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Languedoc-Camargue must-visits

10 absolute must-visits where you'll love spending your holiday: Aigues-Mortes, Cap d'Agde, Le Grau du Roi, La Grande Motte, Mauguio-Carnon, Palavas-les-Flots, Pont du Gard, Sète and Montpellier. On the agenda: all the joys of the sea and sun, real fishing villages, vast unspoilt beaches, Mediterranean lifestyle and more all in a lively, warm and social atmosphere. You're definitely in Languedoc-Camargue!  

Aigues-Mortes
Aigues-Mortes

Aigues-Mortes

TRAVEL BACK IN TIME 

Explore a medieval town in the Camargue... If you want to soak up the real Camargue and the sunshine, Aigues-Mortes is your dream destination for its celebrations and traditions around horses and bulls. 

Take your time exploring the medieval town's treasures, its outstanding architecture, lively colourful lanes, salt marsh and shades of pink deep in untamed and unspoilt nature. See flamingoes in their natural habitat. 

Visit the home of Camargue food and drink, the capital of Sable de Camargue wine

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Aigues-Mortes, the fortified city founded by King Saint-Louis

Le Cap d'Agde
Le Cap d'Agde

Cap d’Agde Méditerranée

Land and sea come together 

Cap d’Agde Mediterranean is a great region for your holiday. Bursting with 20km of beaches in 3 sea resorts: Cap d’Agde, Vias and Portiragnes with fine sand or volcanic beaches on the edge of pine forests and an unspoilt hinterland with protected towns and villages, vibrant traditions and myriad arts and crafts.

Pézenas, Molière's hometown, Agde, the former Phoenician trading port, and Montagnac, the medieval market town, are just a few of them. The Canal du Midi runs through the region and forms its backbone.

You'll want to keep coming back throughout the year as there are so many things to do and cultural events. 

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Immerse yourself in the colors of Cap d'Agde!

Le Grau du Roi
Le Grau du Roi

LE GRAU DU ROI PORT CAMARGUE 

Between the Mediterranean Sea and Camargue 

People flock to this understated and modest resort primarily to enjoy the sea. You can't help but fall in love with it. Le Grau du Roi is a real fishing port with easy-to-reach family beaches and its famous Espiguette Beach in the great outdoors. 

Le Grau du Roi lies on the edge of the Camargue and is the top marina in Europe where it's a joy to sail or try the famous kitesurfing spots if you're feeling energetic. 

If you love your food then there are restaurants to feast at, glasses of rosé to sip and little lanes to stroll along... There's a great blend of simple and authentic vibes with an ancient or more contemporary feel...

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La Grande Motte
La Grande Motte

La Grande Motte 

The sun city risen from the sand

La Grande Motte is famous for its unique and bold pyramid architecture, 7km of fine sand beaches, water sports and especially for its lush plantlife. 70% of La Grande Motte is made up of leafy and natural areas making it the greenest city in Europe. The perfect place to stroll in the shade of the foliage and get about with green transport on the many bike paths that never cross the roads.

Cycling is an original, eco-friendly and safe form of transport that fits into this leafy oasis to perfection. Soak up the real Mediterranean lifestyle in the peace of a green city.

The sun city is bathed in light at nightfall with its many bars, restaurants and private beaches for a party atmosphere on the seafront.  

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Mauguio Carnon
Mauguio Carnon

Mauguio Carnon

Town of Character  

Mauguio Carnon is in the perfect setting between land and sea. Natural and historical heritage collide as Camargue and Spanish culture merge. 

The natural gem that is the protected Natura 2000-listed lake, Etang de l’Or, lies between Carnon sea resort with its 7km of beaches and the historical town of Mauguio. Mauguio Carnon is a town with many sides to its character: sporty, nautical and festive. It has a wide array of things to do for all ages with markets, "nature" outings, foodie breaks, places to get together and events. The town is an exciting and welcoming place with its own signature lifestyle.

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Palavas-les-Flots
Palavas-les-Flots

Palavas-les-Flots

The Queen of Mediterranean Beaches

Welcome to a traditional fishing village in the heart of the marvellous Mediterranean! Meet the fishermen selling their fresh catch on the docks every morning. Indulge in one of their secret recipes then go for a walk or bike ride to see the flamingoes that call our lakes home.

Palavas-les-Flots is a magical place to visit all year round and conveniently lies 10 minutes from Montpellier at the foot of the Cévennes on the end of the "little Camargue".

Take your pick from water sports, outdoor sports, children's workshops, the famous casino and cultural activities or just chill out on our 7km of vast rolling sandy beaches!

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Pont du Gard
Le Pont du Gard

Le Pont du Gard

Pont du Gard, an Ancient wonder

Pont du Gard is the most majestic part of an aqueduct built by the Romans 2000 years ago. The awe-inspiring architectural masterpiece was listed as UNESCO World Heritage in 1985 and brought running water to the people of Nîmes for 5 centuries. The stone giant is the tallest ancient bridge in the world and lies in a breath-taking natural setting.

Travel back to Roman times with a trip to the Museum, Cinema and Ludo space and go on a guided tour to the top of the aqueduct. This is one moving experience during your stay in the South of France that you'll never forget.

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Sète

Sète

The town on the water 

Sète is a little gem nestled in the Mediterranean where the passion for the sea brings the town to life. From Thau Lake to the Big Blue, fishermen, sailors and oyster farmers share the same rich briny world and Southern French lifestyle. Its colourful docks, pretty neighbourhoods and exciting culture and museums make it a slice of Southern France in itself.

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Montpellier
Montpellier

Montpellier Méditerranée

100% pleasure destination!

Montpellier is the perfect place for history buffs and lies 11km from the Mediterranean beaches by bike. Here you'll find beauty in the past, present and future tense! The oldest university in the western world, mansions, cool trams and contemporary architectural feats make Montpellier a benchmark city.

Art is everywhere. It lies in wait to grab you! Don't miss the Musée Fabre, the brand new contemporary art centre (MOCO), the many world-famous festivals and countless buzzing terraces, food markets and natural gems a stone's throw away. See it all and live it up here!

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Nîmes

Nîmes

This multi-faceted city and its unique personality will blow you away

Get a warm welcome in Nîmes on the Via Domitia that linked Spain to Italy in the Languedoc and Provence whose colours, aromas and traditions the city shares.

From some of the world's best-preserved Roman landmarks and buildings by renowned architects to vineyards and Michelin-starred eateries... Uncover its sparkling yet soothing personality and wealth of culture, heritage, food and drink... Prepare for a dazzling feast for the senses with surprises galore!

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