The Lérab Ling Temple

One hour from Montpellier, 15 minutes from Lodève,
discover a little corner of Tibet in the heart of Languedoc.

At Roqueredonde, in the Causses and Cévennes area, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site,
Lérab Ling is one of the largest traditional Tibetan temples in Europe. Perched at an altitude
of 850 metres it overlooks the national forest of L'Escandorgue, in the South of France.

Temple Bouddhiste Lérab Ling - Hérault, le Languedoc © Photothèque Hérault Tourisme - V.Gauci

Languedoc and its contrasts

Massif du Caroux - Hérault, le Languedoc © JLB

The Hérault area in Languedoc offers landscapes and surroundings that will really stick in your mind. You are particularly struck by this diversity when you visit the Lérab Ling Temple. After crossing the arid and somewhat austere plateau of the Causses du Larzac and the verdant landscapes of the national forest of L'Escandorgue, you finally arrive at the Col de l'Engayresque. From this peaceful, serene location, the view over the Massifs of L'Espinouse and Le Caroux is remarkable. You can understand why the Tibetan Buddhist Centre decided on this location for its temple.

A heritage like no other

Temple Bouddhiste Lérab Ling - Hérault, le Languedoc © Photothèque Hérault Tourisme - S. Lucchese

The temple was built between 2003 and 2006 in a traditional style inspired by the most beautiful temples in the Himalayas. It houses a magnificent, seven-metre high statue of Shakyamuni Buddha and a collection of Buddhist paintings, statues and relics. The decoration, with its shimmering colours, was carried out by artists and craftsmen from Tibetan communities in India,
Nepal and Bhutan.

Guided tours are organised every Sunday, all year round. The site is accessible for people with impaired mobility.

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