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Cap d’Agde


At the foot of the ancient volcano of Mont Saint-Loup, Agde offers a unique setting: built between the Mediterranean, the Canal du Midi and the mouth of the Hérault, this ancient Greek city is unusual for its volcanic stone constructions which earned him the nickname “Black Pearl”. The picturesque city has a rich historical and architectural heritage to discover during your holidays in Occitania: it houses in particular, with its Saint-Étienne cathedral in basalt stone dominated by a 35-meter bell tower, one of the most beautiful fortified churches in the region. Among the remarkable sites and buildings of the Occitan city are its ramparts and gates, many squares and mansions to discover during a walk, or the consular house with its typical Italian Renaissance architecture. Crossed by the Canal du Midi, the city of Agde also offers to see a unique work of round lock, listed as a Historic Monument.

On the shores of the Mediterranean, Grau d’Agde at the mouth of the river and Cap d’Agde backed by Mont Saint-Loup are must-sees on the coast with contrasting atmospheres: traditional fishing village facing the Tamarissière on the left bank of the Hérault, Grau d’Agde is a small authentic port, lively to the rhythm of the comings and goings of boats and maritime festivals. Famous, the seaside resort of Cap d’Agde is a vast leisure complex developed around a marina. On one side of the port, the naturist village of Bagnas; on the other, the seaside resort with supervised beaches, marine aquarium, museum of underwater archeology and arenas. Leisure Island is an area dedicated to fun and festivities: there is the Luna Park amusement park, nightclubs and the casino. Cap d’Agde is also home to the first Aqualand park to have been created in France. Not far away, the Archipelago of the Cité de l’Eau mixes recreational, sporting and well-being aquatic pleasures over 10,000 m2. Golf enthusiasts will finally find an international 27-hole course in Cap d’Agde.

Here is a great idea for a walk from your 4-star campsite, Les Amandiers in Gallargues le Montueux.

Coordinates of the place

Cap d’Agde
Port Capistol le Cap
34300 Agde