Some of the main points of interest, within 1 hour from the Domaine :

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The area

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Languedoc & Provence

Le Domaine de Monteils

 

Spectacular natural landscapes


Cevennes national Park: Just a step from the Domain de Monteils, this paradise for the walkers with chestnut groves, hidden valleys and sources, proposes idyllic walking itineraries.


Camargue lakes: Legendary wild white horses, uncountable pink flamingos and birds... Take part of a photographic safari or participate to the local typical feasts.


Mediterranean secret sandy beaches: Only 25 km from the Domaine de Monteils, extend the endless sandy beaches of the Languedoc. Let us indicate you the wildest places.

Off the beaten track discoveries

 

Anduze: Its traditional factories produce world renowned glazed vases.

Amazing giant Bamboo's forest not to be missed.

From Anduze starts a steam train ride across the Cevennes with outstanding views.


Picturesque Villages: A number of charming villages reflect the south French “art de vivre”, and count many art and craft shops, like Sauve, Sommières, Vézenobres, Pézenas, Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie, l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue...


Caves & museums: Prestigious caves in the area : grotte des Demoiselles, la Cocalière, l’Aven Armand...Musée du Désert in Miallet about "Camisards" and the protestantism history in the Cevennes ; Silk museum in St Hippolyte...

Historical towns & villages

 

Avignon: The City was residence of the pope in the 14th century. Many monuments inside the remparts: the pope's palace, the "pont St Bénézet", the "place de l'Horloge" and its theaters...


Uzès: First french duchy, this little town of arts with paved streets, mansions from the 17th century and many antique shops is a real jewel ! Visit the Fenestrelle medieval tower, la "place aux herbes" and its provençal market.


Le Pont du Gard: Tremendous work of art classified by the UNESCO as world heritage, this renowned aqueduct is the most impressive bridge built in the Roman Empire.

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The Domaine de Monteils is located in the middle of a very attractive region, renowned for its fantastic historical heritage, spectacular landscapes,

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and yet an unspoiled area that kept its authenticity.

Aigues-Mortes: The remparts of this medieval town are surrounded by the salt lakes of the Camargue, home of thousends of flamingos.


Nîmes: Roman city well knowned for its arenas and "ferias", and also "la maison carrée", the gardens of la Fontaine and the new covered market created by Philip Stark. The nearby town of Arles is also well worth a visit for its arenas and antique theatre.


Montpellier: Coup de Coeur ! Very lively university town, capital of the region. The historical center of the city is pedestrian. It counts many mansions from the 17th century, narrow paved streets, and charming shops, places and squares around the "Place de la Comedie".

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Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

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Camargue

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Activities


Walking & Cycling :

Cirque de Navacelles, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, classified "plus beaux villages de France", Gorges de l'Hérault, Corniche des Cévennes, Grotte des Demoiselles: Many walking and cycling tours from the domaine...


Sports, sensations : fly over the area of Uzès on board a hot air balloon. Experience the sportive tuna fishing or a sea ride on board a catamaran boat. Enjoy paragliding first flight and trainings, guided horse ridings, canoe-kayak in the Herault or Ardeche canyons,


Encounters with producers : Tasting of oysters at an oyster farmer in Bouzigues. Olive oil tasting at the mill nearby Sommières.  Wine tasting and visit of the wine estates of the Pic Saint Loup area.