Situated at the confluence of two rivers, the City of Art and History of Lodève reveals itself through its ancient Saint-Fulcran cathedral of Gothic style, its pope's palace sheltering town hall, its mansions and its banks along the Lergue and Soulondre rivers.
The museum of Lodève, housed in the Fleury mansion, houses archaeology, painting and sculptures collections.
City Lodève, sub-prefecture of the Hérault, enjoys an exceptional natural and cultural. It is located less than twenty minutes drive from Lake Salagou tray Grézac, caves Labeil and the Abbey of Grandmont, and less than fifty minutes of Navacelles, Saint-Guilhem-le- desert gorges of the Herault and the Screw, La Couvertoirade, Avene, the Regional Natural Park of Haut-Languedoc, Millau, Montpellier, Lamalou-les-Bains and beaches.
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.
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.