The Grand Sites, representing the best of France's countryside, are protected sites.
You can visit 2 more Grand Sites in the heart of the Hérault:
- Gorges de l'Hérault & Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert
- Lac du Salagou & Cirque de Mourèze
This Classified Site, is one of the most beautiful villages in France and today its abbey is registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in conjuncton with the french section of St James' Way to Santiago de Compostela.
Office de Tourisme Intercommunal St-Guilhem-le-Désert - Vallée de l'Hérault
3 parc d'activité du Camalcé
Tél : 33 (0)4 67 57 58 83
Cirque de Mourèze
Not far from the lake Salagou, the Cirque de Mourèze has almost 900 acres of gigantic, picturesque, dolomite cliffs in strange shapes. These calcareous cliffs which formed about 160 million years ago, in an era when the region was covered by a warm sea, have eroded over the thousands of years gone by following a succession of different climates.
Office de Tourisme du Clermontais
Rue René Gosse
34800 Clermont l'hérault
Tél : 33 (0)4 67 96 23 86
Nestling at the heart of the Causse du Larzac, in wild, unspoilt countryside, the medieval village of La Couvertoirade has retained a truly remarkable group of buildings from its Templar and Hospitaller past. The towers and wall-walk of the ramparts, fortified doors, Templar castle from the late 12th century, fortress church from the 14th century, paved side streets dotted with typical stone houses, and old residences like the Scipione House and the Grailhe Mansion make La Couvertoirade a simply unmissable listed site !
La couvertoirade, Larzac Templier et Hospitalier
12230 la couvertoirade
Tél : 33 (0)5 65 58 55 59
A single contact
+33 (0)4 67 88 86 44
openings : Open all year
- January to March : tuesday to friday 10am-1 pm & 2pm - 6pm
saturday 10am - 1pm.
-April, May, June, September & October : Open everyday 10am-1 pm & 2pm - 6pm
- July & August : Open everyday 10am - 7pm
- November & December : tuesday to Saturday 10am-1 pm & 2pm - 6pm