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Highlights in Agde
- Canal du Midi
- Hot and sunny climate
- Historic monuments
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Originally a vast fishing port, Agde has been one of the largest seaside resorts in Europe since the 1970s. If you dream of spending a week sunbathing on the hot sand, swimming and sipping cocktails by the sea, Agde is the perfect destination for your next week's holiday. This municipality of Hérault has a particularly varied offer in terms of accommodation, among which rentals are very well represented. Holiday rentals of all kinds are available such as small city centre studios, perfect for a single person or a couple, or large villas directly on the beach or a little further back in the countryside in the hinterland. Enjoy total independence and a pleasant and comfortable setting during your next holiday in the sun with Agde's rentals.
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Location and orientation
Agde is a municipality of 26,000 inhabitants, whose population can exceed 200,000 during the summer months. It is built on the shores of the Mediterranean, more precisely on the Gulf of Lion, where the Hérault River flows into the sea. The nearest major city is Béziers, only 24 km further east, inland. Plan a little less than an hour's drive to Montpellier via the A9. Many famous Mediterranean seaside resorts such as Grau-du-Roi, Palavas-les-Flots, Aigues-Mortes and Grande-Motte are also easily accessible by car.Come and spend your holidays in Agde
Agde station is served by TGV trains from Bordeaux and Paris. From the capital, it takes 4 hours 10 minutes from Lyon station and seven and a half hours to make the same journey by road, taking the A71 and A75. Once in Agde, the city's buses will allow you to enjoy the beach of the town and those of the surrounding area. If you wish to drive along the coast and explore other towns, it is recommended to have a car, a scooter or at least one bike on site.
Destination for beach fans
Built on the Gulf of Lion, Cap d'Agde is relatively protected from the currents. Its seaside is mainly composed of sandy beaches with a gentle slope, which makes it the ideal place to taste the waters of the Mediterranean from April to October. The beaches of Agde stretch over about fourteen kilometres. The most popular are the Richelieu beach, the Saint-Vincent beach, the Grau d'Agde beach and the Môle beach. La Conques beach has the particularity of being entirely covered with black sand, the result of the erosion of volcanic rocks. The naturist district, near the Port of Ambonne, has a 2 km beach dedicated to this practice.A thousand and one ways to enjoy the Mediterranean
Sunbathing and swimming are the two most common activities in Agde, but the resort offers holidaymakers many other ways to spend their holidays. Enjoy the commune's cycle paths and go on a day trip along the sea, enrol in a sailing school or rent pedal boats for a family outing. Agde is also the perfect city for windsurfing, sea kayaking, water skiing and outboarding.
This municipality in the Hérault is sometimes referred to as "the black pearl of the Mediterranean", a reference to its many buildings built in basalt, a very dark volcanic stone.
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This canal linking Toulouse to the Mediterranean is one of the most ambitious architectural and engineering works in the world. Today, it is mainly used for recreational navigation. Near Agde, it includes a large circular lock, entirely built of basalt, as well as the pretty Saint-Joseph bridge. Specialized companies allow you to rent a small boat to sail a few hours or several days on the Canal du Midi.2. Walking in the old centre of Agde
The old town has many 17th and 18th century mansions, which give it a picturesque atmosphere. Do not miss during your walks to push the door of the chapel of the Kneeling. This small religious building contains a rock where, according to local legend, one could see the footprints left by the knees of the Virgin Mary who knelt there.3. Visit Saint-Étienne Cathedral
Entirely built of volcanic stone, this imposing church was built in the twelfth century in the Romanesque style. It is famous for its massive appearance which gives it the appearance of a castle and for its superb organ.4. Spend the day in Sète
Sète is located directly on the other side of the Thau pond. Crossed by many canals, it is often presented as one of the most beautiful municipalities in France. It is particularly renowned for its marine cemetery where the poet Paul Valéry and Jean Vilar, actor, actor and creator of the Avignon Festival, are buried.5. Going along the coast
Take the A9 towards Marseille to stop in some of the most beautiful seaside resorts in the Mediterranean basin such as Les Aigues-Mortes and especially to cross the Camargue Regional Natural Park.