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Saint-Bauzille-de-Putois is a town in the Hérault. Member of the town and community gangeoises suménoises Cévennes, it is thirty kilometers from Montpellier and fifty kilometers from Nimes. The village takes its name from Baudille saint who came to evangelize the south of Gaul before dying in the arenas of Nimes.

Crossed by the Hérault, the small village is located halfway between the sea and the mountains and benefiting from exceptional natural environment. Its wild and majestic nature attracts lovers of outdoor activities and hikes. Well equipped, the village of Saint-Bauzille-de-Putois also offers a large number of shops and leisure activities.

Despite its small size, the village of Saint-Bauzille-de-Putois presents an interesting architectural heritage.

Geographical information

Latitude43.8957750 (N 43° 53’ 45”)
Longitude3.7375290 (E 3° 44’ 15”)
AltitudeFrom 118m to 483m
Surface area18.16 km²
Population1861 inhabitants
Density102 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMontpellier (40 km, 45 min)
Insee code34243
IntercommunalityCC des Cévennes Gangeoises et Suménoises

Nearest cities & towns

Agonès3 km (6 min)
Laroque4.1 km (5 min)
Brissac5.3 km (8 min)
Montoulieu6.3 km (7 min)
Ganges6.5 km (10 min)
Cazilhac7.4 km (11 min)
Moulès-et-Baucels9.7 km (14 min)
La Cadière-et-Cambo9.7 km (10 min)
Ferrières-les-Verreries9.7 km (13 min)
Notre-Dame-de-Londres10.2 km (11 min)
Saint-André-de-Buèges11 km (17 min)
Saint-Julien-de-la-Nef11.2 km (14 min)
Saint-Laurent-le-Minier12 km (17 min)
Sumène12.5 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

Saint-Bauzille-de-Putois present, in addition to exceptional landscapes, an interesting architectural heritage.

Dedicated to St. Baudile, the village church with a typical Romanesque architecture. Built between the tenth and thirteenth century, it presents an eardrum painted by an artist village.

Built in the mid-nineteenth century, the suspension bridge was once made of metal, wood and stone. Restored in the mid-2000s, it still has freestone original pillars.

Renovated into hostel, the hostel was a former spinning spinning silk between the mid-nineteenth century and early twentieth century.

Walking through the village, it is possible to admire the presentation of 3-Kings, a former coaching inn, a cross marking the boundary of the village, the mill of the Bishop, or the place of Christ built on a old cemetery.

Classified as an historic monument, Castle Saint-Bauzille-de-Putois was built in 1643.

The Demoiselles cave, also known as the Fairy cave, you can admire stalagmites and stalactites.

Places of interest

Leisure centres

Events and festivities

The Saint-Bauzille-de-Putois market is held throughout the year on Wednesday morning.

A large trade fair is also organized on the third Sunday of October.

The carnival is held, with its parade, every first Saturday after February vacation.

In May, the brass bands festival is the opportunity to attend fashion shows and discover musicians from everywhere.

The first weekend of August, the votive festival of the village has several animations.

A pilgrimage to Our Lady of Suc is offered every year on the last Sunday of August.


The interior of the Demoiselles cave
The interior of the Demoiselles cave
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Wednesday 18 october
Min. 14°C - Max. 18°C
Thursday 19 october
Min. 14°C - Max. 18°C
Friday 20 october
Min. 14°C - Max. 21°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canoe-kayak on the Hérault for all
Nature and the great outdoors32 € to 46 € Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (23 km)
Shopping for regional products at Le Panier d'Aimé
Local flavoursFreeMontpellier (33 km)
Visit the House of Water and its old mill
Culture and education6 € Saint-Jean-du-Bruel (34 km)
Montpellier pass: visits, activities, museums and transport included
Culture and education15 € Montpellier (34 km)
Discover Montpellier by Segway - 1 hour
Entertainment30 € Montpellier (34 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Vineyard trail
HikeEasy1h15Brissac (3.4 km)
Sea of Rocks
HikeEasy1h00Sauve (17.7 km)
Walk to Navacelles
HikeEasy3h00Campestre-et-Luc (26 km)
Visit to a Knights Templar village
HikeEasy3h00Campestre-et-Luc (26 km)
Serres of Blaquererie
HikeEasy4h00La Couvertoirade (34 km)


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