With its small canals and ponds, traditional “mas” farmhouses, and semi-feral “manade” herds in the middle of nowhere, the Camargue region reveals its wild, savage magic. You’ll discover its colonies of pink flamingos and flights of grey herons and egrets, all while legends such as Crin Blanc, Jean Lafont, and Falco de Baroncelli flash before your eyes... From Marsillargues to Aigues Mortes, from Gallician to Cailar, and from the Tour Carbonière to the Salt marshes of Le Midi, you’ll find nothing between you and the horizon but the bursting colors of nature. Explore even deeper into this region with visits to the Camargue Regional Nature Park, a sanctuary of exceptional fauna and flora, the Pont de Gau Ornithological Park, or the salt marshes of Aigues Mortes. An experience replete with magnificent landscapes that will leave you with lasting memories.
Travel through the largest vineyard in France to discover the quality and ever-growing reputation of Occitan wines. Visit the different villages that today constitute essential stops along the wine route. This route is dotted with vineyards telling the story of these preserved lands, loved by both gods and men, where the scent of thyme, rosemary, heath, and the sea perfume the air. Around Montpellier, grapevines are a natural part of the landscape. If you're interested in wine, art, or strolling wonderfully about, five destinations are proposed within 50 minutes of the Richer de Belleval Hotel: the Château de l'Engarran, the Domaine La Salade Saint Henri, the Château de Flaugergues, the Abbaye de Maguelone, and the Cave coopérative de l'Ormarine
In the heart of the historic center of Montpellier, explore the temporary exhibitions and cultural events of this corporate foundation created by the GGL company and its subsidiary Hélénis, whose aim is to encourage contemporary creation and dialog between art and heritage. In the lobby of this sumptuous town house, American artist Jim Dine welcomes visitors with a mosaic fresco bursting with color. Under the vault of the majestic staircase, the world of young artist Marlene Mocquet flourishes into a garden of Eden. On the ceiling of the former wedding hall, the history of the building and the city take shape under the hand of Jan Fabre. Other surprising works await you during a visit that will likely redefine your artistic tastes.