Saint guilhem le desert

What to see, what to do in Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert?

Do you wish to visit a place full of history and close to nature? The village of Saint Guilhem le Désert is located at the south of the Cévennes national Park, classified as UNESCO World Heritage since 2011. The village is situated 45 minutes from the train station Sud de France Montpellier. These old stones willingly reveal their treasures to anyone who takes the time to look for them. The village is one of the stages for the pilgrimage of Santiago de Compostela and is small medieval city classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France (Les Plus Beaux Villages de France).

Like many locals who live there all year round, you will discover that there are lots of things to keep you in Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert. The climate and lifestyle here are unparalleled.

The calm of a medieval village in the Hérault

It is very nice to be able to explore the small picturesque streets with its charming little shops. You will be able to meet many of the local craftspeople. Make the most of the ambiance by sitting down in one of the cafes lining its main square. Don’t forget to admire the surprising plane tree in the centre that was planted in 1855. Discover the eventful history of the place by visiting the Gellone Abbey! It is one of the jewels of roman art, classified as UNESCO World Heritage, it contains the relics of Saint Guilhem and the true cross!

Walking and canoeing near Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

For sportsmen and walking lovers, there are many circuits of varying difficulty around Saint Guilhem. These walks have many magnificent viewpoints!

You can also use some less well known footpaths in the winemaking plain of the Hérault. The valley possesses many varied walks. On foot or by bike, there is something for all levels and all ages.

For white water sport amateurs, you will need to go slightly to the North of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, into the gorges of the Hérault to find activities. The view points are exceptional! You will find other  natural wonders. The river flows at the bottom of steep limestone cliffs creating marvellous canoeing opportunities.  Near Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, there is the famous Pont du Diable (Devil’s Bridge) that’s dated from the roman times. It is also classified as one of the Grand Sites de France. Numerous city dwellers come during the summer to swim in between the Pont du Diable and the bridge in Saint-Etiene d’Issensac.

Campsite near Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

It is near this emblematic place, next to a magnificent bathing place, that the campsite Domaine D’Anglas is there to welcome you.  It is the ideal starting point for a visit to Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert.  The Domaine d’Anglas campsite enjoys an ideal location and is distinguished by its wide choice of rentals.  They took care to keep the place as natural as possible, no static caravans here!

The campsite offers many pitches but also a wide choice of unusual accommodation. You can rent caravans, lodges, wine huts and wooden chalets. Everything has been designed to offer you a total change of scenery during your camping holiday. Comfortable and fully equipped, these rentals fit perfectly into the landscape and will please the most difficult of you. A swimming pool, a children’s club and a restaurant complete the offer. With family, friends or as a couple, your holidays in Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert will be unforgettable.

The 5-star campsite Domaine d’Anglas and its team wish you a great holiday in Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert.

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