Local attractions

Must-see

  • The Gua des Brasses beach 0.5 km (facilities, swimming area monitored in July and August, from 2 pm to 7 pm, paddling pool, floating pontoons)
  • Les Bouldouïres outdoor activities centre 2.5 km (beach – swimming area monitored in Summer, sailing school, sailing boat/stand up paddle/canoe/pedal boat rentals, high rope courses in the trees, inflatables, bungee-jumping, trampolining, pony club, public swimming pool, children’s playground, mountain bike rentals, snack-bar and restaurant, pic-nic areas, barbeques, volley-ball field)
  • The town of La Salvetat 5 km (Tourist Office, shops, farmers’ market on Thursdays and Sundays, guided tours of the village, bridge and Chapel of Saint-Etienne-de-Cavall, events in Summer).
  • Lake Laouzas 8 km (sailing school)
  • Maison de Payrac 8 km (local produce, nature trail, standing stone and wonderful viewpoint over Lake Laouzas, boardwalk through a peat bog)
  • Fraïsse-sur-agout 9 km (idyllic fishing course, laid out in the village)
  • Lake de Vesole 13 km (The « Saut de Vesole » offers an outstandng vantage point over the plain and the Mediterranean sea when the sky is clear, Somail forest, pleasant family hike around the lake 6 km)
  • Col de Fonfroide (pass) 14 km (gateway to the Espinouse mountain)
  • Col de Piquotalen (pass) 16 km (snow in Winter, Nordic winter sports – Snowshoe rentals, cross-country skiing and sledding for the day or half a day, 3 signposted tracks – hiking in other seasons)
  • Lacaune 19 km (thermal spring swimming- pool, salt meat factory tours, the ‘wild child’ story footpath, museums)
  • Murat sur Vebre 22 km (megalith interpretation centre)
  • Saint-Pons de Thomières 22 km (pink marble deposit, prehistory museum with children activities)
  • Olargues 26 km (Medieval village – one of the « nicest villages in France »)
  • Héric Gorges 34 km
  • Brassac 28 km (gateway to Sidobre)
  • Sidobre 39 km (amazing granite rocks – « Chaos », « Trois vallées » zoo)
  • Minerve 49 km (medieval village, natural bridges, Cesse canyon)
  • Saint-Chinian 48 km (vineyard, wineries)
  • Sylvanès abbey 51km
  • Roquefort sur Coulzon 78 km (tour of Roquefort cheese caves, the regional park « les Grands Causses »
  • Narbonne 73 km
  • Béziers 77 km (the nine locks of Fonseranes, Ensérune Oppidum)
  • Valras-plage (Mediterranean coast) 88 km
  • Gruissan 92 km (village of stilt wooden houses)
  • Carcassonne 92 km (medieval city)
  • La Couvertoirade 95 km (Templar Commandery)
  • Millau viaduct 112 km

A few car trips

With round-trip mileage from the site

  • The road to Saut de Vesoles (Fraïsses, around Lake de Vesoles, Somail forest, Cabarétou pass – 47 km.
  • The road to Lacaune (thermal spring swimming- pool, salt meat factory tours, the ‘wild child’ story footpath, standing stones tour) – 55 km.
  • The road to Olargues (one of the nicest villages in France, Héric gorges, Coustorgue chestnut forest, standing stones trail) – 64 km.
  • The road to the two- lake loop (Lake Raviège, Lake Laouzas, Maison de Payrac) – 68 km.
  • The road to Sidobre (amazing granite rocks, « Trois vallées » zoo, Brassac) – 85 km.
  • The road to l’Espinousse mountain (Lake Laouzas, Murat sur Vebre, Fonfroide pass, Fraïsse-sur-Agout) – 88 km.
  • The road to Minerve (around Lake du Soulié, medieval village and natural bridges at Minerve, Saint-Chinian, Saint-Pons) – 125 km.
  • The road to Roquefort cheese caves (Sainte-Eulalie de Cernon, La Couvertoirade, Templar Commanderies, the regional park “les Grands Causses”, Sylvanès Abbey) – about 160 km.
  • The road to the Mediterranean sea, about 200 km :
    • Saint-Chinian vineyards/wineries, Béziers, the nine locks of Fonseranes, the Ensérune Oppidum, Valras-plage.
    • Gruissan or Narbonne, la Clape mountain, Fontfroide Abbey.

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