Route to La Cazarelle
Updated: January 11, 2020
Saint-Jean-de-Cuculles is located halfway between Les Matelles and Saint-Mathieu-de-Tréviers, and between Cazevieille and Le Triadou.
The other surrounding villages are
- north: Saint-Martin-de-Londres, Mas-de-Londres, Notre-Dame-de-Londres, Lauret, Valflaunès, Fontanès;
- south: Saint-Gély-du-Fesc, Saint-Clément-de-Rivière, Montferrier-sur-Lez, Prades-le-Lez, Saint-Vincent-de-Barbeyrargues, Assas, Guzargues, Teyran.
Many of our guests get lost when they come to La Cazarelle. It is essential to read the advice presented here.
This page should be read BEFORE you get on the road. Do not read your smartphone while driving.
Or stop by the roadside at a safe place to continue reading.
La Cazarelle is located in a part of the village of Saint-Jean-de-Cuculles protected by a no entry which in reality is authorized to residents. Since most GPS devices, including Waze and Google Maps, respect the traffic rules, they refuse to use this prohibited direction. As a result they find it difficult to find their way and lead you to make big detours, sometimes trying to make you take roads that do not even exist.
The solution is to enter a replacement address in your GPS which will bring you right in front of the no entry to be crossed. The end of the route is then very simple.
In addition to the local difficulty of the no entry, there is a second difficulty caused by the new motorway recently built splitting the A9. As most of the GPS are not up to date they will miss the good outings and it quickly becomes a nightmare in case you arrive by the A9 motorway from Béziers but also in the case where you arrive by the A9 motorway from Nimes.
To drive to La Cazarelle
Address to enter in your GPS, and final direction
Enter the address 680 chemin des Hortus in Saint-Jean-de-Cuculles in your GPS.
When you’ll arrive at the small roundabout topped with a cross at the "Cazarels" bus stop, take the Chemin de Molières in the prohibited direction, authorized for residents, following the signs to La Cazarelle.
Then right the Chemin de Bassac and finally the Impasse des Rainettes right. La Cazarelle is the house on the left at the end of the Impasse des Rainettes.
GPS coordinates: 43.74695, 3.833149 (43°44’49.0" N, 3°49’59.3" E) - Altitude: 105 meters
From A9 motorway from Béziers
Attention if your GPS is not up to date he does not know the existence of a new highway south of Montpellier. A few km after the area of Montpellier-Fabrègues, the A9 splits. Stay in the right lane to take the A709 towards Montpellier (do not stay on the A9 towards Lyon / Marseille / Nîmes). Take the exit n. 28 Vendargues Hôpitaux-Facultés N113. Use the 2nd lane from the right to take the exit towards the N113. Then you can use your GPS with alternative address.
From A9 motorway from Nîmes
Attention if your GPS is not up to date he does not know the existence of a new highway south of Montpellier. Ten km after exit n. 27 to Lunel / Sommières / La Grande Motte, the A9 splits. Stay on the right lane to take the A709 towards Clermont-Ferrand and Montpellier (do not stay on the A9 towards Barcelona). Take the exit n. 28 Castelnau-le-Lez / Mauguio / Vendargues / Hospitals-Faculties / N113. Then you can use your GPS with alternative address.
From A750 motorway
There are two options: either take exit 59 Gignac and go through Viols-le-Fort (less motorway, more country road, simpler route), or take exit 62 Saint-Georges- Orques (especially not to miss this exit) and go through Grabels (no more motorway, no more urban road, no donkeys, more complicated route). In both cases, you can end the route using your GPS with alternative address.
To leave from La Cazarelle
In the direction of the A750 motorway
When leaving the Impasse des Rainettes turn left then at the end of the Chemin de Bassac turn right then straight. Then in you GPS type 34150 Gignac.
In the direction of the A9 motorway (to Nîmes or to Béziers)
When leaving the Impasse des Rainettes turn left and at the end of the Chemin de Bassac turn left. At the small roundabout turn right. Then in you GPS type 34670 Baillagues.