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Cruzy - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hérault

Small hamlet of Herault, on the edge of the department of Aude, Cruzy takes place a hundred kilometers from Montpellier, not far from Assignan and Villespassans. It is located on the banks of the Nazoure, near Montouliers and Ouveillan.

Located in the heart of wooded hills, valleys and vineyards, the village of Cruzy has seduced visitors for centuries. Populated since the time of prehistory, it has developed over time, gradually taking the face that we know today.

Lovers of old stones and authentic nature will quickly be charmed by this town where it is good to spend a few days of rest away from the tumult city. Its rich history and its traditions do not leave indifferent.

Geographical information

Latitude43.3556790 (N 43° 21’ 20”)
Longitude2.9405970 (E 2° 56’ 26”)
AltitudeFrom 21m to 263m
Surface area25.85 km²
Population1019 inhabitants
Density39 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMontpellier (61 mi, 1h19)
Insee code34092
IntercommunalityCC Sud-Hérault

Nearest cities & towns

Quarante1.4 mi (5 min)
Villespassans3.9 mi (11 min)
Montouliers4.3 mi (12 min)
Cébazan4.9 mi (10 min)
Ouveillan5 mi (10 min)
Argeliers5.6 mi (10 min)
Creissan6 mi (14 min)
Assignan6.6 mi (18 min)
Cazedarnes7.7 mi (15 min)
Mirepeisset7.8 mi (13 min)
Puisserguier7.8 mi (12 min)
Saint-Chinian8 mi (14 min)
Sallèles-d'Aude8 mi (18 min)
Capestang8 mi (14 min)

Things to see and do

Listed as a Historical Monument, the church Sainte-Eulalie de Mérida was entirely rebuilt in the 14th century from the Romanesque basins, then fortified. Now in Gothic style, it allows, through a staircase of 100 steps, to reach the heights of its tower which rises to forty-five meters. Inside, it is possible to admire a beautiful Virgin and Child of the fourteenth century. Not far, you will see the remains of the chapel of Sainte-Foy of Visigothic origin.

Located at rue de la Poste, the ACAP Museum, the Archaeological and Paleontological Cultural Association, presents its remains free of charge. In particular, it is possible to admire fossils of dinosaur eggs, dinosaur bones, Roman pottery, or even banners made during winemaking events at the beginning of the 20th century and now classified as Historical Monuments. 'object.

While strolling in the village, you will also be able to discover the feudal castle in the middle of the old village which formerly served as home to the viscounts of Narbonne, the old mill of Sainte-Eulalie or the old well on the place of the Church.

Built in the nineteenth century, the Château de Sériège is a vineyard castle built for the family of Andoque de Sériège. This is a very good example of madness built during the golden age of viticulture in the region.

Places of interest


Events and festivities

Dinosaurs In the vineyards
Cruzy party
Musical evening at the Terminus


Village of Cruzy (© G.Defrocourt)
Village of Cruzy (© G.Defrocourt)
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Archaeological and paleontological museum (© G.Defrocourt)
Archaeological and paleontological museum (© G.Defrocourt)
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Program of the 2017 Harvest Concert
Program of the 2017 Harvest Concert
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Monday 19 june
Min. 15°C - Max. 28°C
Tuesday 20 june
Min. 17°C - Max. 29°C
Wednesday 21 june
Min. 18°C - Max. 27°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby


For more information, contact the Tourist Office of the Canal du Midi on +33 4 67 37 85 29.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Cruise on the Canal du Midi
Nature and the great outdoors8 € to 34 € Colombiers (10.5 mi)
Licence-free boat hire on the Canal du Midi
Entertainment30 € to 140 € Colombiers (10.6 mi)
Quad bike trek on the outskirts of Béziers
Sports sensations50 € to 220 € Thézan-lès-Béziers (11.3 mi)
Cruise on the Canal du Midi
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 48 € Béziers (13 mi)
Barge cruise on the Canal du Midi
Nature and the great outdoors33 € to 55 € Béziers (13.4 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Parade of Marie Coquette, Cruzy
On the heights of Creissan... The Bories
HikeEasy2h30Creissan (3.7 mi)
The Priory Saint Christopher at Puisserguier
HikeAthletic4h25Puisserguier (5.1 mi)
Lake Jouarres
HikeEasy3h00Olonzac (13 mi)
Vineyards and Heritage
HikeIntermediate4h40Saint-Geniès-de-Fontedit (14.2 mi)


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