The Hérault department lies in the heart of the Languedoc region and counts many vineyards, unique lagoons and sandy beaches. It is an ideal destination if you want to go for a seaside holiday. Discover the protected nature of the Cevennes, the Larzac and the beautiful regional park of High Languedoc.
From your cottage, you will discover the oldest wine region of France near the Canal du Midi. And how about a trip to Montpellier, Béziers, the Grande Motte or Cap d'Agde? The possibilities are endless during a holiday in the Hérault.
Montpellier, the capital of the department, is considered as a young and dynamic city, because of the number of students in the city. Since the ninth century, the city is known for its spice trade. This can be seen in the medical school. Indeed, the school of Pharmacists has a large botanical garden dating from 1593 and many shops selling medicinal herbs.
You can spend hours shopping in the many luxury boutiques of the old centre of the city of Montpellier. You can relax on a terrace at one of the many sunny terraces. Do not forget to look up, because the houses and historic buildings are beautiful! Also enjoy culinary delights in one of the best restaurants in town. If you want to get away from the crowd, please note that the coast is close by!
At the borders of the Gard department, just a few kilometres from Montpellier, you will find the Grande Motte, Palavas and Carnon Mauguio where you can enjoy a family holiday in the pleasant atmosphere of the Camargue. From your cottage in Hérault, you can enjoy the beautiful fishing villages in the basin of Thau. Also visit Cap d'Agde and Sète.
In the city of Sète, you will discover a busy port and you can stroll through the bustling market. The city of Cap d'Agde has a long beach. Children can enjoy themselves safely because the beaches are wide and gently sloping towards the sea. You can also visit the water park "Aqualand" or the amusement island "Île des Loisirs" where you'll find a funfair and lots of entertainment. Béziers is at the centre of the wine trade in the South of France. You can enjoy the beautiful promenade Allée Paul Riquet Cathedral of Saint-Nazaire and the arena of Béziers.
In the natural park of Haut-Languedoc you can spend your holidays between the mountains and the countryside in the wine regions of Minervois, St Chinian and Faugères. Here, the ancient wine traditions are kept alive. You can admire numerous caves and gorges such as Grotte des Demoiselles, Chaos de Montpellier le Vieux, the Gorge de la Vis and the popular caves of Clamouse.
During your holiday in Hérault, do not forget to visit Balaruc-les-Bains, Bedarieux, Cirque Navacelles, Clermont l'Hérault and Lake Salagou.