Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Even as you approach Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert along the Gorges de l'Herault you can see it is rather special - and you certainly aren't disappointed when you arrive!

Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert 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 Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert. For detailed visitor information see the Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert include "most beautiful village".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Martin-de-Londres at 16 km and Le Lac-du-Salagou at 17 km.

Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 15 km (direction south-west)

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

See Clermont-l'Herault guide


at 16 km (direction east-north-east)

There are various historic buildings of interest in Saint-Martinde-Londres village including a 12th century...

See Saint-Martin-de-Londres guide
Le Lac-du-Salagou

Le Lac-du-Salagou

at 17 km (direction west-south-west)

The Lac-du-Salagou is a popular leisure lake with a wide range of activities and...

See Le Lac-du-Salagou guide


at 18 km (direction south-west)

Villeneuvette is a pretty small village, interesting because it was originally built as a...

See Villeneuvette guide


at 18 km (direction west)

It is undoubtedly the Saint-Fulcran cathedral that will form the centre of your visit...

See Lodeve guide
Cirque de Moureze

Cirque de Moureze

at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

The Cirque de Moureze is one of the loveliest scenic spectacles in northern Languedoc-Roussillon...

See Cirque de Moureze guide
Les Matelles

Les Matelles

at 21 km (direction east)

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

See Les Matelles guide
La Couvertoirade

La Couvertoirade

Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction north-west), in the Aveyron department

La Couvertoirade, listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France', is one of the...

See La Couvertoirade guide
Lunas and area

Lunas and area

at 29 km (direction west)

Lunas is one of the villages in the attractive 'Land of Mountains and Springs'...

See Lunas and area guide
Le Vigan

Le Vigan

at 29 km (direction north-north-east), in the Gard department

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

See Le Vigan guide


at 30 km (direction east-south-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 31 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Montpellier-Antigone District guide


at 32 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Loupian guide


at 32 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Pezenas guide

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

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Markets in and near Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert

  • Aniane: market Thursday (6km)
  • Gignac: market Saturday (9km)
  • Saint-Gely-du-Fesc: market Thursday & Saturday (21km)
  • Paulhan: market Thursday (23km)
  • Le Vigan: market Saturday (29km)
  • Gigean: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Castelnau-le-Lez: market Thursday & Saturday & Friday (30km)
  • Pezenas: market Saturday all day (32km)
  • Balaruc-les-Bains: market Tuesday & Friday (34km)
  • Bedarieux: market Monday all day (34km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert, France

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


  • Mare Nostrum (33km)

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Flaugergues (33km)
  • Parc et jardin du château de Margon (34km)
  • Jardin des Sambucs (34km)
  • Jardin des carrières de Saint-Adrien (39km)
  • Bambouseraie de Prafrance (52km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de la Clamouse (4km)
  • Cirque de Mourèze (20km)
  • Cirque du Moureze (20km)
  • Cirque de Vissec (20km)
  • Céressou (24km)
  • Grotte des Demoiselles (25km)
  • Étangs palavasiens (35km)
  • Etang de Thau (37km)
  • Mont Aigoual (43km)
  • Abîme de Bramabiau (43km)
  • Mont Caroux (47km)
  • Chaos de Montpellier-le-Vieux (51km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Le Caylar (23km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ales (61km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lunaret (28km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert is in the south of France at 30 kilometres from Montpellier, the department capital (general information: Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert is 577 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert

Canton: Aniane

Arrondissement: Montpellier

Department: Herault

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 34150

Distance to Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert

from Montpellier (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 577 km

from Calais: 812 km

from Nice: 299 km

from Bordeaux: 350 km

from Strasbourg: 629 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aniane, Arboras, Montpeyroux, Puechabon and Saint-Jean-de-Fos.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert