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Excursions

For the excursions, keep the following points in mind :

- It can get very hot in Montpellier during the summer. This, bring a hat or cap to protect you from the sun.

- Bring a water bottle with you.

- Participants, who intend to go to the canoe tour should bring a swimming suit and a towel.

- Participants going to the Camarque are recommended to wear long and light coloured clothes, as protection against mosquitoes. Furthermore, using mosquito repellent is recommended. Take a jumper or jacket with you, for those visiting the Clamouse cave (around 15°C = 59° Fahrenheit).

Departure from the Institute SupAgro Montpellier (2 place Pierre Viala) at 08:30 am, return at 07:00 pm. Lunch boxes will be provided.

 

Excursion options on the last day, Friday July 8, 2022 :

1)  Hérault Valley

Option a) : Hérault canyon - canoe trip / Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert village

You will discover the Hérault canyon by a 12 kilometers canoe descent. Afterwards, you will have a walk in the medieval city of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, stopover on the Saint James of Compostela way, and ranked amongst the most beautiful villages of France.

 

Option b) : Wine tasting - little train / Clamouse cave / Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert village

 This tour option will also lead you to the Hérault valley, where you will have the opportunity to visit some vineyards by a ride on a little train, and you will taste some local wines. Furthermore, you will discover the famous concretions of the Clamouse cave. Finally, you will have a walk in the medieval city of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, stopover on the Saint James of Compostela way, and classified as amongst the most beautiful villages of France.

(duration: 1 day; 40 km from Montpellier)

Option a)

Canoe trip


Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert village

Saint Guilhem le Désert

Option b)

Wine tasting

Clamouse cave

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert village

 

2)  Mediterranean ecosystems: Camargue / Pont du Gard

This excursion will be an opportunity to go for a walk (2h 30min) with a guide in the Vigueirat marshes to discover the birds, the flora and the landscapes of a typical wetland of the Camargue. Afterwards, you will discover the famous Roman aqueduct of the Pont du Gard and the surrounding scrubland.

(duration: 1 day; 100 km from Montpellier)


Camargue

 

   

 Camargue


Pont du Gard

   

 Pont du Gard

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