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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hérault

Lodève - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hérault

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude43.7336600 (N 43° 44’ 1”)
Longitude3.3139750 (E 3° 18’ 50”)
AltitudeFrom 117m to 700m
Surface area23.17 km²
Population7809 inhabitants
Density337 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMontpellier (53 km, 44 min)
Insee code34142
IntercommunalityCC Lodévois et Larzac

Nearest cities & towns

Fozières5.6 km (12 min)
Les Plans5.7 km (10 min)
Poujols5.7 km (11 min)
Olmet-et-Villecun6 km (11 min)
Soubès6 km (10 min)
Le Puech6.8 km (13 min)
Soumont6.9 km (13 min)
Lauroux7.8 km (12 min)
Saint-Étienne-de-Gourgas9 km (14 min)
Lavalette9.1 km (17 min)
Pégairolles-de-l'Escalette9.6 km (11 min)
Le Bosc11.4 km (15 min)
Celles12.4 km (18 min)
Lunas13.7 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

The Manufacture nationale de la Savonnerie, workshop Lodève. It is the only schedule to the Savonnerie de Paris. This unique place mats are woven exception for embassies, national monuments, at the Elysee Palace and the national collections of furniture, perpetuates a weaving technique of almost four centuries.

The old apothecary of the Hospital of Saint John Heritage exceptional and misunderstood, the apothecary of Lodève is in the Herault, the second "in situ" with that of "the work of Mercy" in Montpellier. Visit every Monday at 10 and 14h. Information and reservation at the Tourist Office and Lodévois Larzac +33 4 67 88 86 10.

The Lodève Museum (closed Mondays). Information +33 4 67 88 86 10.

Places of interest

Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Temporary exhibitions at the museum Lodève.


Apothecary of the Hospital of Saint John Lodève
Apothecary of the Hospital of Saint John Lodève
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Manufacture de la Savonnerie (© S. Quencez)
Manufacture de la Savonnerie (© S. Quencez)
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Museum Lodève
Museum Lodève
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The priory of Saint-Michel Grandmont to Soumont is an architectural gem. Historical monument, this jewel of Romanesque architecture is the only monastery Grandmontains twelfth-thirteenth century, preserved in its entirety.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Meetings with winegrowers and royal manufactory
Nature and the great outdoors5 € to 25 € Villeneuvette (15.4 km)
Canoe-kayak on the Hérault for all
Nature and the great outdoors32 € to 46 € Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (19.3 km)
Velorail and tourist train in Larzac
Nature and the great outdoors12 € to 25 € Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon (27 km)
Tour and tasting at an oil mill
Local flavoursFreeMurviel-lès-Béziers (32 km)
Canyoning where the three valleys meet
Sports sensations30 € Mons (33 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Camp Nègre Wind Farm walk
HikeEasy3h30Camplong (17.1 km)
Orb Mountains Arboretum
HikeIntermediate5h00Camplong (17.1 km)
Saint Sauveur Chapel Walk
HikeEasy2h00Camplong (17.1 km)
Mountain bike outing in the Orb Mountains
Mountain bike itineraryAthletic3h30Camplong (17.1 km)
Serres of Blaquererie
HikeEasy4h00La Couvertoirade (19.9 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals