists with imagination and wonder!  Find details in the travel book of the famous Pont du Diable legend and other fascinating stories from the Hérault Valley.

Cochon noir de Saint André de Sangonis

Totemic Animals

Each year, during traditional cultural events, the inhabitants of some villages in the Hérault Valley make totemic animals from wood and fabric which are paraded and presented to the locals (and visitors!) in a festival echoing ancient pagan customs.