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Sports

  • Hill-walking (all year round)
  • Equestrian centre (all year round)
  • Nautical Centre
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing (river, lake)
  • Bowls (game played in the south of France)
  • Tennis (free of charge)

Culture

Near Saint Jean de Fos , you will have the opportunity to approach remarkable sites or interesting sights of the french country. In this way, you have to visit the “Clamouse” cave, especially since it is located only one kilometre from the village. As a matter of fact, this cave is famous for the variety and the quality of its natural concretions.

A little farther, in the Hérault gorges, the Saint Guilhem le Désert village (<10 km) is known for its famous romanesque abbey and many craftsman shops.

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A little nearer, the “Pont du Diable” (the devil bridge) (500m), which was built in the 11th century, is located in an amazing natural site, good for bathing.

For several centuries now, Saint Jean de Fos has been at the top of monumental craft pottery industry for decoration. These potteries are nationaly and internationaly renowned.

Saint Jean de Fos is also a renowned vineyard. Its co-operative wine cellar “Les Graves” currently gathers 240 wine growers from the village and the surroundings. Several AOC (guarantee of high quality wine from an identified vineyard) are notably extracted of the co-operative : one rosé (Syrah – Cinsault) and two red wines (a classic one and a wooded version).

Congratulations on the bronze medal won at the initiative contest 42 with the well-known Merlot (from the traditionnal category “Les vins de Clamouse”).

Do not hesitate taking your car to admire the “Plateau du Larzac” countryside (north of Arboras).

A way towards Clermont-l’Hérault will allow you to visit, besides this small town, the old Villeneuvette royal factory, the natural ruins circus of Mourèze, Octon and the Salagou lake surrounded by red rocks.

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Another tour, by Gignac, Aniane, Puéchabon, Saint Bauzille de Putois and the “Causse de la Selle” will allow you to discover, besides amazing scrubland countrysides, the prehistoric village of Cambous, the Saint Martin de Londres village and its romanesque church, the “Demoiselles” cave, the Brissac castle and its church.

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