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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Cap d'Agde

photo of 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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Cirque de Moureze

photo of 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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Etang de Thau

photo of Etang de Thau

The large lagoon of the Etang de Thau has several interesting small fishing villages around its edges

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La Grande-Motte

photo of 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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Le Lac-du-Salagou

photo of 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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Les Matelles

photo of 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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Lunas and area

photo of 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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Montpellier-Antigone District

photo of Montpellier-Antigone District

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

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Montpellier-Odysseum District

photo of 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


Market towns & days in Herault

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Agde: Tuesday & Wednesday (high season only)
Agde: Thursday & Sunday & Saturday
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: Monday & Wednesday & Friday & Saturday (high season only)
Marseillan: Tuesday
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: Tourist guide

Etang de Thau: Tourist guide

Etangs du Bagnas

Grotte de la Clamouse

Grotte des Demoiselles

Secteur Sauvegardé (protected historical town centre)

Beziers: Tourist guide

Montpellier: Tourist guide

Pezenas: 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: Tourist guide

Pezenas: Tourist guide

National Monuments


Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Minerve: Tourist guide

Olargues: Tourist guide

Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert: Tourist guide

UNESCO world heritage sites

Canal du Midi: 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): Tourist guide

Grand Sites of France

Cirque de Navacelles

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

Valle du Salagou


Mare Nostrum