Clermont l'Hérault

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Centre of interest for tourism, cultural and the economic Heart of the l’Herault

Forty kilometres from Montpellier, Beziers and the Mediterranean and reached by the A75 motorway, the town of Clermont l'Hérault is the driving force for the Heart of the l’Herault, an economic, cultural and tourism centre which radiates throughout the territory.

Clermont is noted for its authentic atmosphere, bustling streets and its traditional busy market on a Wednesday. All shops and services are situated around the city centre and the important commercial areas adjacent to it.

Clermont has a high level of equipment for a town of its size:

• Day care, kindergartens and primary schools,

• Colleges and high schools;

• Theatre - conventional, cinema and art exhibitions, library, music school,

• Exhibition space;

• Gymnasiums, stadiums, tennis, martial arts room, pool

• It has more than 130 organizations, including 30 sports clubs, offering cultural activities, social and sporting events which punctuate the year in the life of the town.

The diversity of cultural and natural heritage is a strong point of the town, including St. Paul's Church, the Feudal castle, the Lake and the Valley of the Salagou, classified sites offering majestic vistas and by contrast you can spend time at the lakeside, where you can practice many outdoor activities.

A few minutes by car, and you can find the outstanding sites of:
Saint-Guilhem le Desert, Pont du Diable, the Circque de Mourèze

The city is twinned with Gauting (Germany) and Patchway (England).
Population: 7,338 inhabitants
Area: 3249 Ha

The main events of the town throughout the year are: the truffle festival, film festival, fairs and sidewalk sales, music festival, summer festivities, fireworks Lake Salagou Day, Gourmet Fair, building, and craftsmen.

Market day: Wednesday morning
Clermont L'Herault is a twelve century town in the Languedoc, about 20Km North of the Meditteranean.

The nearest large town is Montpelier which is the provincial capital where the Conseil for the area is situated. All the locally elected Mayors have a seat in this "Council" chamber.

The main produce from the Clermont area is wine and olive oil and these two main harvests provide the main source of income for the area.

Although some way inland Clermont is still an attraction for tourists who come to explore its narrow streets and get a flavour of unsploilt France with its easy going culture and friendly residents.