Valras-Plage, modern seaside holiday resort
From its origins as a fishing village, Valras-Plage has become a modern seaside holiday resort combining first-rate tourist facilities, multiple nautical pursuits and numerous activities.
On the shores of the Mediterranean and around its fishing port, Valras-Plage is above-all a town for enjoying the good-life, a town on a human scale where holiday makers may find charm and tradition together with the pleasure of todays leisure activities.
It is also the ideal departure point to discover the Languedoc-Roussillon region: Montpellier, Perpignan and Carcassonne are all within 1 hours drive !
Activities, tourism, events and culture
Valras Monplaisir campsite, holidays on the Mediterranean
Valras-Plage beach is surveyed from 4 observation and rescue stations and attending lifeguards
Information on water quality and the bathing risk levels are indicated (green, red and orange
Grau de Vendres is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Languedoc
Equipement is also available for individual with reduced mobility
Water activity holidays
Wind-surfing, water-ski-ing, pedalos, zodiacs, jet-ski, canoeing
French sailing school, sea trips on board the ”Lilyˮ, scuba diving club
Line fishing and game fishing.
Adult sporting activities: fitness regimes, running, activity walking, touch/flag rugby tournaments and beach-volleyball.
Childrens sporting activities: treasure hunts, baseball, swimming, wind-surfing, beach games.
These activities are offered free by Valras-Plage and are organised and run by qualified activity organisers.
Tennis courts and lessons, horse riding, paintball, go-karting
Walking or cycling tours.
Going out in Valras-Plage
During the holiday period, numerous free shows and spectacles take place on the beach
A rich program of events is held at the Palais de Mer : humour, vocal performances, pop-rock, etc...
Fish and seafood speciality restaurants
Firework displays, in July and August, followed by free grand balls
The Casino and the discos
In Beziers, the Feria takes place around 15th August and is the largest popular event in the Languedoc-Roussillon: prestigious bullfights, renowned equestrian show village and numerous open-air bodegas to party well into the night.
The Fete Occitane takes place in mid-July: for several days Occitania is in party mood
Still in Beziers, don’t miss a visit to the Nine Locks and the Pont Canal (Canal du Midi)
Roman Narbonne, Medieval Narbonne, the Narbonne of Charles Trénet
The Basilica of Saint-Just, the Town Hall, the Domitia roman road, Horreum Museum, Lapidaire Museum, the Robine Canal, Museum of Art and History, the Market Halls.
Walk in the footsteps of Molière whilst following the historical route. Beautiful private town houses from the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries. Permanent free exhibition at the Maison des métiers d'Art,. Rediscover the spirit of Boby Lapointe. The nocturnal artisanal market on Wednesday and Friday evenings during the summer. Mirondela del Arts.
Not far off, the Valmagne Abbey.
The Éphèbe museum. The Old Town. Aqualand aquatic park, casino and discotheques at Cap d'Agde.
27 hole international golf-course.
The Cigalière performance auditorium in Sérignan, presents a quality program. Its perimeters having been modified by Daniel Buren. A word of advice: best visited at night !
Walking or cycling tours along the banks of the Canal du Midi
Don’t miss the fortified City of Carcassonne, the Cathar Castles and the African Reserve at Sigean
Nimes and its Roman Arena awaits you, the Maison Carré and the Multimedia library. The Pont du Gard and the Duché d'Uzès are all close by. In the Cévennes countryside, discover the Bambouseraie (bamboo gardens) near Anduze.
Visit the Camargue - bulls, horses and flamingos – and the fortified town of Aigues-Mortes.
At Montpellier, the capital of the Herault, discover the historical centre, the Place de la Comédie, the Fabre Museum, the Comédie Opera House, the fine town houses and the Place Royal de Peyrou.
In the hinterland, go for strolls or walks through Bédarieux, Roquebrun, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, in the Massif du Caroux, around Pic Saint Loup or the lac du Salagou
North of Beziers, enjoy canoeing or kayaking on the river Orb
At Sete, visit the Georges Brassens centre and the Regional Centre for Contemporary Art
Visit Perpignan, the Fortifications at Vauban, the Port of Ceret or Collioure dominated by Mount Canigou
The wines of Languedoc-Roussillon
Wines for all tastes: white, rosé, red, sparkling, smooth, fortified, muscat.
Well known wine producing areas: Faugeres, Saint-Chinian, Corbieres, Minervois, Pic Saint Loup, Picpoul, Fitou, Rivesaltes and more...