Les Matelles tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The small medieval village of Les Matelles makes a pleasant break from the coast when you are staying near Montpellier

Les Matelles 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 Les Matelles. For detailed visitor information see the Les Matelles travel guide.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Montpellier at 14 km and Montpellier-Antigone District at 15 km.

Les Matelles, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 9 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 14 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Montpellier guide
Montpellier-Antigone District

Montpellier-Antigone District

at 15 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Montpellier-Antigone District guide
Montpellier-Odysseum District

Montpellier-Odysseum District

at 17 km (direction south-east)

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

See Montpellier-Odysseum District guide
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Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert guide


at 23 km (direction east), in the Gard department

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

See Sommieres guide


Seaside resort at 24 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Palavas-les-Flots guide


Cathedral at 25 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Maguelone guide


at 26 km (direction north-north-east), in the Gard department

There are numerous places of interest to discover as you explore the...

See Sauve guide
La Grande-Motte

La Grande-Motte

Seaside resort at 29 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 32 km (direction south-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 west-south-west)

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

See Clermont-l'Herault guide
Le Vigan

Le Vigan

at 33 km (direction north-west), in the Gard department

Le Vigan is one of the most interesting towns to visit within...

See Le Vigan guide


at 34 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Bouzigues guide

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Markets in and near Les Matelles

  • Saint-Gely-du-Fesc: market Thursday & Saturday (4km)
  • Castelnau-le-Lez: market Thursday & Saturday & Friday (13km)
  • Aniane: market Thursday (19km)
  • Lattes: market Wednesday & Sunday (20km)
  • Mauguio: market Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day (20km)
  • Gignac: market Saturday (22km)
  • Sommieres: market Saturday (23km)
  • Palavas-les-Flots: market Sunday - seasonal market only (24km)
  • Palavas-les-Flots: market Wednesday & Monday & Friday (24km)
  • Quissac: market Wednesday (25km)

More information about Les Matelles, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Les Matelles, France

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


  • Mare Nostrum (17km)

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)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Flaugergues (16km)
  • Jardin des Sambucs (35km)
  • Bambouseraie de Prafrance (42km)
  • Jardins de la Fontaine (46km)
  • Parc et jardin du château de Margon (49km)
  • Jardin des carrières de Saint-Adrien (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte des Demoiselles (20km)
  • Grotte de la Clamouse (21km)
  • Étangs palavasiens (25km)
  • Cirque de Vissec (34km)
  • Pointe de l'Espiguette (36km)
  • Cirque de Mourèze (38km)
  • Cirque du Moureze (38km)
  • Etang de Thau (39km)
  • Céressou (39km)
  • Etang de Scamandre (46km)
  • Mont Aigoual (47km)
  • Abîme de Bramabiau (51km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Le Caylar (42km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ales (49km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lunaret (11km)

Geography and distances

Les Matelles is in the south of France at 14 kilometres from Montpellier, the department capital (general information: Les Matelles is 581 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Les Matelles

Canton: Matelles

Arrondissement: Montpellier

Department: Herault

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 34270

Distance to Les Matelles

from Montpellier (prefecture): 14 km

from Paris: 581 km

from Calais: 816 km

from Nice: 278 km

from Bordeaux: 370 km

from Strasbourg: 619 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cazevieille, Combaillaux, Le Triadou, Mas-de-Londres, Murles, Prades-le-Lez, Saint-Clement-de-Riviere, Saint-Gely-du-Fesc, Saint-Jean-de-Cuculles and Saint-Mathieu-de-Treviers.

This page in French: Visiter Les Matelles


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