Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert: highlights and tourist information

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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!

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.

Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert is situated in the Herault department and Languedoc-Roussillon region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south of France at 30 kilometres from Montpellier, the department capital (general information: Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert is 577 kilometres from Paris).

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Martin-de-Londres at 16 km and Le Lac-du-Salagou at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert, 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 Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert in Occitanie.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert

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)

More information about Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert, Languedoc-Roussillon

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

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

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