Nearby villages, towns, activities and tourist sites
Pont du Gard
Viaduc de Millau
Domaine des Rochers is situated
in a sublime spot on the edge of a national forest, with panoramic
views over the surrounding mountains. It is a haven of peace, away from
the hassle and bussle of the everyday world. Ideal for walkers and mountain bikers ,
who can follow the many paths that lead from our gates, and for those
who appreciate fauna and flora, such as red squirrels, nightingales,
rare eagles and wild orchids.
The domaine is within the commune of St
Etienne de Gourgas, a beautiful village nestling at the foot of the
plateau of the Larzac, now a Unesco World Heritage Site.
The neighbouring fortified village of Soubès offers a shop and a thriving and typically French restaurant/bar where eating al fresco under the plane trees is a special treat.
The nearby town of Lodève has a renowned art gallery and museum, a beautiful Cathedral and twice weekly markets which filll the streets.
The amazing scenery and swimming beaches of Lac Salagou are within
a twenty minute drive, while in the other direction lies the village of St
Guilhem le Desert, voted amongst the most picturesque in France with
its 11c abbey and medieval streets. Situated on the banks of the river
Hérault, the village provides wonderful opportunities for picnics,
swimming, walking and canoeing.
The A75 motorway can be reached within 10 minutes of thr gîte, so that interesting towns and villages, such as Carcassonne, Nimes, Millau and Montpellier are all within an easy drive, while little fishing ports and mediterranean beaches, such as those at Sète and Mèze are less than an hour's drive away. The modern Millau Viaduct and
the Roman Pont du Gard near Nimes are wonders of modern and ancient
engineering and not to missed.
Bouzigues - Etang de Tau
Hôtel de Ville