Le Cres tourism and travel guide

Photo of Le Cres in Herault

Photo is of Montpellier-Odysseum District at 5 km from Le Cres

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Le Cres 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 Le Cres in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Montpellier-Odysseum District at 5 km and Montpellier-Antigone District at 6 km.

Le Cres, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Montpellier-Odysseum District

Montpellier-Odysseum District

at 5 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Montpellier-Odysseum District guide
Montpellier-Antigone District

Montpellier-Antigone District

at 6 km (direction south-west)

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

See Montpellier-Antigone District guide


at 6 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Montpellier guide


Seaside resort at 13 km (direction south)

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

See Palavas-les-Flots guide
Les Matelles

Les Matelles

at 14 km (direction west-north-west)

The small medieval village of Les Matelles makes a pleasant break from...

See Les Matelles guide
La Grande-Motte

La Grande-Motte

Seaside resort at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See La Grande-Motte guide


Cathedral at 16 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Maguelone guide


at 19 km (direction north-east), in the Gard department

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

See Sommieres guide
Le Grau-du-Roi

Le Grau-du-Roi

Seaside resort at 20 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 22 km (direction east-south-east), in the Gard department

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

See Aigues-Mortes guide


at 23 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint-Martin-de-Londres guide


at 29 km (direction south-west)

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

See Balaruc-le-Vieux guide


at 32 km (direction south-west)

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

See Bouzigues guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction west-north-west)

Even as you approach Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert along the Gorges de l'Herault you can...

See Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert guide

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Map of places to visit near Le Cres


Markets in and near Le Cres

  • Castelnau-le-Lez: market Thursday & Saturday & Friday (4km)
  • Mauguio: market Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day (7km)
  • Lattes: market Wednesday & Sunday (9km)
  • Saint-Gely-du-Fesc: market Thursday & Saturday (12km)
  • Palavas-les-Flots: market Sunday - seasonal market only (14km)
  • Palavas-les-Flots: market Wednesday & Monday & Friday (14km)
  • La Grande-Motte: market Thursday - seasonal market only (16km)
  • La Grande-Motte: market Sunday (16km)
  • Lunel: market Thursday & Sunday (16km)
  • Sommieres: market Saturday (19km)

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Tourist attractions near Le Cres, France

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


  • Mare Nostrum (5km)

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 (5km)
  • Jardins de la Fontaine (40km)
  • Jardin des Sambucs (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Étangs palavasiens (17km)
  • Pointe de l'Espiguette (22km)
  • Grotte de la Clamouse (32km)
  • Grotte des Demoiselles (33km)
  • Etang de Scamandre (34km)
  • Etang de Thau (37km)
  • Céressou (45km)
  • Cirque de Vissec (47km)
  • Etangs du Bagnas (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lunaret (5km)

Geography and distances

Le Cres is in the south of France at 6 kilometres from Montpellier, the department capital (general information: Le Cres is 592 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Le Cres

Canton: Castelnau-le-Lez

Arrondissement: Montpellier

Department: Herault

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 34920

Distance to Le Cres

from Montpellier (prefecture): 6 km

from Paris: 592 km

from Calais: 827 km

from Nice: 268 km

from Bordeaux: 383 km

from Strasbourg: 622 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Assas, Baillargues, Castelnau-le-Lez, Castries, Clapiers, Jacou, Mauguio, Montpellier, Saint-Aunes, Teyran and Vendargues.

This page in French: Visiter Le Cres