This sunny destination offers 20km of coastline and 3 seaside resorts: Cape of Agde, Vias and Portiragnes, with towns and villages with a well kept heritage, living traditions. There are so many entertainment and cultural events that you’ll keep wanting to come back throughout the year. View video.
At the heart of the vineyard, Pézenas – the capital of Languedoc in the 16th and 17th century – was classified as a “Town of Art” and features amazing architecture that is still intact: lively streets, artisans’ workshops and residences. This is where the great Molière lived who founded the Comedie Française.
The 16 towns and villages of Cap d’Agde Mediterranean have an interesting heritage of monuments to discover: churches, chapels, abbeys, mazets, residences, mediaeval and classical painted ceilings, fortified mills, 19th-century wine castles and locks. Villages with circular architecture are also very intriguing.
4 km away from the old village, the resort of Portiragnes-Plage was designed in the early 1960s, and has developed in harmony with the environment. It is ideal for family holidays with maximum sunshine and a welcoming climate.
From the beach to the east of Cap d’Agde all the way to the tranquil beach at Tamarissiere, sun seekers are spoilt for choice with no less then 11 beaches to choose from. In Vias, the fine-sand beach is accessible directly from comfortable accommodations and in Portiragnes, you cross the shady pine forest and reach the beach. View video.
One of the lesser-known facts about Le Cap d’Agde Mediterranean resort is that the municipality is strongly committed to ensuring that the resort lives up to an eco-friendly ethos due to its marine protected area and open-air conservatory of species. Pink flamingos, hawks, bulls… dozens of species live happily not far from the beaches, valley and the Hérault plains.
CULTURE AND HERITAGE
With a history dating back 2600 years, (the Phocaeans, Greeks Romans) left traces of their culture in our towns. Agde, Pézenas and Montagnac have strong links with mediaeval fairs, trade and history. Water jousting is an unmissable ﬁxture in Cap D’Adge.
For many holidaymakers, visiting Le Cap d’Agde is a chance to relax and unwind. Put your feet up with a good book on the beach or have a look at the vast range of activities: nautic sports, tree-top trails, archery, go-karting, paintballing and so much more. View video.