Private half day tour

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Why you will love this trip

to St. Guilhem le Desert

It is one of the most beautiful villages in France. Set in a superb landscape, it is a treat for lovers of medieval architecture.

A medieval abbey surrounded by a superb village, what could be better ?!

The price of this trip

Trip to St. Guilhem le Desert

Private half day tour
from Sete, Montpellier or Beziers

(contact me for a departure from elsewhere)

4 hours

Departure possible
between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. or between 13 p.m. and 15 p.m.

1 - 3 people



Price valid from 1 to 3 people

  • from November 1 to February 28



Price valid from 1 to 3 people

  • from March 1 to October 31

Possible variants

  • if you prefer to have lunch on site and take this excursion from around 10 a.m. to 16 p.m., the extra cost is 110 euros (excl. meal).
  • It is possible to end the excursion elsewhere than at your starting point. Tell me by email at your final destination; I will quickly send you the price of the trip including the transfer to your destination.

What is included

  • Very comfortable minivan transport from 1 to 3 passengers
  • The services of Arnaud Caron, professional driver and registered tour guide
  • Additional costs: VAT, tolls, parking
  • WIFI and bottled water available to passengers
  • The guided tour of St. Guilhem le Desert

What is not is included

  • Personal expenses
  • No entrance fee to the program of this excursion

The advantages of Toursud

A trip only for you

This is a private tour. The vehicle is entirely reserved for you: the VIP is you. It's much better than being 50 people in a bus!

A flexible driver

Make an unscheduled photo stop or take a detour to discover a panorama: do you love doing that? Me too. What a treat !

At the schedule that suits you, morning or afternoon

You decide the pick up and drop off times. Of course, I'll give you some tips to make the most of it.

A selection of the most beautiful places to visit

Who better than a local guide to select the most beautiful sites to visit and the best routes?

A guide in love with heritage

St. Guilhem is a special place for me. This is where I started my profession as a guide, a long time ago. I love this village.

Over 25 years experience

Call in an expert. With so much experience, I have the solution to all situations. Travel serenely.

The program of this trip

to St. Guilhem le Desert

During this trip, I will be both your driver and guide. I will show you around St. Guilhem le Desert since, as an official guide, I am authorized to guide you in this village.

I suggest you make this trip in the morning or afternoon. Allow about 4 hours in total.

It is also possible to extend this excursion to take the time to have lunch at noon in St. Guilhem le Desert. I will show you the prices below on this page.

Photo stop at the Devil's Bridge

Le Pont du Diable is located near Saint Guilhem le Désert

The Devil's Bridge at the entrance to the Gorges de l'Hérault

A few kilometers before arriving in St. Guilhem le Desert, we will stop for a few minutes at the Pont du Diable site.

I will tell you its legend but also its true story. It is a Romanesque bridge built in the 11th century and which has since been altered.

This will be the opportunity to take some beautiful photos of the entrance to the Herault canyon.


Gellone Abbey is the origin of the village

Panorama of the village and the abbey

We will then visit the village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert.

Walking through its main street lined with many shops and beautiful medieval facades, including the Lorimy house, we will arrive at Gellone abbey which is in the center of the village.

The Romanesque church is magnificent, as is the partially preserved cloister (the missing half is now in New York).

I will not fail to bring you to my favorite panorama to enjoy the most beautiful view of the abbey and the village.

To find out more about St. Guilhem le Desert,read my blog post.

free time in ST. GUILHEM LE desert

View of the Place de la Liberté in Saint-Guilhem le Désert

On the main square of the village

After our visit, you will have time to stroll through the alleys of St. Guilhem le Desert. 

You will have the opportunity to take many photos of the village or visit the shops of local artisans.

Other ideas

Do you like visiting medieval villages? In this case, have you looked at our  trip to Carcassonne or at our trip to Aigues-Mortes?

Watch my video about St. Guilhem le Desert

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What my clients say

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Arnaud is one of the best guides ...

Arnaud is one of the best guides we have had. He knows the best places to taste local cuisine and wine.


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We loved the 3 days with Arnaud ...

We loved the 3 days with Arnaud and we recommend it without hesitation to those who want to visit the South of France ...

YUDHA GAUTAMA  // Indonesia

Who is Arnaud Caron?

Arnaud Caron

I am Arnaud, from Toursud, your driver and guide for this excursion.

I really like Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert. It is one of my favorite villages.

I speak French, English and Spanish.

I am a real guide, an official guide. So, I'll show you around St. Guilhem le Desert

You can book in complete confidence

I assure you that we will have a very good day together.

See you soon !

Arnaud Caron

If you have some questions contact me

You probably have questions for me before booking. It's normal.

The best is to contact me directly. I will answer you with pleasure.

  • +33 (0) 662 751 865 Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 19 p.m. French time. I will answer you if I am not driving.

A very comfortable car just for you

Day trips from Sete and Montpellier with Toursud

You will take a seat aboard a spacious and very comfortable vehicle.

This is a top-of-the-range Mazda CX5: leather seats, dark-tinted windows to protect against heat, air conditioning, bottled water available, WIFI.

Thus, this vehicle is perfect for performing this Trip to St. Guilhem le Desert.

It's made for up to 3 passengers and their luggage, in addition to the driver (that's me!).

Book with confidence

Quick confirmation

At receipt of your reservation request, I will confirm my availability very quickly.
Most often in the following minutes, and at the latest within XNUMX hours.

Secure payment

At no time will I ask you for your bank details.

When you pay online on the site, you are redirected to the secure site of our bank, La Banque Postale.

Free cancellation H-24 *

You have the right to change your mind. Without justifying yourself.

You can cancel free of charge * up to 24 hours before the service.

* To find out more about the cancellation conditions, click on this link

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Arnaud was amazing ...

Arnaud was amazing. He had an incredible knowledge of history, museums, cathedrals, etc. He was able to make our trip one of the most memorable and also relaxing. There is no better way to travel with an expert guide of this caliber.


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You made our vacation unforgettable ...

Thank you very much Arnaud for the superb excursions. Your expertise as a driver guide exceeded our expectations, you made our vacation unforgettable. We will highly recommend you to our families and friends. We wish you much success!


To book your trip

How and when to pay for this tour?


As soon as I confirm my availability, I will offer you two ways to book.

Solution 1

You pay the amount in full when booking, by Visa / Mastercard.

Solution 2

You pay a deposit (30%) when booking, by Visa / Mastercard.

You will pay the balance on the day of the trip (cash, Visa, Mastercard).

You will decide.

Arnaud Caron


What is a private tour?

This means that the trip is entirely reserved for you. If you book for 2 people for example, you will be 2 in the vehicle (plus me!).

When I receive a reservation, I will not accept any other registrations for the tour.

So I can really custom the tour to your requests.

How to book?

Send me an email or fill in the Trip booking form on the site. After consulting my trip schedule, I will get back to you very quickly.

If I am still available, then I will invite you to pay for the trip to book (a deposit or all, as you wish).

Where is the pick up place of the trip?

You decide! When making your reservation, you will tell me where you want to start the trip.

It can be a hotel, an AirBnb, the port of Sete, the airport of Montpellier or Beziers ... or any other place.

If I pick you up elsewhere than in Montpellier, Sete or Beziers, I will tell you the price before booking.

What language does the driver-guide speak?

I speak French, English and Spanish.

You cancel the trip: how is it going?

I offer 2 solutions:

You cancel more than 24 hours before the pick-up: 0% charge 
I will reimburse you for the amount already paid on the bank card used when booking.

You cancel less than 24 hours before the pick-up: 100% charge
I do not reimburse you for the amount paid when booking. 

If I have to make a bank transfer outside of Europe to reimburse you, bank charges may apply.

What are the trip times?

You decide the pick up time that suits you.

An excursion to Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert lasts about 4 hours.

If you want a more precise schedule, I advise you to send me your pick up place. I will then be able to give you more detailed timing.

In all cases, I adapt to your time requirements. If there is a need to shorten the trip, rest assured, we will finish at the desired time.

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