Abbaye de Gellone - Saint Guilhem le Désert © OTISGVH
Pont du Diable - Aniane © OTISGVH
Abbaye de Gellone - Saint Guilhem le Désert © OTISGVH

Festivals and Traditions

Festival Nuits Couleurs © OT SGVH

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.

Légende © OT SGVH

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 © Mairie de St André

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.


Focus on...


Abbaye de Gellone © OT SGVH

Saint Guilhem le Désert

This Classified Site, is one of the most beautiful villages in France on St James' Way to Santiago de Compostella in western Spain...

Aniane, Pont du Diable © OTISTVH

Pont du Diable

Situated at the outlet of the Herault Gorges, the Pont du Diable is registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO...

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Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert - Hérault Valley Tourist Office
Accueil Gignac : 33(0)4 67 57 58 83
Accueil Grand Site de France "Saint Guilhem le Désert Gorges de l'Hérault" :
33(0)4 67 56 41 97

  • Office de Tourisme Intercommunal Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert - Vallée de l'Hérault
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