Sitting within the beautifully scenic Occitanie region in the South of France, Hérault, which is part of part of the Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées department, presents an enticingly diverse landscape for its many visitors. Featuring miles of sun-drenched shorelines, majestic mountain ranges and rustic countryside within its boundaries, it’s easy to see why this is a popular holiday destination.
Within Hérault’s stretch of Mediterranean coast sits 14 beautiful beaches; family-friendly resorts Marseillan and Cap d'Agde appeal to the masses in search of sand and tranquil waters, whilst bustling Sète is a picturesque fishing harbour with traditional charm. Balaruc les Bains which sits within Etang de Thau lagoon is known for its thermal waters, drawing those in search of spa treatments and health and wellbeing breaks to its shores.
The department’s capital Montpellier is one of the most ancient and interesting cities in France, boasting an incredible history dating back to the ninth century. Its Moorish past has been seamlessly married with the slightly bohemian - and very cosmopolitan - atmosphere of a now thoroughly modern city break destination.
For a more sedate pace to your holiday, travel up through a vast landscape of agricultural land, abundant in tasty produce dictated by the balmy Mediterranean climate, to the north of the Hérault region, where the imposing Cévennes mountain ranges loom over pretty towns and villages abundant in traditions and charm.