From cathedral builders to avant-garde architects, the Hérault is blessed with a variety of religious and civil masterpieces. Throughout the towns and the countryside, abbeys and cathedrals sit cheek by jowl with mansions and castles.
Today, architects such as Ricardo Bofill, Jean Nouvel and Daniel Buren are redesigning the region’s towns.
Explore the Abbeys at Fontfroide, St Guilhem le Désert and Valmagne, as well as the St Nazaire Cathedral in Béziers.
Exemplify the epic saga of wine production in the Languedoc.
Hallmarks include the avant-garde buildings of La Grande Motte; and works by Ricardo Bofill, Jean Nouvel and Zaha Hadid in Montpellier; and by Daniel Buren in Sérignan.