Spices and olives from the Hérault region
The fish market in Sète near the campsite
Boats in the fishing port of Sète near the campsite
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Things to do during your campsite holiday in Hérault

Les Rivières campsite stands at an ideal location from which to explore Hérault, one of the sunniest areas of France.

Indeed, the campsite can be found half an hour’s drive away from the Mediterranean beaches, close to Montpellier and Béziers but also near the best inland tourist attractions, like Salagou Lake or the Mourèze corrie and the breathtaking mountain landscape that surrounds it.

Visit Salagou Lake just 20 minutes from the campsite

This 750-hectare lake is the biggest in the department. It was created in the 1960s when a dam was built on the small Salagou river.

Go mountain biking or hiking, along its banks to discover a mountainous, sometimes arid landscape, or take advantage of your outing to enjoy watersports or go paragliding from the summit above the lake.

Family of cyclists on the shores of Lake Salagou in the Hérault

Canet in Hérault

With a population of 3,500, Canet is a pleasant little Occitan village that dates from the Middle Ages. The Languedoc art of living remains untouched by modern life and you’ll enjoy sipping at a drink on the square among the villagers in a spirit of togetherness.

With shops, internet, bars and restaurants (including one on the campsite!), you’ll find all the comforts you need, including grocery shops and a supermarket in Canet.

Suspension bridge in Canet in Hérault near Les Rivières campsite

The Hérault, an Occitan river

Kayaking and canoeing enthusiasts are familiar with the stunning landscapes of the River Hérault, from the Cévennes region where it takes its source, to Agde where it flows into the Mediterranean.

You’ll be able to make the most of the river from the campsite, with direct access to one of its beaches, where you can enjoy a swim or daydream under the tall trees, to the soothing sound of the water.

Bathers and canoeing on the Hérault in Canet in Hérault

A campsite near Sète and Cap d’Agde

Agde, the "Good Town". Founded by the Ancient Greeks, “Agathé Polis” (Αγαθή πόλις, ancient Greek for “good town”) has a very long history that gradually transformed it into “Agde”. Stroll in the town centre or near the Canal du Midi to discover a multitude of history-steeped sites.

A short distance away, Cap d’Agde is famous across Europe as the naturism capital. Nudists will have complete freedom on the beach and can even wander into the naturist district with its own shops and restaurants. You’ll get the perfect tan!

Sète, tucked between the Mediterranean Sea, and the lagoon of Thau. Sète features a long strip of land between the lagoon and the sea, edged by a long sandy beach, that boasts the “Blue Flag” seal of approval.

Birthplace of George Brassens, but also famous for the nautical jousting, matches that have taken place here since 1666 when the port was first built, Sète is first and foremost a port town with a rich architectural heritage of typically Languedoc style. Don’t hesitate to wander through the "Quartier Haut", where the massive influx of Italian fishermen in the 1930s led to this being the most Italian of all districts in Languedoc.

Fort Brescou and Cap d'Agde beach near Les Rivières campsite
The Thau pond in Sète near the Les Rivières campsite