Cantercel is in the heart of three major patrimonial sites: the Lac du Salagou, St Guilhem le désert and the Cirque de Navacelles.
Near the Cirque de Navacelles; Saint Guilhem Le Désert and the Gorges de l’Hérault; the Lac du Salagou and the Cirque de Mourèze which are between 30 to 40 minutes away. Cantercel is also one hour away from Montpellier, Millau, Sète… and during the day it is possible to visit Carcassonne, the Canal du Midi, the Templar cities, the Roquefort cellars…
Cultural and outdoor activities reign nearby with the seasons of festivals, votive festivals, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, swimming in rivers …
We also recommend you an trip to discover the regional wines: the Hérault has become the leading department for the production of organic wines.
Une sortie pour découvrir les vins de la région est aussi recommandée : l’Hérault est aujourd’hui le premier département producteur de vins Bio.
The Cirque du Bout du Monde offers an exceptional panorama, a breathtaking symbiosis of two worlds. After the vastness of the Causse, to arrive here is to have the feeling of reaching an ultimate point… the end of the world. The world is round. It has no end.
Born from the desire of those who dream of it, the “ends of the world” are as much geographical places as they are fantasized places. Reverie often takes precedence over analysis. What do we imagine when we dream of going to the end of the world? What does it feel like to be there?
(source : http://www.tourisme-lodevois-larzac.com)
Saint-Michel is one of the best examples of Grandmontese architecture, very uncluttered and harmonious. A visit to the Priory brings you to understand the originality of Grandmontese architecture, which was defined by an original form of monastic life: a kind of communal eremitism, hitherto unknown in the West.
The usual monastic buildings arranged around a small cloister, the only cloister of the order still intact, must reflect by their extreme simplicity and absolute simplicity, the demanding spirituality of the order.
(source : http://prieure-grandmont.fr)
The vallée de la Buèges is one of the little wonders of the Hérault hinterland. It presents a beautiful variety of different landscapes. At the bottom, a valley lined with vines stretches out at the foot of limestone cliffs overhung by causses. From there, the yellow grass burnt by the sun clashes with the greenery of the valley.
(source : http://www.leguidemontpellier.com)