Montpellier Off The Beaten Path

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    Rebuffy Pub

    by Suet Updated Sep 4, 2010

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    This was a real find! The kind of pub I would have adored to have been part of back in the 60's. I will quote directly from the brochure if I may:

    The Rebuffy pub is your international meeting place for cultural exchanges, always within a festive and relaxed atmosphere, Rebuffy offers you many great delas and attractions which will keep you coming back.

    Cinema: The Festival des Palmes whic happens every year at the Rebuffy presents for you a selection of short films. The Rebuffy takes care of your need to get away from it all.

    Exhibits: Our walls are offered to young talent in rotating exhibits of painting and photography. Rebuffy takes caer of your artistic side.

    Games: An ample choice from card games to society games to regular chess tournaments will keep your neurons crackling.

    The general philosphy is that this is a place to exhibit your work, dink, chat, chill out, exchange ideas and culture and not too expensive either. It would appeal to people who are happy to give and are very friendly and relaxed. Bit like VTers really.

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    Sete

    by barryg23 Updated Jan 25, 2007

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    Sete

    The town of Sete, near Montpellier, is well worth a visit. We spent most of an afternoon here wandering round and getting lost looking for the beach. The beach was about 10-15 minutes walk outside the town and by the time we got back we were too tired to do any more exploring in Sete. It's a nice, quiet town and didn't have too many tourists.

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    Via Domitia Roman road and settlement remains

    by Kate-Me Updated Jul 22, 2006
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    The city of Nîmes was situated on the Via Domitia, a Roman road constructed in 118 BC, connecting Italy to Spain.
    Just a few kms from the village of St Christol, (about 20 kms from Montpellier) our hosts took us to see an archaeological site of the Via Domitia (site of the Ambrussum).
    Part of the area is still fenced off and under excavation, but a good portion of it is open to the public, with several interpretive sign boards in French. You can even walk on the old roman road yourself (it's the pathway through the site) and see the old wheel ruts.
    One of the best things about this site was that it was almost completely deserted, and at least during the week, few people visit it.
    A pleasant, leisurely walk and visit, quite unspoiled and natural. I highly recommend it (if you can find it, that is - I don't think we'd ever have come to this place if not for our friends showing it to us).

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    The Pont du Gard is just a...

    by K1W1 Updated Oct 7, 2005

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    Pont du Gard

    The Pont du Gard is just a short train ride from Montpellier and a great day trip. Take your swimmers with you as the river is great. The locals use it as a swimming hole as well. Entrance to the site is free.

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    Clamouse

    by JLBG Updated Nov 29, 2004

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    After Gellone, the abbey in the sun, you must visit the Clamouse cave, the cathedral in the night. Clamouse cave is a must. It was discovered in the late 40s and open for visit in the early 60s. That means that it has never been visited with oil lamp and has not been spoiled by the deposit of charcoal from these lamps, as many ''old'' caves (i.e. visited since the turn of last century : grotte des Demoiselles near Montpellier, grotte de Han in Belgium, etc...). Its the most ''decorated'' cave I know : it is full of concretions of all kind, of all color and of all size. The visit is really a must. It's the kingdom of night !

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    Roquefort

    by JLBG Written Nov 29, 2004

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    Only cheese that has been matured in a well defined area, about 1500m long and 400m wide can bear the name of Roquefort. The milk must come from a larger, but neighboring and equally well-defined area, from ewe of the local breed. You can visit the caves and see the cheese maturing.
    There are several legends that explain why people had at one time the strange idea to inoculate the curd with moulds.

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    Nant

    by JLBG Written Nov 29, 2004

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    Nant is a nice and quiet little town, not far from the ''chaos'' of Montpellier le Vieux, of Roquefort, of Millau, la Cavalerie, etc... It is a good stop for an evening and night.

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    Montpellier le Vieux

    by JLBG Written Nov 29, 2004

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    25 km away from Millau, Montpellier-le-Vieux is an out of the beaten track place that is really worth a visit (5 euros). On the whole surface of the site, dolomitic rocks have been carved by water and wind to make the figure of a ruined city. It is called a ''mega lapiaz''.

    See also Aveyron and the famous cave Aven-Armandl

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    Millau

    by JLBG Written Nov 29, 2004

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    There are several reasons for visiting Millau. This is the town where José Bové and his friends dismantled in 2002 a Mac Do that was to open a few days later and this is the town that has given its name to the ''Viaduc de Millau'' (Millau's viaduct) finished in May 28th 2004.

    In the old city of Millau, weekly city market plays a main part in the city life.

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    Parc National des Cévennes

    by JLBG Written Nov 29, 2004

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    The Cévennes were and still are the stronghold of the ''Camisards'', local Calvinist Protestants who refused to abjure their faith after the revocation of the ''Edit de Nantes'' by the king of France. The Musée du Désert should be visited, in the Mas Soubeyran. It recalls all that history.
    The countryside is very harsh, with nearly impenetrable mountains, numerous hamlets, which allowed the Camisards to resist to the french army. Two trees have contributed to the (relative) wealth of the Cévennes : the mulberry tree (the golden tree) for silk growing and the chestnut tree (the bread tree) for basic feed.

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    La Couvertoirade

    by JLBG Written Nov 29, 2004

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    La Couvertoirade is a place that was first fortified by the Templars order. Later, the king of France gave the stronghold to the Hospitallers order. A village began to build around the stronghold and city walls were built around the village for defense purpose. All this remains in very good condition and can be visited.

    Due to its outstanding state of preservation, La Couvertoirade represents a real ''miniatures'' mediaeval village and the visitor will always be surprised, whatever his expectations, by these architectural and urban treasures found within.

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    La Cavalerie

    by JLBG Written Nov 29, 2004

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    Situated alongside the ancient way crossing the plateau from north to south and thus linking Orient and Occident starting from the ports on the Mediterranean coast, La Cavalerie main activities lies on the cultivated land of the ''Templar plain''.
    The Hospitalier village still exists and you will discover a fortified enceinte with its imposing door, XVth century houses and XVIIth century hotels. In the astonishing XVIIIth century church, whose interior resembles that of a vaulted sheepfold, the remains of the Templars' church have been preciously preserved.

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    Saint-Guilhem-Le-Désert

    by JLBG Written Nov 29, 2004

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    Saint-Guilhem, has been for centuries a main stage on Saint-Jacques de Compostelle's road. Now it is a main destination from tourists. Its Gellone cloister is an oasis of peace in the middle of this tourist's turmoil.

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    Anduze

    by JLBG Written Nov 29, 2004

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    Anduze is sometimes called ''door to the Cévennes''.
    One visit not to miss is the Bambouseraie de Prafrance. For more than a century and a half (1855), it has been growing giant bamboos and is the largest in Europe.
    The estate has an area of 34 ha, is 11 km away from Alès and 2 km from Anduze. The estate receives thousands of visitors every year (up to 4000 per day) and is well known worldwide.

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    Not too far from Montpellier...

    by Dee22 Updated Jul 5, 2004

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    Me inside the 'Grottes des Demoiselles'

    ...more specific near the city Ganges 38 kilometers up north from Montpellier, you can find an amazing sight!!

    Grotte des Demoiselles is some amazing caves...one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen!!

    If you are somewhere near this place someday, you gotta go here. Be prepaired to drive up some pretty steap roads to get there. Then you'll take an 'Indiana-Jones'-like train up to the caves, and walk around with a guide for about an hour.
    At first it's just okay, but when you enter the 'big rooms' it's amazingly beautiful and almost unbelivable that it's just nature!

    La Grotte des Demoiselles
    St. Bauzille de Putois
    34190 Ganges, Lanquedoc

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