We are constantly being surprised by what our region has to offer. The longer we visit, the more we go farther a field. Here is a great example: The Cirque de Moureze. It can be a small walk (maybe an hour), or a picnic and hike (three hours)...it's your choice. Moureze is a wonderful little village in whose backyard are impressive rock formations jutting from the hills. It is only 20-30 minutes north of Pézenas by car. The village itself reminds one of a less-touristy version of St. Guilhem.
When it is warmer, it is wise to visit when it is cooler. We went after lunch, and arrived after 2 on a cooler summer's day. We did the shorter 1.5 hour walk on the trails. It was wonderful. We made a promise to return with a picnic and do the longer 3-4 hike. We can hardly wait to return.