30 minutes from Montpellier and 40 km from the sea, Salagou is an artificial lake with an amazing colour.
This reddish hue is caused by iron oxide contained in the sandstone rock.
The lake enables enthusiasts of the great outdoors to enjoy various activities — biking, horse riding, hiking, swimming, water sports.
This natural area is also ideal for peaceful strolls.
For more information: Tourism in Lodévois and Larzac
Located around twenty kilometres from the Salagou Lake, Lodève is classified by Unesco as a ‘City of Art and History at the gates of the Causses and the Cevennes’.
What to see in Lodève:
- The Lodève Museum, housed in the Fleury family mansion, offers fine art, geology, paleontology, prehistory and archeology collections.
- The sole provincial branch of the National Manufacturer of 'Savonnerie' in Paris, which continues a rug weaving tradition dating back almost four centuries, is based in Lodeve.
- Just 7 km away is the Saint-Michel-de-Grandmont Priory, a listed historic building.
A mosaic of atmospheres
Our tourist advisers
welcome you every day
30 Place de la Comédie Montpellier
9.30am - 6pm (Mon-Sat) / 10am - 5pm (Sun.&Bank holidays).
Our tourist information offices
Lattes : +33 (0)4 67 22 52 91
Villeneuve-lès- Maguelone : 07 87 25 67 45
Castries : +33 (0)4 67 52 04 24
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