Interesting sites can be hard to find in this area, particularly so close to Montpellier. Camping du Fondespierre does offer something a little different to the big, run of the mill holiday sites around here. Its situation in a quiet location a few miles northeast of Montpellier provides a relaxing spot to enjoy the pretty surroundings of the uneven terrain of the ‘garrigue’, but with plenty of shade from the wild olive trees, gnarled evergreen oaks and tall pines. There are only 103 grass, shaded pitches on stony ground, with terracing where needed. Sixty-one are used for touring units, all with 10/16A electricity, and there are 20 mobile homes and a few bungalow tents to rent. The site is open all year round.
Muriel and Denis work hard to ensure a relaxed atmosphere, with a simple bar overlooking the two pools. There are scooters and pedal cars for the play area and a VTT circuit at the top of the site. Mountain bikes can be hired, and a tennis court is opposite the site. Montpellier, with its old university, is worth exploring. Canoeing and kayaking are possible nearby, and walks or VTT routes from the site in the surrounding countryside, or ‘garrigue’ as it is known. It is possible to walk into the village, around 1 km. away.