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Activities local to La Cardabelle:


The 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 remember.


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 scenery.


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.


Lac 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.


Meze, 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 of France.


Sete 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 Foster.


Wine 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.


Plus on our doorstep:

Abbaye de Valmagne

Tennis in Cabrials

Horse riding in Canet 

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