With its distinctive red rock, the Salagou valley offers a colourful and supernatural sight, a real “mineral shock”. The Grand Site du Salagou et de Mourèze boasts a lunar, arid landscape that contrasts with the vast expanse of water and its remarkable Mediterranean biodiversity.
This wild and unique setting abounds with fascinating surprises. A whole host of animal and plant species flourish in this very rich ecosystem.
Lake Salagou is one of the great emblematic landscapes of France. Just like its neighbours, Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert and the Cirque de Navacelles, the Grand Site du Salagou is poignant and breathtaking. Beautiful, unique and fragile, the Grand Site du Salagou et de Mourèze is protected by the law of 1930 regarding sites classified for the beauty of their landscapes.
Discover the magical surrounding environment through a multitude of nautical activities: optimists, electric boat trips, sailing, kayaking… and much more besides! You can hire equipment on site at the water sports centre: Pedaloes – Canoes – Kayaks – Windsurfs – Pleasure boats – Dinghies – Catamarans.
You can enjoy these activities independently or with an instructor.
Zander, pike, carp… A whole host of animal and plant species flourish in this very rich ecosystem. “Record” fish are regularly caught there; pike exceeding one metre in length are not uncommon as well as zander weighing more than 8 kg.
From the shore, your children will be able to spot crayfish and other small fish.
By the day or half day, set out on road bikes or mountain bikes to explore the Grand Site du Lac du Salagou et du Cirque de Mourèze.
A total of 17 marked routes are available ranging from 3 to 38 km in length and offering altitude differences of 200 to 800 m.
And all around you, soak up breathtaking landscapes
In the surroundings, discover magnificient landscapes
The Lodévois et Larzac is an ideal area for hiking in the Hérault and exploring the Causse du Larzac plateau. Whether walking independently or with a guide, there are many footpaths and discovery trails for you to discover this protected area during a family walk or a more challenging hike.
A lovely 10 km walk starting at Les Vailhés campsite alongside Lake Salagou.
Listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France, Saint Guilhem le Desert is a real must for anyone who loves old buildings and history. A spiritual point along the St James’ Way with its superb Gellone Abbey, Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert is a small, preserved medieval village offering a charming and timeless experience.