Herault places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Herault department of the Languedoc-Roussillon region. See also our detailed Herault guide.

Herault sightseeing and tourist information

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Agde

Agde is a very pleasant, unspoiled town a few kilometres from the Mediterranean coast [...]

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Aigne

The fortified village centre of Aigne make it one of our favourite Minervois villages [...]

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Avene

More famous for the beauty products produced here, the steep streets of the old village of Avene are also enjoyable [...]

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Balaruc-le-Vieux

Balaruc-le-Vieux is a small village on the Etang-de-Thau and near Balaruc-le-Bains, a long-established spa town [...]

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Beziers

Beziers is a lively, thriving town with a good number of interesting monuments to see [...]

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Bouzigues

No visit to Bouzigues, on the Etang de Thau, would be complete without sampling the fresh oysters and mussels [...]

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Cap d'Agde

The resort at Cap d'Agde is one of the liveliest on the Languedoc coast, well known for its naturist and non-naturi [...]

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Cirque de Moureze

The Cirque de Moureze is one of the loveliest scenic spectacles in northern Languedoc-Roussillon [...]

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Clermont-l'Herault

Clermont-l'Herault is a pleasant place to take a break if you are exploring the scenery of the region such as the L [...]

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Etang de Thau

The large lagoon of the Etang de Thau has several interesting small fishing villages around its edges [...]

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La Grande-Motte

The 1960's architecture gives La Grande-Motte its unique character, and the long beach attracts the crowds! [...]

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Le Lac-du-Salagou

The Lac-du-Salagou is a popular leisure lake with a wide range of activities and several places of interest close b [...]

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Les Matelles

The small medieval village of Les Matelles makes a pleasant break from the coast when you are staying near Montpell [...]

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Lodeve

It is undoubtedly the Saint-Fulcran cathedral that will form the centre of your visit to Lodeve [...]

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Loupian

Take a stroll around the town of Loupian, then visit the 1st century mosaics at the nearby Roman villa [...]

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Lunas and area

Lunas is one of the villages in the attractive 'Land of Mountains and Springs' region of Herault [...]

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Maguelone

The Cathedral at Maguelone stands on a small volcanic island on the southern edge of the Etang de Thau [...]

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Marseillan

Marseillan is one of the liveliest harbour towns on the Etng de Thau [...]

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Meze

The harbour is the centre of activity in the fishing village of Meze, with oyster production active here for hundre [...]

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Minerve

The ancient streets of the attractive village of Minerve are very pleasant to explore, and you also have great view [...]

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Montpellier

The most vibrant city on the Languedoc coast, Montpellier is a very lively university town [...]

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Olargues

With a lovely medieval centre and the scenic background of the Jaur river that encircles Olargues this is one of ou [...]

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Palavas-les-Flots

At Palavas-les-Flots you will find a long beach and a resort that is popular in summer [...]

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Pezenas

The wide range of architecture and its unspoiled character make Pezenas one of our favourite towns in the region [...]

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Roquebrun

The seting on the River Orb and the Mediterranean garden add to the charm of this small, unspoiled town [...]

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Saint-Chinian

The busy village of Saint-Chinian in the Minerves is best known for the good quality wind produced here [...]

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Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert

Even as you approach Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert along the Gorges de l'Herault you can see it is rather special - and [...]

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Saint-Martin-de-Londres

There are various historic buildings of interest in Saint-Martinde-Londres village including a 12th century roman s [...]

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Sete

Sete is a very active harbour town on the Etang de Thu [...]

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Villeneuvette

Villeneuvette is a pretty small village, interesting because it was originally built as a cloth factory with housin [...]

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For more information about the department see the detailed Herault travel guide

 
 

Market towns & days in Herault

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Agde: Tuesday & Wednesday (high season only)
Agde: Thursday & Sunday & Saturday
Aniane: Thursday
Balaruc-les-Bains: Tuesday & Friday
Bedarieux: Monday all day
Bessan: Tuesday & Sunday
Capestang: Sunday
Castelnau-le-Lez: Thursday & Saturday & Friday
Gigean: Tuesday
Gignac: Saturday
La Grande-Motte: Sunday
La Grande-Motte: Thursday (high season only)
Lamalou-les-Bains: Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday
Lattes: Wednesday & Sunday
Lunel: Thursday & Sunday
Marseillan: Monday & Wednesday & Friday & Saturday (high season only)
Marseillan: Tuesday
Marsillargues: Tuesday
Mauguio: Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day
Olonzac: Tuesday
Palavas-les-Flots: Sunday (high season only)
Palavas-les-Flots: Wednesday & Monday & Friday
Paulhan: Thursday
Pezenas: Saturday all day
Portiragnes: Every day except Thursday & Saturday (high season only)
Saint-Chinian: Thursday & Sunday
Saint-Gely-du-Fesc: Thursday & Saturday
Saint-Pons-de-Thomieres: Wednesday & Sunday
Serignan: Wednesday & Monday & Friday
Sete: Wednesday & Monday & Friday

Selected tourist attractions in the Herault department

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

Zoo or wildlife park

Parc zoologique de Lunaret

4* Towns in Bloom

Fraisse-sur-Agout

Ville d'etape

Le Caylar

Sites of Natural Beauty

Cirque du Moureze

Etang de Thau

Etangs du Bagnas

Grotte de la Clamouse

Grotte des Demoiselles

Secteur Sauvegardé (protected historical town centre)

Beziers: Tourist guide

Montpellier: Tourist guide

Pezenas: Tourist guide

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Jardin des carrières de Saint-Adrien

Parc et jardin du château de Margon

Parc et jardins du château de Flaugergues

Regional Natural Parcs

Haut-Languedoc

towns classified as Recommended Detours

Lodeve: Tourist guide

Pezenas: Tourist guide

National Monuments

Enserune

Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Minerve: Tourist guide

Olargues: Tourist guide

Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert: Tourist guide

UNESCO world heritage sites

Canal du Midi: Tourist guide

Saint Jean de Fos pont du diable (monuments on French pilgrim routes)

St Guilhem le Desert ancienne abbaye (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide

Grand Sites of France

Cirque de Navacelles

Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert / Gorges de l'Herault

Valle du Salagou

Aquarium

Mare Nostrum