The Gorges de l’Hérault, the ideal destination for your holiday
From your campsite in Languedoc-Roussillon, the urban landscapes gradually give way to the dramatic wilderness of the Hérault Valley. The entrance to the gorge, up to 300m deep in places, is marked by the famous Devil’s Bridge, the oldest Romanesque bridge in France. Within a distance of just 5km, a profusion of treasures await you: Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, the Clamouse cave, Saint-Jean-de-Fos… You’ll be spoilt for choice!
No time to stop for a bathe? Make up for it in the swimming pools and slides of the water park in the heart of your 4 or 5 star campsite. Or perhaps you prefer simply lazing in the sun on the solarium terrace or organising a grand volleyball, football or pétanque tournament in the shade of the oak trees. And your youngsters? They’ll be having a whale of a time in the free children’s clubs! As you’ve probably realised, your Sandaya campsite has thought of everything to offer you the holiday you’ve been dreaming of.
Visit the Gorges de l’Hérault with the family
The Gorges de l’Hérault form one vast playground for adventurers of all ages! In the height of summer, start off by exploring them by canoe. A total delight and wonderfully easy since there are plenty of outdoor activity centres nearby. As you paddle downstream, make the most of the many enchanting spots for bathing as you marvel at the remarkable scenery. Love doing nothing but lazing? Spread your towel on the beach at the Devil’s Bridge, it’s lifeguarded in summer!
Finally, as the temperature rises, cool off in the depths of the Clamouse cave where a speleopark offers a chance to discover the eccentric concretions as you explore its unique adventure trail, a combination of fun and sport!
Visit the Gorges de l’Hérault as a couple
The jewel of the Hérault Valley, the village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert makes the ideal setting for a romantic stroll arm-in-arm. Listed as one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in France”, Saint-Guilhem has preserved the medieval street layout that gives it all its charm.
From alleyways to secluded little squares, take time out to explore its boutiques, admire the ruins of the Giant’s castle and, of course, visit the Gellone Abbey, a Unesco world heritage site. But this is far from being the end of your visit! The abbey marks the starting point for the superb Fenestrettes hiking trail (3hr) offering a breathtaking view of the Cirque de l’Infernet.
Camping Gorges de l'Hérault: our handy tips for a successful stay
In high season, leave the car in the Devil’s Bridge car park. Parking spaces are hard to find in Saint-Guilhem!
Get your hands dirty and have fun with the family in an entertaining workshop at the Argileum pottery museum!
The “Randoland” circular walks transform a hike into a fun discovery trail, ideal for your little campers!
Set off to discover the most gorgeous bathing spot between Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert and Saint-Bauzille-de-Putois!