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From Cap d’Agde to the Canal du Midi,
a concentration of Mediterranean!

Duration
1
day
Budget
Week of lessons at O'spot: approximately 480 euros for us 4 for 5 days. Visit to fish auction: 18 euros for us 4. Meal at the Le 9 restaurant: 70 euros for us 4. 3D cinema show: 10 euros for us 4
Features
  • Family Resort plus
  • French Watersports Resort
  • UNESCO Site
  • Exceptional site in Languedoc
The best period
  • Automne
  • Eté
  • Printemps

The resort of Cap d'Agde is beside the sea – ideal for family holidays. Adults and children alike will find the activities they're hoping for. Adventurers, explorers, those with enquiring minds, and so on – all will have an unforgettable stay.

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Activités nautiques pour les enfants
Cap d'Agde
Activités nautiques pour les enfants pendant les vacances

Happiness is found on the water

Mediterranean is synonymous with watersports!

It's the ideal spot to throw yourself into the water. While my aspiring sailors distinguish themselves in complete safety in the "moussaillon" (young deckhand) sessions at the watersports centre, trying a different sport each day (pirate ship, Optimist, paddleboarding, windsurfing, catamaran etc), my grown-up adventurer has discovered a passion for windsurfing, the fun-board.

As for me, I enjoyed the peace and calm of going out on a paddleboard at my own pace.

Original

Go back in time through 2,600 years of history, to the Ephèbe Museum. From the Greek origins of the town up to the shipwrecks of the 17th century, you will find all the undersea history of the "black pearl of the Mediterranean"

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Petite balade au marché de Rochelongue, au Cap d'Agde

The taste of the Mediterranean!

Our activities have given us an appetite. It works out well – on our return, we go through the Mail de Rochelongue Market. Always colourful, scented and attractive, this market offers all the seasonal tastes of the Languedoc region. As we often do, we fill up!

When we get back to our accommodation, these local products are prepared and enjoyed in double quick time.

Useful information

Reading on the Beach: in July and August, at the Rochelongue Beach in Cap d’Agde, there is a reading area with more than 2,500 document freely accessible: newspapers, novels, comic books, handbooks, and lots more. A wide selection for all tastes in reading, in a friendly environment specially set out with loungers, shady areas and a children's corner with colouring and a specific programme for youngsters.

La criée du Grau d'Agde
La criée du Grau d'Agde
La criée du Grau d'Agde
La criée du Grau d'Agde

Learn everything about maritime jobs

For us, holidays are a time for finding out things. Here by the Mediterranean, we are immersing ourselves in its culture and maritime traditions. Visiting the Fish Auction at Le Grau d'Agde, with its models, films and other media, seemed a must-see to us, to find out all about maritime jobs.

Did you know?

The Marine Protected Area on the coast here,  "Posidonies du Cap d’Agde", is an underwater area that covers 6,000 hectares. It protects a wide biodiversity, through the marine flora and fauna of volcanic origin where the Brescou Fort stands.

Cinéma immersif aux écluses de Fonseranes
Ecluses de Fonseranes

The Jewel of the Canal du Midi

A short distance from Agde are the Fonséranes Locks, an unmissable sight on the Canal du Midi. We parked above the site, and were immediately drawn into the spirit of the place.

What a delight, at the end of the afternoon, to follow the boats that go through this flight of locks, that are listed as a World-wide Heritage Site.

The legendary site, renovated a few months ago, and the "multi-media discovery" show which illustrates perfectly the long history of this exceptional heritage site in 3D, particularly appealed to us, at the Tourist Office scenovision cinema.

Balade nocturne aux écluses de Fonseranes

To prolong the pleasure

How could you resist the desire to prolong the pleasure on the site of the Fonséranes Locks? The Le 9 restaurant was the gourmet excuse to hang around. A menu with freshly-prepared dishes, local and sometimes re-invented, complemented by an unobstructed view over the Béziers citadel. What a view!

And what a surprise, after the meal, to see the locks all picked out with different lighting effects. It made the evening even better, strolling around this exceptional site.

Well worth a visit

In a few kilometres, the remarkable masterpieces of the Canal du Midi appear one after the other, each offering their own story. The Pont-Canal de Béziers, the Ouvrages du Libron, the Round Lock at Agde, Les Onglous Point...

Ready to throw yourself into the water at Cap D'Agde?

Where to sleep and eat, what to do?

Décrouvrez les bonnes adresses de Françoise (Hérault Tourisme) pour profiter au mieux de votre expérience au Cap d'Agde.

Camp site

YELLOH VILLAGE! - MER ET SOLEIL

AGDEHerault
Restaurant

LE 9, THE 9 LOCKS RESTAURANT

BEZIERSHerault
Sports leisure

CAP D'AGDE SAILING CENTRE

AGDEHerault
Natural heritage

FONSERANES LOCKS

BEZIERSHerault
Latitude: 43.316667000000
Longitude: 3.466667000000