753 liO bus service

  • Mazamet
  • Valras

Take the 753 liO bus from Mazamet. Cross the Montagne Noire to reach the Mediterranean side of the Haut-Languedoc Regional Nature Park, with its aromatic garrigues and vines.  

  • Period: year-round services to Saint-Pons-de-Thomières; in summer and call 08 05 60 81 00 to book services to Saint-Chinian, Béziers and Valras-Plage. 
  • Days: Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays (except May 1st). 
  • Recommended start point from Mazamet: Gare SNCF. Folding bikes accepted as luggage at all stops. 

Recommended stops

Places to eat and sleep at each stop



25 min from Mazamet. Stop: Gendarmerie. Stop off to visit the Musée Départemental du Textile in Labastide-Rouairoux, a small town on the Thoré riverbanks.

The textile museum is housed in a former spinning mill and celebrates the Tarn area's textile past and present in haute couture today. Find out more.



37 min from Mazamet. Stop: Foirail. An educational trail introduces you to the history of the "marble city", which expanded around a Benedictine abbey founded before the year 1000.

Feast your eyes on the prehistoric statue-menhirs at the Musée de la Préhistoire. Unearth the Jaur's sacred spring. Take a stroll along the greenway or one of the nearby hiking trails. Find out more.



1 hr 10 from Mazamet. Stop: Esplanade. The village lies in vine-covered hills deep in the AOP Saint-Chinian vineyards. Soak up the leisurely lifestyle here in the small squares, little lanes, on the banks of the Vernazobres or on a café terrace.

Countless footpaths and MTB trails start in the village, including a 30km greenway that runs to the Canal du Midi. Find out more



1 hr 35 from Mazamet. Stop: Gare SNCF.

Please see the Béziers page, stop on the Occitanie Rail Tour Mediterranean service.

Find out more



1 hr 57 from Mazamet. Stop: Autogare Plage. It's time for a dip! Head for the sea and the 4km long beach at Valras-Plage.

This former fishing village sprung up around the Orb's rivermouth and is a top seaside resort in the Hérault region. Find out more.