From Cap d’Agde to the Canal du Midi,
a concentration of Mediterranean!
- Family Resort plus
- French Watersports Resort
- UNESCO Site
- Exceptional site in Languedoc
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Where to sleep and eat, what to do?
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