Saint-Guilhem le Désert

One of France’s Most Beautiful Villages, a spiritual stage on the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route, the medieval town and a village street brimming with charm.

The Abbey of Gellone, a jewel of early Languedoc Romanesque art, is today on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Pont du Diable (the Devil's Bridge)

At the entrance to the Hérault Gorges, at the place called « Gouffre noir » (Black Abyss), the old Romanesque bridge (11th century), hanging onto the steep banks, spans the river at its narrowest point. It is 50m long with 2 main semicircular arches and 2 secondary openings for easing the flow of floodwaters.

It is considered as one of the oldest medieval bridges in France and was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of the Santiago de Compostela Pilgrimage Route in France in 1998.

Today it is an ideal place for a gathering of family or friends, to go swimming at the edge of the bridge or to go canoeing through the Hérault Gorges.

Great Tourist Site in Midi-Pyrénées Saint-Guilhem le Désert – Hérault Gorges