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Pic St-Loup

Route de Pompignan | Valflaunes, 34270 Montpellier, France
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Ranked #1 of 40 attractions in Montpellier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
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Ghent, Belgium
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Getting there without a car is not impossible, as some say, but it's a bit of a challenge. The bus from Montpellier drops you "in the middle of nowhere", which is about an hour (brisk) walk from Cazevieille, the village at the foot of the mountain. The climb itself is a challenge, but doable, even for a moderately obese person... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

For folks who are reasonably fit, this hike is highly recommended. It took us between an hour and a half and two hours to climb to the top and the same to return to the base of the cliff, but the scenery both on the way and once you reach the top is stunning. Lovely wildflowers in late March -... More

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Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Be sure to take your lunch and bottle of wine to enjoy at the top after a 30 minute walk up a winding road that has been around for 100's of years - with visible grooves in the rock from when things were dragged up to the top. Ruins at the top to wander around make the whole experience unforgettable!

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Montpellier, France
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This was a lovely walk up the mountain with a superb view at the end, however definitely not recommended for the unfit or unstable as it involves a lot of climbing and uneven ground.

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Vienna, Austria
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

From Montpellier the direction is the village Cazevieille, on the road it is marked and easy to find. It takes about half an hour to get there. Parking is just at the beginning of the trail. Take your running or hiking shoes and start to wander. It is recommendable to take a water bottle as it can get very hot.... More

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

The information centre in Montpellier will tell you it is not possible to get there by public transport. This is not entirely true. Bus 115 goes in the required direction and the mountain can be accessed by either St Jean de-Cuculles or St Mathieu de-Treviers villages. The bus driver dropped us on the outskirts of St Mathieu but it was... More

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Montpellier, France
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The whole area around Pic St Loup is full of beautiful scenery, interesting little towns, lovely old buildings and vineyards which seem to me to have been the beginning of a revolution in wine production in the Languedoc. A car is necessary but once so equipped one can spend several days exploring, lunching in lovely environments, swimming in the river... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We took a tour through this area, and it was a one of the highlights of our visit to Montpellier. The mountainous views with all the vineyards are beautiful. We stopped at two wineries that produce appelation wines for this region: Domaine Haut-Lirou and Mas Gourdon. They are small wineries that have concentrated on producing quality wines. We ate lunch... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We walked to the peak with our kids aged 11 & 12 on a rather warm day. We carried plenty of water and food. The walk up took about 1.5 hours, quite steep towards the top but the views at the peak were amazing. We had clear views in all directions. Very busy on top (it was a Sunday). The... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I loved this hike. It was very easy to get there, there were scenic views all around, and we saw all kinds of people doing it. There were families hiking to the top, pensioners..so you really don't need to worry about not having hit the gym in ages. On Top I had a picnic with a beautiful view and even... More

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