More than just a watercourse which traverses our department (which is named after it), the Hérault is also the soul of the countryside. It changes appearance from one meander to the next, becoming in turn a historic site, natural curiosity, hydraulic dam or water sports base.
Springing from the Mont-Aigoual (the Cévennes), the Hérault finishes its course at Agde, and more precisely at Le Grau d'Agde and La Tamarissière where it enters the Mediterranean.
Placed at the junction of river and sea, the city of Agde owes its birth to this strategic position, favourable to trade, exchanges, and the penetration into the heart of the territory. The Hérault is today one of the most important resources of drinking water in the department.
Its cool and wild banks make for a picturesque stop for lovers of nature and fishing.