Pic Saint Loup, France, Hérault

Pic Saint Loup, France, Hérault
The Saint-Loup Peak (Pic Saint-Loup) is a mountain located in the department of Hérault, in Languedoc-Roussillon (France). From its peak (658m), the Pic Saint-Loup dominates the scrublands of Herault. A large iron cross, an observation point and as well, a chapel from a former hermitage await you at the top. Between the Cevennes and the Mediterranean Sea, about 20 km north of Montpellier, the peak is visible from much of the department of Herault and Gard, and even from the …

Vivioures Castle, Herault, France

Vivioures Castle, Herault, France
Viviourès Castle, also known as the Roquette Castle (Château de la Roquette) is located in the department of Herault, in the south of France. Built on the Hortus mountain, between the villages of Valflaunès and Saint-Martin-de-Londres, 25 km from Montpellier. It faces the Pic Saint-Loup, and is surrounded by a landscape of scrub (garrigue), with its oak and limestone. The Viviourès Castle once served as a fortress but also a place to live. The first mention of the castle date …

Montferrand Castle – Herault – France

Montferrand Castle – Herault – France
Montferrand Castle is a medieval fortress from the twelfth century, situated on the territory of the municipality of Saint-Mathieu-de-Tréviers in the department of Herault, 25 km North of Montpellier. Accessible only on foot (by GR 60), the castle of Montferrand is built on a limestone spur of the ridge East of the Pic Saint-Loup (658m). The castle is located opposite the Hortus in a romantic landscape of scrubland oak (garrigue), attracting drawing artists of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, then …