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Avene tourism and travel guide

Photo of Avene in Herault

Visit Avene: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: More famous for the beauty products produced here, the steep streets of the old village of Avene are also enjoyable to explore

Avene is situated in the Herault department and Occitanie region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Avene. For detailed visitor information see the Avene travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lodeve at 18 km and Le Lac-du-Salagou at 24 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Avene, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Avene in Occitanie.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Lunas and area

Lunas and area

at 9 km (direction east-north-east)

Lunas is one of the villages in the attractive 'Land of...

See Lunas and area guide
Lodeve

Lodeve

at 18 km (direction east)

It is undoubtedly the Saint-Fulcran cathedral that will form the...

See Lodeve guide
Le Lac-du-Salagou

Le Lac-du-Salagou

at 24 km (direction east-south-east)

The Lac-du-Salagou is a popular leisure lake with a wide...

See Le Lac-du-Salagou guide
La Couvertoirade

La Couvertoirade

Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction north-east), in the Aveyron department

La Couvertoirade, listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France',...

See La Couvertoirade guide
 
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Cirque de Moureze

Cirque de Moureze

at 26 km (direction east-south-east)

The Cirque de Moureze is one of the loveliest scenic spectacles...

See Cirque de Moureze guide
Olargues

Olargues

Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction south-west)

With a lovely medieval centre and the scenic background of...

See Olargues guide
Belmont-sur-Rance

Belmont-sur-Rance

at 28 km (direction west), in the Aveyron department

The Cevennes village of Belmont-sur-Rance is small but very enjoyable...

See Belmont-sur-Rance guide
Roquebrun

Roquebrun

at 29 km (direction south-south-west)

The seting on the River Orb and the Mediterranean garden add to...

See Roquebrun guide
Villeneuvette

Villeneuvette

at 29 km (direction east-south-east)

Villeneuvette is a pretty small village, interesting because it was originally...

See Villeneuvette guide
Clermont-l'Herault

Clermont-l'Herault

at 31 km (direction east-south-east)

Clermont-l'Herault is a pleasant place to take a break...

See Clermont-l'Herault guide
Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert

Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert

Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction east)

Even as you approach Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert along the Gorges de...

See Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert guide
Millau bridge

Millau bridge

Bridge at 37 km (direction north-north-west), in the Aveyron department

Millau Bridge (the Viaduc de Millau) is a modern...

See Millau bridge guide
Peyre

Peyre

Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction north-north-west), in the Aveyron department

Close to Millau Bridge, the small village of Peyre...

See Peyre guide
Millau

Millau

at 38 km (direction north-north-west), in the Aveyron department

The town of Millau is a lively traditional town,...

See Millau guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Herault

Map of places to visit near Avene

 
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Markets in and near Avene

  • Bedarieux: market Monday all day (16km)
  • Lamalou-les-Bains: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (18km)
  • Saint-Affrique: market Thursday & Saturday (28km)
  • Paulhan: market Thursday (38km)
  • Millau: market Wednesday & Friday (38km)
  • Gignac: market Saturday (38km)
  • Saint-Chinian: market Thursday & Sunday (39km)
  • Aniane: market Thursday (40km)
  • Saint-Pons-de-Thomieres: market Wednesday & Sunday (40km)
  • Pezenas: market Saturday all day (42km)

More information about Avene, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Avene, France

What to do at Avene? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Avene.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Grands Causses (32km)
  • Haut-Languedoc (41km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Sylvanès (Sylvanes) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Cirice (Brousse-le-Chateau) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin du château de Margon (34km)
  • Jardin des carrières de Saint-Adrien (40km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Caroux (19km)
  • Cirque du Moureze (26km)
  • Cirque de Mourèze (26km)
  • Cirque de Vissec (33km)
  • Céressou (33km)
  • Grotte de la Clamouse (37km)
  • Chaos de Montpellier-le-Vieux (42km)
  • Grotte de la Devèze (44km)
  • Abîme de Bramabiau (50km)
  • Mont Aigoual (56km)
  • Etang de Thau (58km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Le Caylar (21km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Fraisse-sur-Agout (29km)
 
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Geography and distances

Avene is in the south of France at 65 kilometres from Montpellier, the department capital (general information: Avene is 570 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Avene

Canton: Lunas

Arrondissement: Lodève

Department: Herault

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 34260

Distance to Avene

from Montpellier (prefecture): 65 km

from Paris: 570 km

from Calais: 805 km

from Nice: 335 km

from Bordeaux: 316 km

from Strasbourg: 645 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Avene from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ceilhes-et-Rocozels and Tauriac-de-Camares.

This page in French: Visiter Avene

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