Exceptional sites

Few nations can claim a tourism potential equal to that of France.

The route of Saint James of Compostela, St-Guilhem-le-Désert, the Pont du Diable, the Gorges of the Hérault and the Clamouse Cave are exceptional sites and the crown jewels in the development of tourism in the Hérault valley.

Village streets, village trips, winemaking villages, pottery villages, castellas – all reflect the uniqueness of a land carved by both Man and the river Hérault.

The Clamouse Cave

Listed as a “scientific and scenic" site by the Ministry of Ecology in 2005. It is part of the National Register of Geological Heritage.

The Pont du Diable

Medieval bridge built in the 11th century, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Gorges de l’Hérault

Listed in 2010 as a Zone Natura 2000, the Gorges of the Hérault are part of the Grand Site de France Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert.


Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site because of its paths taken by Saint James of Compostela in France.

Visit the tourist office website of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert / Vallée de l’Hérault.


Traditional potters’ village.

Visit the official website of Saint-Jean-de-Fos.

Summer 2010 : Jean-Louis Borloo, Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development & the Sea and Chantal Jouanno, Secretary of State for Ecology, give the 8th Grand Site de France label to “St-Guilhem-le-Désert – Gorges de l’Hérault".

Summer 2011 : Argileum, the House of Pottery in St-Jean-de-Fos, opens its doors.

Visit the website of Argileum, la Maison de la Poterie.