When you get back down into the plains take the road to the gorges de l’Hérault where nestles the medieval village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, an architectural jewel which is enticing to visit and to walk around on its pebbled streets..
The Abbey de Gellone is also well worth a visit before spending some time in the square under the shade of a magnificent plane tree representing Freedom, planted in 1855.
From here there are many hiking trails marked going off in the direction of the foothills. If you’d rather be cool, stop off at the famous Grotte de la Clamouse and maybe you’ll become an explorer one day!
Don’t forget to stop off at the Maison du Grand Site to admire the Pont du Diable listed in Unesco’s World Heritage under the name of Chemin de Saint Jacques de Compostelle.
For more information on whats to see and do in the Vallée de l’Hérault, contact the Tourist Office of Saint Guilhem – vallée de l’Hérault