A sample of places to see and things to do in the area. When you arrive, we can advise you on sightseeing, cultural and leisure activities for adults and children, our selection of restaurants, open-air riverside bistros, good wines…

Natural and historic sites, wining and dining

  • St. Guilhem-le-Désert, the world heritage site and Romanesque abbey
  • Valmagne Gothic abbey and wine estate
  • Clamouse caves
  • Villeneuvette 18th century cloth mill and walled village and nearby Mourèze, with its Dolomitic rock formations
  • Navacelles cirque, with its village nestling deep in the hollow
  • La Cavalerie Knights Templars walled city
  • The old city of Pézenas, with its courtyards and memories of Molière
  • Thau seawater lagoon, with its oyster beds, harbours and fish restaurants along the shores
  • Visits to wine estates
  • Béziers, the Canal du Midi and the Feria (around 15 August)
  • Sète, the canals and jousting competitions, fish market and restaurants
  • St. Jean-de-Fos, the pottery village and the old « Devil’s » bridge
  • Agde and the Roman museum

Sports and leisure activities, beaches

  • Salagou lake (swimming, trekking, fishing, cross-country cycling and water sports)
  • Héric river gorges
  • Hérault gorges (canoeing, kayaking, swimming)
  • Beaches along the Mediterranean coast
  • Walks, trekking, river swimming places (our recommendations, maps)
  • Mèze dinosaur museum

Cultural activities

  • Montpellier and its historic centre, museums, summer exhibitions and festivals (classical music, theatre, dance)
  • Lodève and its museums and summer poetry/music festival
  • Sète and its museums and summer festivals (world music and jazz, poetry)

Shopping

You will find everything you need at nearby Clermont l’Hérault (2 kms), including supermarkets, banks, chemists, laundries…. Ceyras itself has a post office, small grocery shop and mobile vendors, including a daily bakery van.

Markets

Open-air farmers’ markets at Clermont l’Hérault (Wed. a.m.), Gignac (Sat. a.m.), St. André de Sangonis (Fri. a.m.), Pézenas and Lodève (Sat.a.m.)

Flea markets

A regular weekend feature at Paulhan, Montpellier, Sète, Marseillan, etc. and other occasional village bric-à-brac sales during the summer.

 

And then take a look at Amanda’s blog for ideas of things to do:

http://montpellierandmore.com