Gigean tourism and travel guide

Photo of Gigean in Herault

Photo is of Balaruc-le-Vieux at 5 km from Gigean

Visit Gigean: highlights and tourist information

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Gigean is situated in the Herault department and Occitanie region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Gigean in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Balaruc-le-Vieux at 5 km and Bouzigues at 7 km.

Gigean, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 5 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Balaruc-le-Vieux guide


at 7 km (direction south-west)

No visit to Bouzigues, on the Etang de Thau, would be complete without sampling...

See Bouzigues guide


at 10 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Loupian guide


at 11 km (direction south)

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

See Sete guide


at 12 km (direction west-south-west)

The harbour is the centre of activity in the fishing village of Meze, with...

See Meze guide


Cathedral at 14 km (direction east)

The Cathedral at Maguelone stands on a small volcanic island on the southern edge...

See Maguelone guide
Etang de Thau

Etang de Thau

at 14 km (direction south-west)

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

See Etang de Thau guide


Seaside resort at 18 km (direction east)

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

See Palavas-les-Flots guide


at 18 km (direction north-east)

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

See Montpellier guide
Montpellier-Antigone District

Montpellier-Antigone District

at 19 km (direction east-north-east)

In the Antigone district of Montpellier you can see several exeptional examples of neo-classical...

See Montpellier-Antigone District guide
Montpellier-Odysseum District

Montpellier-Odysseum District

at 20 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Montpellier-Odysseum District guide


at 22 km (direction south-west)

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

See Marseillan guide


at 24 km (direction west)

The wide range of architecture and its unspoiled character make Pezenas one of our...

See Pezenas guide


at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

Clermont-l'Herault is a pleasant place to take a break if you are exploring the...

See Clermont-l'Herault guide

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Map of places to visit near Gigean


Markets in and near Gigean

Market days in Gigean: weekly market: Tuesday;

  • Gigean: market Tuesday (0km)
  • Balaruc-les-Bains: market Tuesday & Friday (6km)
  • Sete: market Wednesday & Monday & Friday (10km)
  • Palavas-les-Flots: market Sunday - seasonal market only (17km)
  • Palavas-les-Flots: market Wednesday & Monday & Friday (17km)
  • Lattes: market Wednesday & Sunday (18km)
  • Paulhan: market Thursday (21km)
  • Castelnau-le-Lez: market Thursday & Saturday & Friday (21km)
  • Gignac: market Saturday (21km)
  • Marseillan: market Monday & Wednesday & Friday & Saturday - seasonal market only (22km)

More information about Gigean, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Gigean, France

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


  • Mare Nostrum (20km)

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 (60km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Flaugergues (21km)
  • Parc et jardin du château de Margon (33km)
  • Jardin des carrières de Saint-Adrien (34km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Étangs palavasiens (11km)
  • Etang de Thau (13km)
  • Grotte de la Clamouse (26km)
  • Etangs du Bagnas (26km)
  • Céressou (26km)
  • Cirque du Moureze (31km)
  • Cirque de Mourèze (31km)
  • Pointe de l'Espiguette (33km)
  • Cirque de Vissec (49km)
  • Gouffre de l'Œil Doux (54km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Le Caylar (51km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lunaret (20km)

Geography and distances

Gigean is in the south of France at 18 kilometres from Montpellier, the department capital (general information: Gigean is 605 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gigean

Canton: Mèze

Arrondissement: Montpellier

Department: Herault

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 34770

Distance to Gigean

from Montpellier (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 605 km

from Calais: 840 km

from Nice: 287 km

from Bordeaux: 373 km

from Strasbourg: 645 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Balaruc-le-Vieux, Balaruc-les-Bains, Bouzigues, Cournonsec, Fabregues, Frontignan, Montbazin and Poussan.

This page in French: Visiter Gigean