Going down the Hérault river in either a canoe or a kayak is one of an essentials of any holiday down in the South of France. The gorges of the Hérault are classified as one of the “Grand Sites de France” (exceptional places in France), Unesco world heritage and Natura 2000 (Europe-wide nature protection). At the 4 star campsite of the Domaine d’Anglas, North of Montpellier in Brissac, everything is done enhance your canoeing experience. You can reserve on site and there is a free shuttle that leaves from the campsite. You will also get a one-to-one explanation for a safe activity and you can even order a picnic pannier at the campsite’s Restaurant “La Bergerie” which is ideal for your day on the river for canoeing and kayaking in the Cévennes !
Imagine … unspoiled nature, a sparkling river, breathtaking landscapes as well as calm and serenity just for you! According to your desires, your rhythm, listen to the surrounding fauna, the sound of paddles, the lapping of the water … The sensations are unique during a canoe-kayak trip! Whether you choose kayaking or canoeing, you will bathe in the sweetness of life for a day: for sure !
The canyon of the Gorges of the Hérault was made by the Hérault river, starts just by the Campsite Domaine D’Anglas, at the foot of the Cévennes. The river is 150 km in length and flows through a protected but a wild natural environment. Geographically, the river begins at la Maison de l’Aigoual and goes right down to the Mediterranean sea. The Gorges do not run the full length of the river but finish at St Guilhem le Désert and go through Laroque, Saint Bauzille de Putois and Brissac. In 2010, the Gorges were recognised “Grand Site Occitanie Sud de France”. The river is a good place for swimming, canoeing, walking and also caving. You will find two distinctive landscapes along the river: up north, the landscape is very rocky and steep whereas down south it is a greener.
Around the river, there are plenty of sites of interest to visit : the Cave of les Demoiselles, the bridge at Saint Etienne d’Issensac, the Ravine des Arcs, the abbey of Gellone that was built in 804 and the Pont du Diable (bridge of the devil). The last two buildings are on the list of protected monuments and are included in the routes of Santiago de Compostela.
With our partner Canoë le Moulin, we will make sure your day is perfect : you will have nothing to worry about ! You can chose how long you want your activity to last; 2 hours, a half day, a whole day… anything is possible ! The campsite Domaine d’Anglas has thought of everything to make your day perfect from booking, to the food, to the free shuttle. This is a perfect way to have a lovely day canoeing down the Hérault river 30 minutes from Montpellier.
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