Montpeyroux is a small village in the south of France’s Hérault in a prestigious classified World Heritage site close to Montpellier, Saint-Guilhem le Désert, and the Navacelles.
At the foot of a limestone hillside under the Larzac plateau and nestling between the sea and the wild garrigue, Montpeyroux is a haven of peace, a truly great place to live. The village glows in the gentle shadiness emanating from the overhanging Castellas and emblematic Rocher des Vierges.
Almost unique in the Languedoc, Montpeyroux was built along a street rather than inside circular defensive walls. Mule trails, the salt road, route of the seasonal sheep migration, a stop on the road to Santiago de Compostello, the whole village reflects its dynamic past.
With a strong viticultural history dating back to the Romans, today’s visitors to Montpeyroux are given the opportunity to discover its history, culture and sport. Vines and olive groves along the border of splendid pathways add to the picturesque nature of the whole area.
“BE GUIDED ALONG THE PATH OF HISTORY”
A ramble through the history of a terroir.
You’ll find an exhibition of many evocative trails in the shop, under the name CHEMIN DES HISTOIRES.
For all the family, “Randoland” is a ramble designed as a game for various age groups : 4/6, 7/9 and 9/12 years olds. Collect the details from the sales boutique.
During a guided walk, we invite you to discover the riches and secrets that make up Montpeyroux’s inheritance : its architecture and monuments, the surrounding countryside, the men and their skills.
Book your guided visit at the Tourist office at Saint-Guilhem-Vallée de l’Hérault
Telephone : 04 67 57 58 83
Cartes IGN http://www.ign.fr/ – 2642 et 2643