Herault places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Herault department of Languedoc-Roussillon. See also our Herault travel guide

photo of Agde


Agde is a very pleasant, unspoiled town a few kilometres from the Mediterranean coast
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photo of Aigne


The fortified village centre of Aigne make it one of our favourite Minervois villages
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photo of Avene


More famous for the beauty products produced here, the steep streets of the old village of Avene are also enjoyable to explore
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photo of Balaruc-le-Vieux


Balaruc-le-Vieux is a small village on the Etang-de-Thau and near Balaruc-le-Bains, a long-established spa town
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photo of Beziers


Beziers is a lively, thriving town with a good number of interesting monuments to see
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photo of Bouzigues


No visit to Bouzigues, on the Etang de Thau, would be complete without sampling the fresh oysters and mussels
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photo of Cap d'Agde

Cap d'Agde

The resort at Cap d'Agde is one of the liveliest on the Languedoc coast, well known for its naturist and non-naturist beaches
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photo of Cirque de Moureze

Cirque de Moureze

The Cirque de Moureze is one of the loveliest scenic spectacles in northern Languedoc-Roussillon
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photo of Clermont-l'Herault


Clermont-l'Herault is a pleasant place to take a break if you are exploring the scenery of the region such as the Lac du Salagou and the Cirque de Moureze
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photo of Etang de Thau

Etang de Thau

The large lagoon of the Etang de Thau has several interesting small fishing villages around its edges
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photo of La Grande-Motte

La Grande-Motte

The 1960's architecture gives La Grande-Motte its unique character, and the long beach attracts the crowds!
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photo of Le Lac-du-Salagou

Le Lac-du-Salagou

The Lac-du-Salagou is a popular leisure lake with a wide range of activities and several places of interest close by
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photo of Les Matelles

Les Matelles

The small medieval village of Les Matelles makes a pleasant break from the coast when you are staying near Montpellier
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photo of Lodeve


It is undoubtedly the Saint-Fulcran cathedral that will form the centre of your visit to Lodeve
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photo of Loupian


Take a stroll around the town of Loupian, then visit the 1st century mosaics at the nearby Roman villa
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photo of Lunas and area

Lunas and area

Lunas is one of the villages in the attractive 'Land of Mountains and Springs' region of Herault
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photo of Maguelone


The Cathedral at Maguelone stands on a small volcanic island on the southern edge of the Etang de Thau
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photo of Marseillan


Marseillan is one of the liveliest harbour towns on the Etng de Thau
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photo of Meze


The harbour is the centre of activity in the fishing village of Meze, with oyster production active here for hundreds of years
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photo of Minerve


The ancient streets of the attractive village of Minerve are very pleasant to explore, and you also have great views across the region
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photo of Montpellier


The most vibrant city on the Languedoc coast, Montpellier is a very lively university town
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photo of Montpellier-Antigone District

Montpellier-Antigone District

In the Antigone district of Montpellier you can see several exeptional examples of neo-classical architecture
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photo of Montpellier-Odysseum District

Montpellier-Odysseum District

The Odysseum district of Montpellier is the vibrant modern new centre in the town, with the aquarium and the planetarium
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photo of Olargues


With a lovely medieval centre and the scenic background of the Jaur river that encircles Olargues this is one of our favourite Languedoc villages
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photo of Palavas-les-Flots


At Palavas-les-Flots you will find a long beach and a resort that is popular in summer
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photo of Pezenas


The wide range of architecture and its unspoiled character make Pezenas one of our favourite towns in the region
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photo of Roquebrun


The seting on the River Orb and the Mediterranean garden add to the charm of this small, unspoiled town
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photo of Saint-Chinian


The busy village of Saint-Chinian in the Minerves is best known for the good quality wind produced here
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photo of Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert


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!
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photo of Saint-Martin-de-Londres


There are various historic buildings of interest in Saint-Martinde-Londres village including a 12th century roman style church
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photo of Sete


Sete is a very active harbour town on the Etang de Thu
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photo of Villeneuvette


Villeneuvette is a pretty small village, interesting because it was originally built as a cloth factory with housing for the workers
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For more information see the Herault guide

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Market towns & days in Herault

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Agde: Thursday & Sunday & Saturday
Agde: Tuesday & Wednesday (high season only)
Aniane: Thursday
Balaruc-les-Bains: Tuesday & Friday
Bedarieux: Monday all day
Bessan: Tuesday & Sunday
Capestang: Sunday
Castelnau-le-Lez: Thursday & Saturday & Friday
Gigean: Tuesday
Gignac: Saturday
La Grande-Motte: Sunday
La Grande-Motte: Thursday (high season only)
Lamalou-les-Bains: Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday
Lattes: Wednesday & Sunday
Lunel: Thursday & Sunday
Marseillan: Tuesday
Marseillan: Monday & Wednesday & Friday & Saturday (high season only)
Marsillargues: Tuesday
Mauguio: Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day
Olonzac: Tuesday
Palavas-les-Flots: Sunday (high season only)
Palavas-les-Flots: Wednesday & Monday & Friday
Paulhan: Thursday
Pezenas: Saturday all day
Portiragnes: Every day except Thursday & Saturday (high season only)
Saint-Chinian: Thursday & Sunday
Saint-Gely-du-Fesc: Thursday & Saturday
Saint-Pons-de-Thomieres: Wednesday & Sunday
Serignan: Wednesday & Monday & Friday
Sete: Wednesday & Monday & Friday

Tourist attractions to visit in Herault

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

Zoo or wildlife park

Parc zoologique de Lunaret

4* Towns in Bloom


Ville d'etape

Le Caylar

Sites of Natural Beauty

Cirque du Moureze: See tourist guide

Etang de Thau: See tourist guide

Etangs du Bagnas

Grotte de la Clamouse

Grotte des Demoiselles

Secteur Sauvegardé (protected historical town centre)

Beziers: See tourist guide

Montpellier: See tourist guide

Pezenas: See tourist guide

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Jardin des carrières de Saint-Adrien

Parc et jardin du château de Margon

Parc et jardins du château de Flaugergues

Regional Natural Parcs


Towns classified as Recommended Detours

Lodeve: See tourist guide

Pezenas: See tourist guide

National Monuments


Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Minerve: See tourist guide

Olargues: See tourist guide

Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert: See tourist guide

UNESCO world heritage sites

Canal du Midi: See tourist guide

Saint Jean de Fos pont du diable (monuments on French pilgrim routes)

St Guilhem le Desert ancienne abbaye (monuments on French pilgrim routes): See tourist guide

Grand Sites of France

Cirque de Navacelles

Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert / Gorges de l'Herault: See tourist guide

Valle du Salagou


Mare Nostrum