If the name Saint-Jean-de-Cuculles makes you smile, the term "cuculles" dates back to the Middle Ages and evokes the "cape" or "hood" worn by travellers and religious at the time.
Picturesque with its alleys, church and viewpoint, our village is ideally situated in a natural environment close to the Cévennes and invites to very nice walks and excursions .
You will not fail to climb to the summit of the Pic Saint-Loup , a famous landmark of the Hérault landscape culminating at an altitude of 658 m , whose characteristic silhouette was used as a landmark by the ships housing the Mediterranean coast.
Many restaurants are waiting for you around La Cazarelle :
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The Bois de Lèque walking circuit starts from La Cazarelle and links the centre of Saint-Jean-de-Cuculles to the medieval village of Les Matelles.
Climbing up to the ruins of the castle of Viviourès located on the ledge of the Hortus mountain at 300 meters altitude, will offer you a breathtaking view of the Pic Saint-Loup and the Castle of Montferrand.
The tour of the Pic Saint-Loup by bike is also a beautiful route starting from La Cazarelle. Many other cycling tours are amply detailed on several websites.
From La Cazarelle, discover the constellation of medieval villages in the surrounding area in the heart of the garrigues and the Pic Saint-Loup AOC vineyard.
With their ramparts, medieval churches and even prehistoric sites, many of the surrounding villages are worth a visit : Saint-Jean-de-Cuculles, Saint-Martin-de-Londres, Les Matelles, Valflaunès, Ferrières-les-Verreries, Viols-Le-Fort... The site of Saint-Jean-de-Buèges with its castle of Baulx at the foot of the Roc de Trascastel is even classified as a world heritage site by UNESCO .
The local markets will make you appreciate the culinary specialities of the region.
During the summer period, each village organises its own festivities.
Guests at La Cazarelle have free access to a tennis court located nearby in the village.