Étang de Thau - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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The Etang de Thau is the largest body of water in the Occitanie region. It has an area of approximately 7,500. The pond, which is defined as a lagoon, is linked to the Mediterranean Sea by graus at Marseillan and Sète. Although it has a high salinity, it is considered the second largest lake in France.
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Jardin des plantes de Montpellier
31.92km from Étang de Thau
The Montpellier Plant Garden is a university botanical garden founded in 1593 and which is an integral part of the heritage of the Faculty of Medicine of Montpellier and the University of Montpellier. It is the oldest botanical garden in France, ahead of that of Strasbourg founded in 1619, that of Paris created in 1635, and that of Caen in 1736. This garden has a triple vocation: botanical, historical, and university.
31.95km from Étang de Thau
Montpellier‘s Cathédrale St-Pierre is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in the heart of one of France’s southern cities. It was commissioned by Pope Urban V in 1364 and was converted into a cathedral in 1536 when the archbishopric was transferred from Maguelone to Montpellier. It suffered extensive damage during the Wars of Religion between Catholics and Protestants in the 16th century, and was subsequently rebuilt in the 17th century.
32.16km from Étang de Thau
The Fabre Museum is an art museum located in Montpellier in Hérault. it was created following a proposal in 1824 by Baron François-Xavier Fabre, painter, and collector, to donate its collections to the city, on condition that they are at the origin of a museum. The Fabre Museum is one of the most important provincial museums in France. The museum has a large collection of paintings from the 17th until the 19th century, with a large representation of the luminophiles movement. There is also scu
Lac du Salagou
33.96km from Étang de Thau
The Salagou Lake is a reservoir lake of the dam Salagou. It is located in the center of the Hérault department, on the Salagou river, a tributary of the Lergue river which flows into the Hérault. It reaches a depth of about 50 meters. The lake is dominated by mountains and plateaus culminating at 300 m in the east, up to 407 m for Carels in the west, and 535 m for Mont Liausson in the south. The latter separates the lake of Salagou from the dolomitic cirque of Mourèze.
Le Pont du Diable
34.71km from Étang de Thau
The Pont du Diable on the Hérault River is one of many bridges in France with this name means Devil's bridge. It was registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in conjunction with the St James’ Way to Santiago de Compostela in western Spain. Among the oldest existing French medieval bridges, it incorporates the early techniques of Romanesque art in the region, including two main arches and two secondary arches, demonstrating the strength and solidity of its construction.
44.48km from Étang de Thau
In the Regional Natural Park of Narbonne in the Mediterranean lies the seaside resort of Narbonne-Plage. Carrying the European Blue Flag label, the resort is appreciated for its long beach – no fewer than five kilometers of fine sand, which is one of the beautiful locations for relaxing, bathing, and for other sports activities.