Olargues is torn between the South of France and the Massif Central, but that’s no problem because it’s got a little bit of both ! Chestnut and cherry trees rub shoulders with vines and olive trees and the sun tries to heat up the chilly waters of the River Jaur. At the foot of the Caroux Mountains, the old fortified village attracts visitors not only because of its paved streets and covered passageways but also because it is ideally located for outdoor activities.

+ d'infos : www.olargues.org

Information : Caroux en Haut Languedoc Tourist Office - Tel : +33 (0)4 67 97 71 26

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Must-sees and must-dos

  • Cebenna Multimedia Centre on the mountains and environment
  • Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions
  • A guided tour of the village


  • By the waterside : River Jaur
  • Castles and ramparts : Remains of the ramparts, keep of the old castle which is now the church tower
  • Panoramas : Panoramic view from the church tower
  • Wine : AOC wines from Berlou and Roquebrun (Saint-Chinian)