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Balaruc-le-Vieux tourism and travel guide

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Visit Balaruc-le-Vieux: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Balaruc-le-Vieux is a small village on the Etang-de-Thau and near Balaruc-le-Bains, a long-established spa town

Balaruc-le-Vieux 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 Balaruc-le-Vieux. For detailed visitor information see the Balaruc-le-Vieux travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Loupian at 6 km and Sete at 6 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Balaruc-le-Vieux, 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 Balaruc-le-Vieux in Occitanie.

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



at 3 km (direction west-south-west)

No visit to Bouzigues, on the Etang de Thau, would be complete...

See Bouzigues guide


at 6 km (direction west)

Take a stroll around the town of Loupian, then visit the 1st...

See Loupian guide


at 6 km (direction south-south-east)

Sete is a very active harbour town on the...

See Sete guide


at 7 km (direction west-south-west)

The harbour is the centre of activity in the fishing village...

See Meze guide
Etang de Thau

Etang de Thau

at 10 km (direction south-west)

The large lagoon of the Etang de Thau has several interesting small...

See Etang de Thau guide


Cathedral at 17 km (direction east-north-east)

The Cathedral at Maguelone stands on a small volcanic...

See Maguelone guide


at 17 km (direction west-south-west)

Marseillan is one of the liveliest harbour towns on...

See Marseillan guide


at 21 km (direction west)

The wide range of architecture and its unspoiled character...

See Pezenas guide


Seaside resort at 21 km (direction east-north-east)

At Palavas-les-Flots you will find a long beach and a...

See Palavas-les-Flots guide


at 23 km (direction north-east)

The most vibrant city on the Languedoc coast, Montpellier is a very...

See Montpellier guide
Montpellier-Antigone District

Montpellier-Antigone District

at 23 km (direction north-east)

In the Antigone district of Montpellier you can see several exeptional...

See Montpellier-Antigone District guide


at 24 km (direction south-west)

Agde is a very pleasant, unspoiled town a few kilometres from the...

See Agde guide
Montpellier-Odysseum District

Montpellier-Odysseum District

at 25 km (direction east-north-east)

The Odysseum district of Montpellier is the vibrant modern new centre in...

See Montpellier-Odysseum District guide


at 28 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Clermont-l'Herault guide

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

Map of places to visit near Balaruc-le-Vieux


Markets in and near Balaruc-le-Vieux

  • Balaruc-les-Bains: market Tuesday & Friday (2km)
  • Gigean: market Tuesday (5km)
  • Sete: market Wednesday & Monday & Friday (6km)
  • Marseillan: market Monday & Wednesday & Friday & Saturday - seasonal market only (17km)
  • Marseillan: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Paulhan: market Thursday (20km)
  • Palavas-les-Flots: market Sunday - seasonal market only (21km)
  • Palavas-les-Flots: market Wednesday & Monday & Friday (21km)
  • Pezenas: market Saturday all day (21km)
  • Lattes: market Wednesday & Sunday (21km)

More information about Balaruc-le-Vieux, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Balaruc-le-Vieux, France

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


  • Mare Nostrum (24km)

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Narbonnaise en Méditerranée (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Flaugergues (25km)
  • Parc et jardin du château de Margon (31km)
  • Jardin des carrières de Saint-Adrien (31km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Le Caylar (54km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lunaret (25km)

Geography and distances

Balaruc-le-Vieux is in the south of France at 23 kilometres from Montpellier, the department capital (general information: Balaruc-le-Vieux is 609 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Balaruc-le-Vieux

Canton: Frontignan

Arrondissement: Montpellier

Department: Herault

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 34540

Distance to Balaruc-le-Vieux

from Montpellier (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 609 km

from Calais: 844 km

from Nice: 290 km

from Bordeaux: 373 km

from Strasbourg: 650 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Balaruc-le-Vieux from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Balaruc-les-Bains, Bouzigues, Frontignan, Gigean, Loupian, Montbazin, Poussan and Sete.

This page in French: Visiter Balaruc-le-Vieux

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