Activities local to La
following are a few of the many interesting places to visit with a
few comments on each:
Aqualand: Cap d’Agde Water Park, the children will love it.
Beaches: Le Grande Motte Pont Zero, Marseillan Plage, Vias Plage,
Rochelongue Plage to name just a few.
Bezier: Famous for Rugby and its wonderful Friday flower market
and church set high above the town. Fabulous festival during August
with spectacular fireworks displays and street entertainment
probably the best festival in the South of France.
Canal de Midi: The largest UNESCO World heritage site on earth.
Canoe and Kayaking: There are numerous rivers to enjoy in our
area with the nearest only 25 minutes drive from La Cardabelle. Lying
at the foot hills of the Cevennes Mountains the Herault River with
its beautiful gorges offers a special way to enjoy magnificent
scenery. Take a picnic and chilled drinks and make a day to
Cirque de Mourèze: Strange and stunning rock formations worn
away by millions of years of rain make this a must place to visit.
The Parc des Courtinals has the best view of the Cirque, ‘The Cirque
of Dolimites’ is highly recommended for a visit with awe inspiring
Cirque de Navacelles: A geographic spectacular wonder.
Country Walks: In and around the Garrigue and vineyards,
too many to name one by one but we can recommend books detailing all
the walks in the area.
Cycling: Bikes can be hired in Clermont l’Herault.
Gorge d’Heric: Just one hour away, in the Haut Languedoc
National Park is the Heric Gorge, one of the most outstanding beauty
spots in the Espinouse mountain range. The walls of the gorge are
the finest rock faces in the region and the area is popular for
walkers and climbers. The paths and rock pools provide a wonderful
venue for a days exploring and picnicking. There is a super little
scenic road train that takes visitors on a picturesque route as far
as the Gouffre du Cerisier when you can choose either the train to
return or take a splendid walk back down past the rock pools and
foaming waters of the Heric.
du Salagou: Lac du Salagou is a huge
man made lake, between furrowed hills and canyons and its basalt
columns, is a visual spectacle accentuated by it’s deep red soil.
Activities include an array of water sports, fishing, mountain
biking and much more. Last but not least explore the ‘ghost’ village
and it’s history.
Marseillan and Bouzigues on the Etang du Thau: Mid July
Meze holds a week long alternative World Music Festival. Beautiful
safe beaches with crystal clear waters.
Montpellier: Capital of the Languedoc region, a gorgeous,
shining and welcoming city founded from the 10th to the
12th century by Jews, Muslims and Christians, it values
tolerance and fraternity and has developed a very special
Mediterranean “art de vivre”, bustling with history from Roman times
up, fantastic shopping and people watching.
Oppidum d’Enserune: Pre Roman settlement perched on a ridge
above the vineyards of Bezier, look down and see the basin de
Montady with fields shaped like a wagon wheel.
Pezenas: A haven for antiques, the fabulous Saturday market
and lovely shops and probably the prettiest large town in the South
and Cap de Agde: Water jousting on Bastille Day in Sete is a
must to see full of thrills and excitement.
Viaduc de Millau: An easy 50 mile drive north on the A75, a
fantastic day out just to cross and stand under the highest and
longest cable stay bridge in the World, designed by Lord Norman
tasting: There are many excellent Caves in our area, the
Languedoc Roussillon region produces almost half of all French wine
production and is the oldest wine producing region of France. We
love the wines of Paul Mas and Virgil Joli and an excellent wine is
produced by the Domaine Mas de Lunes in Cabrials, we are spoilt for
choice. Most Caves offer wine tasting.
on our doorstep:
riding in Canet