Les Pavots
Les Pavots

Local attractions

Cirque de Navacelles
  • A morning at one of the many markets in the local area; a chance to buy great food as the French do, souvenirs and local crafts
  • A walk to the "edge of the world" (le cirque du bout du monde) or along the "botanical path" (sentier botanique) to get a view of Soubès and the surrounding countrtyside
  • A cycle ride along the many quiet roads in the beautiful countryside around Les Pavots
  • A day out to visit the vineyards in the local area and to sample some of the truly excellent wines of the Languedoc region
  • The Grotte de Clamouse is a popular limestone cave; can be combined with a visit to St.Guilhem le Desert
  • Kayaking down mini rapids on the l’Herault river, taking in a picnic on one of the many riverside beaches
  • A visit to the awe inspiring Millau viaduct
  • Wondering around the ancient streets of Pézenas with its many craft shops and restaurants
  • A trip to the spectacular Cirque de Navacelles - a geographical wonder
  • A day at the beach with a seafood supper on the way home in the pretty port of Marseillan or Meze
  • Sailing, canoeing, fishing, swimming or windsurfing on the Lac du Salagou followed by jazz in a bar by the water’s edge
  • Shopping in the chic boutiques of Montpellier and visiting some of the cultural sites of this beautiful city
  • Climbing the rock formations at Moureze and visiting the old Napoleonic village nearby
  • Visit the many caves in Roquefort-sur-Soulzon, which is where the famous cheese is produced
  • Or just…stroll down to the village, crossing the stream on the stepping stones and passing by beautiful vineyards. Stop at the Café du Terral for a “petit café” a “pastis” or a refreshing “pression” or even enjoy a bite to eat and a chance to chat with the locals

See the separate sections for more details on beaches, restaurants, walking, cycling and vineyards.  Useful websites can be found under Links.

Who rents Les Pavots?
Families, family groups holidaying together, couples - anyone in fact!

Location good for?
People who love the outdoors, French village life, fantastic wine and vineyards, sunny days and warm nights. Perfect for those who want to be active (cycling, walking, kayaking). Enjoy peace and tranquillity and privacy to do your own thing.

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