All day outings

The Roman Provence, the Cathare land, the Haut Languedoc and his natural spaces...

…Sites for children and animal sites

Zoo du Lunaret - 33 mn by car - 43°38'22.71"N – 3°52'25.63"E
Tél. +33 (0)4 67 54 45 23
Covering 80 hectares and with eleven kilometers of trails, this in the largest green area in Montpellier. The zoo features 90 species and over 500 animals in 52 enclosed areas that you can visit free of charge all year long. The Amazonian greenhouse has 60 animal species and is unique in France for its exceptional scenography and 2,600 m2 surface area.

Musée du Bonbon Haribo - 1h05 mn by car - 43°59'34.75"N – 4°25'33.87"E
Tél. +33 (0)4 66 22 74 39
Located in uzès not far from the Pont du Gard, this museum is a treat for visitors of all ages. it reveals the manufacturing secrets of the famous brand through a highly interactive tracking game.

Réserve Africaine Sigean - 1h21 mn by car - 43°03'51.90"N – 2°57'39.12"E
Tél. +33 (0)4 68 48 20 20
Found between Narbonne and Perpignan, this park is home to over 3,800 animals ranging over 300 hectares. Two types of visit are possible: by car to observe the animals as they roam or by foot in the park.

Train à vapeur des Cévennes - 1h05 mn by car - 44°3’12.19’’N-3°59’11.435’’E
Tél. +33 (0)4 66 60 59 00
Discover Gardons Valley and its breathtaking landscape with the Cévennes steam train. Travelling full steam ahead, over viaducts and through tunnels from Anduze to saint-Jean du Gard, come along and experience the railway of yesteryear. Free tour of the locomotive.

Bambouseraie - 1h09 mn by car - 44° 4’16.60, +3°58’51
Tél. +33 (0)4 66 61 70 47
This 35-hectare estate contains exotic trees and rare plants, century-old trees and around one-hundred different species of bamboo. it also holds a reconstructed Laotian village and a botanical garden. The Cévennes steam train stops here on every run, giving passengers a chance to visit this magnificent park which will delight old and young alike.

…History and culture

Nîmes - 43 mn by car - 43°50'22.34"N – 4°21'21.02"E
Tél. +33 (0)4 66 58 38 00
Nîmes is famous for both its festivals and its cultural heritage. Nemausus, as it was known to the Romans, still contains traces of antique times in the numerous well-conserved Roman monuments (the amphitheater, the Magne Tower, the Maison Carrée, the gardens and fountain, the Temple of diane, etc.).

 
Arles Antique - 51 mn by car - 43°40'21.34"N – 4°36'59.27"E
Tél. +33 (0)4 90 18 89 08
With an outstanding antique and Roman heritage and monuments that are part of the uNescO World Heritage (such as the amphitheater, the antique theatre, the Roman baths and the Roman circus), Arles has been classified as a “City of Art and History” since 1986. The Arles Antique departmental museum is another place to visit.

Pont du Gard - 57 mn by car - 43°56'48.62"N – 4°32'09.80"E
Tél. +33 (0) 820 903 330
Two thousand years ago, a thousand workers labored five years to build this aqueduct. The goal was to bring water to Nîmes through a 50-kilometer long structure. Today the site is part of World Heritage and features the history of the aqueduct and activities for everyone in the setting of a 165-hectare Mediterranean landscape.

Saint-Guilhem le Désert - 1h03 mn by car - 43°44'00.98"N – 3°32'53.61"E
Tél. +33 (0)4 67 57 44 33
Located in Languedoc, this medieval town is classified as one of the most beautiful villages of France and is a stopover on the st. James road (uNescO World Heritage site). You can also visit the Gellone Abbey and Pont du diable. 

Les Baux de Provence - 1h23 mn by car - 43°44'37.36"N – 4°47'46.69"E
Tél. +33 (0)4 90 54 34 39
A magnificent Provençal village at the heart of the Alpilles Regional Park, this site is one of the “most beautiful villages in France”. It has a unique historical and architectural heritage with 22 listed monuments, including Les Baux castle. Take a stroll through its charming narrow streets and enjoy its art galleries and arts and craft shops. Another must-see: carrières de Lumière multimedia show

Carcassonne - 1h44 mn by car - 43°12’45.80’’N – 2°21’13.19’’E
Tél. +33 (0)4 68 10 24 30
Situated 170km away in the Aude département. Set off and discover the history of this magnificent mediaeval city and its numerous monuments which are open to the public. explore the fortified city and visit its castle and walls, one of the unesco World Heritage sites. don’t miss: the city of carcassonne Festival, the fireworks display which lights up the castle walls on July 14th .

…Nature areas

Pic St Loup - 56 mn by car - 43°46'09.93"N – 3°47'15.34"E
Tél. +33 (0)4 67 55 17 00
Located north of Montpellier at an altitude of 658 m, this natural viewpoint overlooks the cevennes and the Mediterranean. it is also a favorite recreational area for strolling, hiking and even climbing.

Lac du Salagou + Cirque de Mourèze - 1h03 mn by car - 43°38'55.53"N – 3°23'07.86"E
Tél. +33 (0)4 67 93 23 86
Found in the center of the department, this artificial lake is the ideal setting for different recreational activities. it is also a surprising place because of the contrasting shapes and unusual colors in the landscape resulting from geological phenomena

Cirque de Navacelles - 1h39 mn by car - 43°53'13.80"N – 3°30'34.61"E
Tél. +33 (0)4 67 44 63 10
Don’t miss this site located between the Hérault and Gard departments. The Navacelles cirque is a geological curiosity, where the river has hollowed out a deep, winding course, the largest in europe. From the causse du Larzac and La Baume Auriol, panoramic views reveal this remarkable site

Grotte de Clamouse - 1h04 mn by car - 43°42’38.96’’N – 3°33’09.31"E
Classed as a “Scientific and Picturesque” site by the Ministry of ecology, the clamouse cave is a not-to-be-missed tourist attraction in Languedoc Roussillon. Discover an outstanding and abundant variety of subterranean crystals, sparkling in gigantic underground spaces. sound and light spectacle with each visit.

…Tradition and local products

Domaine Paul Ricard à Méjanes - 47 mn by car - 43°34'10.42"N – 4°30'14.72"E
Tél. +33 (0)4 90 97 10 10
An exceptional vineyard in the heart of the camargue park. This site offers an attractive approach to the nature reserve, as well as to camargue traditions. Activities include horseback riding, mountain bike trails, rice growing, hiking trails, a small train, rodeos, branding and restaurants.

Sète - 55 mn by car - 43°24'06.10"N – 3°41'49.18"E
Tél. +33 (0)4 67 74 71 71
Discover a singular island, the Venice of Languedoc, with its market and roofed hall, local specialties (tielles), traditions (jousts), poets (Brassens Museum) and artists (Miam Museum). stop by the port or climb Mont st clair, offering a splendid view.

Étang de Thau - 58 mn by car - 43°59'34.75"N – 4°25'33.87"E
Tél. +33 (0)4 67 78 33 57
At the foot of Mont st clair, this oyster pond feeds sète, Balaruc les Bains, Bouzigues, Mèze and Marseillan. At Bouzigues, the oyster capital, visit the etang de Thau Museum to learn all about oyster farming. Oyster farmers will offer you a sample of their product on site.