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Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

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Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hérault
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Stage on the Way of St James (Santiago de Compostela pilgrim route), the medieval village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, listed as one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France, appeals to the visitors with its wild and unspoiled natural environment, its beautiful narrow streets, its charming square decorated with a plane tree and its beautiful Romanesque abbey church. From the village, walkers can go to the Infernet rock formations.

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Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert...

A legendary city, in the heart of a preserved valley.

An unforgettable encounter...

This valley where Guilhem retired in 806 after having founded the monastery of Gellone was a true desert that only the shepherds of the Neolithic had already frequented.

A jewel of stone with vertiginous cliffs where thyme, oak and pine cling, this landscape made of stone and sky is enchanting. In its heart is hidden the legendary city of Saint-Guilhem, which then appears like a real oasis.

Along the creek "Verdus", it stretches its old lanes under the Languedoc sun for almost twelve centuries. Its houses, interwoven with one another, with tiles patinated by the sun and the weight of the years, are not all singular, but always bear the trace of their past: arcatures, lintels, geminated windows...

Developed around the abbey of Gellone, the village which has preserved its medieval identity, constitutes a set of a rare harmony.

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
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Monuments

Events and festivities

Information from the Tourist Office on +33 4 67 57 58 83 or from the Town Hall on +33 4 67 57 70 17.

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Pablo Casals Festival
A prestigious chamber music festivalJuly / August 2020

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Village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert
Village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert
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Devil's Bridge and its beach
Devil's Bridge and its beach
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Gellone Abbey
Gellone Abbey
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L'Hérault
L'Hérault
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Gellone Abbey (© D.Kuentz)
Gellone Abbey (© D.Kuentz)
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Village square
Village square
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Village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert
Village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert
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Village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert
Village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert
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Village square
Village square
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Anastylosis
Anastylosis
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Church of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert
Church of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert
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Cloister of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert
Cloister of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert
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Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
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Another panorama on the village (© Jean Espirat)
Another panorama on the village (© Jean Espirat)
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Court of the abbey (© Jean Espirat)
Court of the abbey (© Jean Espirat)
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The abbey (© Jean Espirat)
The abbey (© Jean Espirat)
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The old mill (© Jean Espirat)
The old mill (© Jean Espirat)
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Covered passage (© Jean Espirat)
Covered passage (© Jean Espirat)
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Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (© Frantz)
Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (© Frantz)
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Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (© Frantz)
Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (© Frantz)
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Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (© Frantz)
Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (© Frantz)
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Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (© Frantz)
Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (© Frantz)
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Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (© Frantz)
Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (© Frantz)
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Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (© Frantz)
Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (© Frantz)
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Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (© Frantz)
Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (© Frantz)
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Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (© Frantz)
Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (© Frantz)
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Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (© Frantz)
Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (© Frantz)
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Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (© Frantz)
Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (© Frantz)
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Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (© Frantz)
Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (© Frantz)
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Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (© Frantz)
Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (© Frantz)
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Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (© Frantz)
Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert (© Frantz)
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Devil's Bridge
Devil's Bridge
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The commune
The commune
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The commune
The commune
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The commune
The commune
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The commune
The commune
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The commune
The commune
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Gellone Abbey
Gellone Abbey
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Gellone Abbey
Gellone Abbey
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Gellone Abbey
Gellone Abbey
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Gellone Abbey
Gellone Abbey
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