Day trip

Montpellier: St. Guilhem le Désert and Moureze Day-Trip

4.9 / 5

18 reviews

Activity provider: wisud

Montpellier: St. Guilhem le Désert and Moureze Day-Trip

Activity provider: wisud

From US$ 63.03 per person

Discover the beauty of Mourèze, Saint Guilhem Le Désert, and the Salagou lake on a day trip from Montpellier. Admire the stunning natural landscapes and old villages with a guide.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, French
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover varied and breathtaking landscapes
  • Spend the day with a native of the region
  • Stroll through picturesque old streets
Full description
Your experience begins as you meet in Montpellier with your local guide. It will be at this point you will receive a presentation of the excursion itinerary before your departure in an air-conditioned minibus. In a small group, discover the small medieval village of Mourèze and its cirque with other-worldly rock formations. Shortly before lunch time, you will return to the minibus to explore a unique lake which is sure to make an impression on you. It will be at this location you will be free to enjoy a picnic at the water's edge, as you chat with your guide. In the early afternoon, admire beautiful gorges and a medieval bridge which is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will later finish the day strolling through the winding streets of a medieval village full of artisanal shops in a natural and enchanting setting. History is also very present in this area, which boasts an impressive abbey with a glorious past.
Includes
  • Mini van transport from the meeting point in Montpellier
  • Local guide for the day
  • Parking at the different sites
  • Visits as listed in the excursion itinerary
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Personal insurance
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meeting place: Montpellier, tram station “MOSSON” L1 or L3. Wait at the meeting point and your guide will find you.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • You will climb 50 steps to reach the viewpoint, but it is not mandatory
  • Please note that no lunch is included on this tour, you must bring your own picnic
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 18 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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David was exceptionally knowledgeable, and gracious to continue with the tour when all others who'd booked canceled or didn't show. And personalized the tour to my liking in the process. He walked at my pace, and since the tour wasn't taking as long as usual, added a couple extras into it.

November 23, 2022

We absolutely loved this tour - the variety of places we visited, the beauty of both the towns and the landscapes. The pace was perfect.... we weren't rushed and were able to linger in places of particular interest. I can't believe we covered so much in one day, yet still felt energised at the end of the trip. We were very impressed with our guide David who shifted effortlessly between english and french. He was charming and knowledgeable and very generous with his time.

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September 25, 2022

This was a fantastic day with our guide, David. We loved the diversity of activities from our hike in the Cirque de Moureze, to lunch on the shore of Lac Salagou, from the amazing views (and David's excellent storytelling!) at Pont Diable to the historical relics in the Abbey Museum at St. Guilhem the desert. Throughout the day, David was an enthusiastic host, patiently enduring our attempts at conversing in our beginner French and adding extra details to our day that made it an entertaining and absorbing look at the Herault region. Thank you very much, David!

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April 15, 2022

Product ID: 310543