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Jacou tourism and travel guide

Photo of Jacou in Herault

Photo is of Montpellier at 6 km from Jacou

Visit Jacou: highlights and tourist information

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Jacou is situated in the Herault department and Occitanie region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Montpellier at 6 km and Montpellier-Antigone District at 6 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Jacou, 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 Jacou in Occitanie.

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



at 6 km (direction south-west)

The most vibrant city on the Languedoc coast, Montpellier...

See Montpellier guide
Montpellier-Antigone District

Montpellier-Antigone District

at 6 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Montpellier-Antigone District guide
Montpellier-Odysseum District

Montpellier-Odysseum District

at 6 km (direction south)

The Odysseum district of Montpellier is the vibrant modern...

See Montpellier-Odysseum District guide
Les Matelles

Les Matelles

at 11 km (direction north-west)

The small medieval village of Les Matelles makes a...

See Les Matelles guide


Seaside resort at 15 km (direction south)

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

See Palavas-les-Flots guide


Cathedral at 17 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Maguelone guide
La Grande-Motte

La Grande-Motte

Seaside resort at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

The 1960's architecture gives La Grande-Motte its unique character, and the long...

See La Grande-Motte guide


at 20 km (direction north-east), in the Gard department

Adults will enjoy seeing the many historic monuments in Sommieres, although children...

See Sommieres guide


at 20 km (direction north-west)

There are various historic buildings of interest in Saint-Martinde-Londres village including a...

See Saint-Martin-de-Londres guide
Le Grau-du-Roi

Le Grau-du-Roi

Seaside resort at 23 km (direction east-south-east), in the Gard department

Le Grau-de-Roi is one of the most eastern, and one of the...

See Le Grau-du-Roi guide


at 25 km (direction east-south-east), in the Gard department

The remarkable town of Aigues-Mortes is a fortified town that retains...

See Aigues-Mortes guide


at 29 km (direction south-west)

Balaruc-le-Vieux is a small village on the Etang-de-Thau and near...

See Balaruc-le-Vieux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert guide


at 31 km (direction south-west)

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

See Bouzigues guide

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

Map of places to visit near Jacou


Markets in and near Jacou

  • Castelnau-le-Lez: market Thursday & Saturday & Friday (3km)
  • Saint-Gely-du-Fesc: market Thursday & Saturday (9km)
  • Mauguio: market Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day (9km)
  • Lattes: market Wednesday & Sunday (10km)
  • Palavas-les-Flots: market Sunday - seasonal market only (15km)
  • Palavas-les-Flots: market Wednesday & Monday & Friday (15km)
  • La Grande-Motte: market Thursday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • La Grande-Motte: market Sunday (18km)
  • Lunel: market Thursday & Sunday (18km)
  • Sommieres: market Saturday (20km)

More information about Jacou, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Jacou, France

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


  • Mare Nostrum (6km)

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)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint-Théodorit et Fenestrelle Tower (Uzes) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Flaugergues (6km)
  • Jardins de la Fontaine (41km)
  • Jardin des Sambucs (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Étangs palavasiens (17km)
  • Pointe de l'Espiguette (25km)
  • Grotte de la Clamouse (29km)
  • Grotte des Demoiselles (30km)
  • Etang de Scamandre (36km)
  • Etang de Thau (37km)
  • Céressou (44km)
  • Cirque de Mourèze (45km)
  • Cirque du Moureze (45km)
  • Cirque de Vissec (45km)
  • Etangs du Bagnas (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lunaret (4km)

Geography and distances

Jacou is in the south of France at 6 kilometres from Montpellier, the department capital (general information: Jacou is 590 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Jacou

Canton: Castries

Arrondissement: Montpellier

Department: Herault

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 34830

Distance to Jacou

from Montpellier (prefecture): 6 km

from Paris: 590 km

from Calais: 825 km

from Nice: 270 km

from Bordeaux: 380 km

from Strasbourg: 622 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Assas, Castelnau-le-Lez, Clapiers, Le Cres, Montferrier-sur-Lez, Montpellier, Prades-le-Lez, Saint-Aunes, Saint-Clement-de-Riviere, Teyran and Vendargues.

This page in French: Visiter Jacou

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