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What to do around Montpellier and the Grotte des Demoiselles? Extend the adventure!

Between land, sea and terroirs of Occitania, the Grotte des Demoiselles enjoys a location conducive to discoveries: In Saint-Bauzille-de-Putois, near Montpellier and Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, the surroundings are rich in places tourist attractions to visit, leisure ideas and activities to do with the family, with your children, in magnificent corners of Hérault, Gard and Cévennes.

  • The Thaurac massif is the backdrop for the Demoiselles cave. At 487 m above sea level, it is a major tourist spot in the Montpellier region, suitable for outdoor activities and sports.

  • The Thaurac is a climbing paradise in Occitania with 835 routes on level 4 to 8c + routes. To guide you, the latest edition of "Escalades au Thaurac", by Fabien Roumanille and Jean Luc Fabre is available at the cave shop.

  • 120 km of trails are marked for hiking in the Massif . The GR 60 crosses the site of the Demoiselles cave. Nearby, you can join the GR® de Pays Grand Pic Saint-Loup Elected “Favorite GR® of the French 2021”.

  • Between Ganges and Sumène, a green lane offers a pleasant walk on foot or by bike .

  • At the foot of the cave, the Hérault gorges are a popular spot for Canoeing , leaving from the many bases of Saint-Bauzille-de-Putois, Laroque or Ganges.

The villages around the Demoiselles cave are to be discovered for a family outing in the Hérault, as well for their agricultural traditions (on the terraces of the sweet onion of the Cévennes) and viticultural (with fine wines and renowned “Terrasses du Larzac”), their history (Saint Martial, Laroque, Brissac, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert), their industrial past (with silk in the Cévennes).

  • Unique landscape in Europe, site classified for several reasons (Great site of France, UNESCO world heritage with the "Causses and Cévennes" ...) the Cirque de Navacelles forms with * the gorges of the Vis *, A mind-blowing show.

  • In the valley of Gellone, a valley suspended above the gorges of the Hérault, the medieval city of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert is ranked among the most beautiful villages in France . To see: Gellone Abbey, a gem of early Romanesque art.

  • Second summit of the Cévennes, highest point in Gard at 1,567 meters, Mont Aigoual offers breathtaking panoramas. To discover at the top: a meteorological observatory and its museum.

  • Ranked among the most beautiful gardens in France with 240 varieties of bamboo and remarkable trees, the Bambouseraie des Cévennes is the largest in Europe.

  • Between Anduze and Saint-Jean-du-Gard, the Cévennes steam train takes you through the admirable landscapes of the Cévennes valleys.

All roads lead to the Grotte des Demoiselles

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