The town of Saint Jean de Buèges


After bowling tournament at 5-star campsite les Mimosas, bike rides along the Thau lagoon, the tour of Cap d'Agde on a little train, swimming and water activities in Portiragnes-Plage, you will certainly feel the need to raise a little walk during your active holiday in the Hérault. To recharge your batteries and reconnect with nature, we invite you to discover Saint-Jean-de-Buèges, a charming village of the Occitan country.

Saint-Jean-de-Buèges, Occitan charm between scrubland and Cevennes

At about 1:15 drive from the campsite Les Mimosas, Saint-Jean-de-Buèges is a town of 200 residents located in a green and natural atmosphere. You understand before you even see the bell tower and the first houses why this town attracts so many visitors. It is located in the Buèges valley between beautiful gorges, scrubland and the Cévennes National Park.

This timeless city also has a remarkable heritage. It is dominated by a medieval castle, Schloss Baulx, which faces an imposing rocky outcrop. At the heart of the village, the time seems to have stood for centuries. narrow streets, stone houses with painted shutters, tiled roofs: Saint-Jean-de-Buèges surprises with its authenticity and tranquility. The town, off the beaten track, is less crowded than other towns like Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert. Good, say the purists who prefer nature to mass tourism secrets.

Have you visited the Church of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist and the cellar to taste the local wines? Toured the shops and bought local produce? Hike and take small trails gorges Buèges. You will walk between small and medium green mountains. Plan your sandwiches for a picnic break near a waterfall or in a clearing. You want to relax, is not it? At Saint-Jean-de-Buèges, you are at the right address.

Caves and Caving in Saint-Jean-de-Buèges

The town is also known for its natural underground cavities that appeal to cavers, including the Cave of the Bear and the cave of Garrel. The first is under the rock of eleven. The second, larger, is nestled in the mountain Séranne. Cavers have so far topography 7.5 km of tunnels, and hope to soon cross the 10km bar.

Must stops

The second portion of the road to Saint-Jean-de-Buèges is beautiful. From the campsite Les Mimosas, take the direction of Béziers and continue on the A75 to Clermont-l'Hérault. Then you will take the side roads through the scrub and will miss three exceptional sites: Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert (one of the most beautiful villages in France), the cave of Clamouse and the circus Navacelles. They are part of the must during a stay in the Hérault. Consider including in your tour program for your holiday on the Languedoc coast.

Like the preserved natural sites? Plan a day of hiking in the natural park of Haut Languedoc, in the grooves of the screw or around the Pic Saint-Loup.