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Hostel Le Diablotin


Stay in the heart of the village close to the Herault Gorges

The hostel Le Diablotin (named little devil from the bridge upon the Herault river) is located in the heart of St Jean de Fos, a potters village dating back to the mediaeval times.

The building itself, entirely restored using traditional building materials by local craftsmen, brings back to life the time when the ground floor was a café back in the XIX century, when the street was known as rue des Pénitents Blancs, after the chapel across the way (recognizable by the Saint James shell on its front).
The clock towers bell calls out the hours with its lovely sound.

Solar hot water, traditional materials, mountain bike rental:

The living room

On the ground floor, a 70 m2 living and relaxation space

The Devil’s bridge is a 10 minute walk away.

11th century bridge over the Hérault, bathing place

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The Devil’s Bridge


Situated at the outlet of the Herault Gorges, the Pont du Diable is registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in conjunction with the St James’ Way to Santiago de Compostela in western Spain.

Work on the bridge was started between 1028 and 1031 by the Abbeys of Aniane and Gellone, so for 1000 years it has resisted the torrential floods of the Hérault river and marked the passage between the hills and the plain. Among the oldest existing French medieval bridges, it incorporates the early techniques of  Romanesque art in the region, including two main arches and two secondary arches (gills, which cope with the torrent in times of flood), demonstrating the strength and solidity of its construction.

Saint Guilhem Le Désert and the Abbey of Gellone

In the heart of the Hérault Gorges, in the Val de Gellone, the medieval village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert is in a green setting along the meandering Verdus stream.

Its houses are snuggled tightly together in ancient alleyways, with roof tiles baked by the Languedoc sun for twelve centuries. See traces of the past in their arcatures, their lintels, their gemelled windows…Built around the Abbey of Gellone, the village has kept its impressive medieval imprint and constitutes a rare, harmonious site in Languedoc.

This Classified Site, is one of the most beautiful villages in France and today its abbey is registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in conjuncton with the french section of St James’ Way to Santiago de Compostela in western Spain.

The Clamouse cave


The galleries of the Grotte de Clamouse open just a few hundred meters from the Pont du Diable at the edge of the Hérault Gorge. It is a subterranean wonder that the the water has been ceaselessly embellishing for millions of years. It owes its fame to the beauty, variety, abundance and uniqueness of its concretions.

‘Cathedral of time’. A one hour guided tour.

Temperature 16 °C.




In a hilly landscape of red rocks composed of clay charged with iron oxide, called “Ruffes”, the Lac du Salagou classified site offers a wide range of leisure activities: water games, hiking and horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing or… idleness…

Cirque de Navacelles


Nestled in the heart of the gorges of the Vis, which seperate the Causse of Blandas (Gard) and that of the Larzac (Hérault), the Cirque de Navacelles is a unique geological feature. Three hundred metres deep, the Cirque is an oxbow lake : a dried-up river meander, left as the Vis forged a more direct route through the landscape, creating an eight metre high waterfall in the process. The emotion linked to this site lies not only in the beauty of the Cirque itself, but also in the path that leads to it, through the vast stretches of the Causse.

Cultural events

A lively place in the village center

L’Hostel Le Diablotin revives an old village café, closed since 1908. The large room on the ground floor bears traces of its history in its walls, as shown by the wall paintings dating from the years 1871-1882, restored in accordance with the rules of the art.

Enjoy an evening at the Diablotin

The village

A magical week-end


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Cathy Nieppe
Cathy Nieppe
Endroit hyper accessible, ascenseur, chambre, toilettes et douche entièrement fonctionnelle pour les personnes en fauteuil roulant, j'ai été carrément bluffé. Situé dans le village même, un endroit charmant et accueillant, idéal pour découvrir le coin. Merci à Brigitte et Pierre pour leur accueil et leur détermination à rendre cet endroit accessible PMR.
Kwinten DT
Kwinten DT
Amazing to find such a great, modern, well-equipped and affordable hostel in such a small charming town. As a bike tourist i was happy to have a hose available to wash the dirt of my bike. Highly recommended!
Jennifer Mather
Jennifer Mather
Stayed here for one night! Have nothing but great things to stay. The couple who own the place are so kind and lovely. The husband knows tons about the history of the area and is very interesting to talk to. The rooms are very modern, and very clean. Bathrooms are lovely. Beds are comfortable. And the morning breakfast was very good. Great stay and for a great price.
catherine allegret
catherine allegret
Un hôtel du type auberge de jeunesse à ne pas louper. Un superbe accueil, des chambres très propres et une bonne literie. La salle commune est très convivial. Toute l équipe à un vrai souci de nous faire passer un bon moment. Merciii
Cela fait 2 fois que nous y allons, c est chaleureux, accueillant, la patronne, ses fils sont géniaux, les salariés aussi à l image de la patronne, on y déjeune très bien, grande salle où le partage ce fait si l on souhaite, proximité avec la et le patronne ainsi que les hôtesses Nelia et nadjima, petit village agréable où l on trouve beaucoup de choses, sinon courses possibles à proximité, vous pouvez cuisiner sur place, frigo, lave vaisselle, what else 😂😉
Maxime F
Maxime F
Un des plus beaux et surtout plus propre gîte/ auberge que j'ai fait !!! Lieux, équipements, accueil et j'en passe au top du top 👍 Je recommande vivement !
andres egea gimenez
andres egea gimenez
Muy limpio y en el centro del pueblo
david cotereau
david cotereau
Nous sommes tombé en panne de voiture sur notre retour de vacance et dans notre malheur, nous avons eu la chance d'etre hébergé chez Brigitte et Robert . Ils ont été très arrangeant et au pti soins Un grand merci à eux Des personnes très humaines et à l'écoute si besoin Nous recommandons à 200 pour cent Cecile et David