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Guidebook for Portiragnes

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Guidebook for Portiragnes

Sightseeing
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Narbonne
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Carcassonne is worth a visit as it has an historic castle and streets , well worth a half day - prob better to visit early as it is cooler if it is a hot summer day. On Bastille day 17th July the fireworks are lit up right around the castle so most people visit with a picnic in the surroundign areas to watch.
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Carcassonne
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Carcassonne is worth a visit as it has an historic castle and streets , well worth a half day - prob better to visit early as it is cooler if it is a hot summer day. On Bastille day 17th July the fireworks are lit up right around the castle so most people visit with a picnic in the surroundign areas to watch.
Worth a look as you can climb to the top and have amazing views over the surrounding area.
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St Nazaire Cathedral
2 Impasse Baudin
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Worth a look as you can climb to the top and have amazing views over the surrounding area.
During the 17th century, this canal was dug out over more than 300 kilometres, to link the Garonne river to the Mediterranean Sea. It counts 328 water constructions (bridges, locks, aqueducts, tunnels, etc.). It is one of the best examples of water engineering. However, this technical masterpiece is perfectly integrated in the surrounding landscapes, where you can hike and bike in the shade of plane trees.
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Canal du Midi
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During the 17th century, this canal was dug out over more than 300 kilometres, to link the Garonne river to the Mediterranean Sea. It counts 328 water constructions (bridges, locks, aqueducts, tunnels, etc.). It is one of the best examples of water engineering. However, this technical masterpiece is perfectly integrated in the surrounding landscapes, where you can hike and bike in the shade of plane trees.
The harbour of Sète was built during the 17th century to offer an outlet to the Canal du Midi. Its inauguration is celebrated every year. Ever since, the event is inseparable from the town. During a hike along the canals of the town, you’ll find the colourful boats that are used for the yearly jousting event. You can take a boat tour of the harbour. Fish market every day where they sell fresh fish. Fabulous fish restaurants. The canal du midi runs through the main streets of the town.
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Sète
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The harbour of Sète was built during the 17th century to offer an outlet to the Canal du Midi. Its inauguration is celebrated every year. Ever since, the event is inseparable from the town. During a hike along the canals of the town, you’ll find the colourful boats that are used for the yearly jousting event. You can take a boat tour of the harbour. Fish market every day where they sell fresh fish. Fabulous fish restaurants. The canal du midi runs through the main streets of the town.
This town, scattered with heritage, was loved by Molière who lived here several times. The writer of Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme is honoured by an exhibition made with modern techniques. Besides Molière, the old town centre is very charming, with cobblestones and mansions from the 17th and 18th centuries. Lovely outdoor market on Friday nights - buy paintings and local produce for gifts.
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Pézenas
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This town, scattered with heritage, was loved by Molière who lived here several times. The writer of Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme is honoured by an exhibition made with modern techniques. Besides Molière, the old town centre is very charming, with cobblestones and mansions from the 17th and 18th centuries. Lovely outdoor market on Friday nights - buy paintings and local produce for gifts.
This medieval town in the Haut Languedoc nature park dominates the Orb valley. It has a very mild climate, making it extremely suitable for the growth of mimosa and exotic plants. That is how the town got its nickname of « Nice of the Hérault ». Like a garden, Roquebrun is crossed by a botanic trail.
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Roquebrun
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This medieval town in the Haut Languedoc nature park dominates the Orb valley. It has a very mild climate, making it extremely suitable for the growth of mimosa and exotic plants. That is how the town got its nickname of « Nice of the Hérault ». Like a garden, Roquebrun is crossed by a botanic trail.
As an important halt for pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostella, Saint Guilhem le Désert is part of the most beautiful villages of France and is listed as one of the Grand Sites de France®. Well deserved titles. The village is nestled between the dazzling cliffs of the Val de Gellone. When the night falls and when the evening sun touches the rock bringing golden shades to the abbey, the village is at its best.
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Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert
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As an important halt for pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostella, Saint Guilhem le Désert is part of the most beautiful villages of France and is listed as one of the Grand Sites de France®. Well deserved titles. The village is nestled between the dazzling cliffs of the Val de Gellone. When the night falls and when the evening sun touches the rock bringing golden shades to the abbey, the village is at its best.
Lovely little town to cycle to along the canal du midi for a spot of lunch or just a coffee.
Villeneuve-lès-Béziers
Lovely little town to cycle to along the canal du midi for a spot of lunch or just a coffee.
Arts & Culture
Beziers has a Feria every summer with major music, dancing and all sorts going on in August every year.
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Béziers
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Beziers has a Feria every summer with major music, dancing and all sorts going on in August every year.
On the border of the Languedoc and the Cévennes, the water has hollowed out the plateau of Thaurac, creating an underground masterwork. Concretions, stalagmites and stalactites are so beautiful here, that they seem to have been made by man. Still, they have been formed by nature. In the main chamber, also called the Cathedral, you’ll find an immense concretion that seems to represent the Virgin and the Child.
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Grotte des Demoiselles
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On the border of the Languedoc and the Cévennes, the water has hollowed out the plateau of Thaurac, creating an underground masterwork. Concretions, stalagmites and stalactites are so beautiful here, that they seem to have been made by man. Still, they have been formed by nature. In the main chamber, also called the Cathedral, you’ll find an immense concretion that seems to represent the Virgin and the Child.
Shopping
Good shopping mall for all the foodstuffs but don't forget to checkout Maison du Monde for fabulous gifts for home - ask them to gift wrap - its free and very well done.
Géant Casino
Good shopping mall for all the foodstuffs but don't forget to checkout Maison du Monde for fabulous gifts for home - ask them to gift wrap - its free and very well done.
The largest Zara in Europe is here. You could spend a whole day here shopping, having lunch on the top terraces, Love the tapas bar!. You can also go bowling if you fancy! Sushi restaurants, American diners and lots of French shops.
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Polygone Béziers
3 Carrefour de l'Hours
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The largest Zara in Europe is here. You could spend a whole day here shopping, having lunch on the top terraces, Love the tapas bar!. You can also go bowling if you fancy! Sushi restaurants, American diners and lots of French shops.
You can buy almost everything in the markets held mornings only Monday, TUesday, Wednesday, Friday in and around Portiragnes Plage. There is an artisan market every Sunday night in Portiragnes Plage and a couple of nights midweek at Plage est where you can buy gifts of beautiful French produce.
Portiragnes Plage
You can buy almost everything in the markets held mornings only Monday, TUesday, Wednesday, Friday in and around Portiragnes Plage. There is an artisan market every Sunday night in Portiragnes Plage and a couple of nights midweek at Plage est where you can buy gifts of beautiful French produce.
Entertainment & Activities
Great water park only 15-20 minutes away. Buy your tickets in the local tourist office in Portiragnes Plage to save queueing and do bring a picnic!.
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Aqualand Cap D'Agde
2 Avenue de l'Île
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Great water park only 15-20 minutes away. Buy your tickets in the local tourist office in Portiragnes Plage to save queueing and do bring a picnic!.
A tour of the canal du midi by boat while you have your lunch. Pickup in Portiragnes and dropped back later in the day. Good day out.
Les Bateaux du Midi
14 Rue des Écluses
A tour of the canal du midi by boat while you have your lunch. Pickup in Portiragnes and dropped back later in the day. Good day out.
Parks & Nature
Great day out for children - bring a picnic and enjoy a whole day out. Always a favourite. as the website says - "The Sigean African Safari park, South of France, is very well laid out and has all the animals you can think off: Lions, Giraffes, Rhinos, Gorillas, Elephants (my son Archie's favourite), Emus with attitude and lots and lots of Monkeys. If you are looking to spend a good day out in South of France with the kids, then Sigean Safari park is the ideal choice. Whenever we're out with the kids in the car, we always play the game of who is first to spot a poster for the Arican Safari Park in Sigean. Trust me wherever you go in the South of France you will see a poster advertising this park. We even saw a poster near Barcelona and up in the Pyrenees."
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Réserve Africaine de Sigean
19 Chemin Hameau du Lac, RD 6009
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Great day out for children - bring a picnic and enjoy a whole day out. Always a favourite. as the website says - "The Sigean African Safari park, South of France, is very well laid out and has all the animals you can think off: Lions, Giraffes, Rhinos, Gorillas, Elephants (my son Archie's favourite), Emus with attitude and lots and lots of Monkeys. If you are looking to spend a good day out in South of France with the kids, then Sigean Safari park is the ideal choice. Whenever we're out with the kids in the car, we always play the game of who is first to spot a poster for the Arican Safari Park in Sigean. Trust me wherever you go in the South of France you will see a poster advertising this park. We even saw a poster near Barcelona and up in the Pyrenees."
The tree climb adventure park Azimut in Portiragnes-Plage stretches out over a 4 ha site with 17 tracks in the trees and 700 metres of zip-lines.
Eurl Azimut Adventures
The tree climb adventure park Azimut in Portiragnes-Plage stretches out over a 4 ha site with 17 tracks in the trees and 700 metres of zip-lines.
The 7500 ha Lake of Thau sets at the foot of the Mont Saint Clair of Sète, which makes it the biggest lake of the Languedoc-Roussillon. It is known for the oyster parks of Bouzigues, scattered between Mèze and Marseillan, but it is also a lovely place to hike.
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Étang de Thau
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The 7500 ha Lake of Thau sets at the foot of the Mont Saint Clair of Sète, which makes it the biggest lake of the Languedoc-Roussillon. It is known for the oyster parks of Bouzigues, scattered between Mèze and Marseillan, but it is also a lovely place to hike.
The archeological site of Ensérune, set against a steep hill at 10 kilometres from Béziers, tells the story of the Mediterranean Gaul. Besides the exceptional view on the surrounding vineyards and the dried lake of Montady, the local museum shows excavations from the village that was inhabited until the Roman invasion.
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Site and archaeological museum Ensérune
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The archeological site of Ensérune, set against a steep hill at 10 kilometres from Béziers, tells the story of the Mediterranean Gaul. Besides the exceptional view on the surrounding vineyards and the dried lake of Montady, the local museum shows excavations from the village that was inhabited until the Roman invasion.
Canoë Roquebrun offers a wide range of canoe trips on the Orb river, in the unspoiled nature of the Haut Languedoc nature park. No less than 37 km of river are reserved to sports activities and particularly canoeing. Smaller or bigger sports fanatics may choose between trips from 5 to 37 kilometres.
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Grandeur Nature
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Canoë Roquebrun offers a wide range of canoe trips on the Orb river, in the unspoiled nature of the Haut Languedoc nature park. No less than 37 km of river are reserved to sports activities and particularly canoeing. Smaller or bigger sports fanatics may choose between trips from 5 to 37 kilometres.
Essentials
Handy little local Spar has almost everything you will need. Its beside a bakery and fruit and veg shop and a newsagent - everything together if you want to shop locally.
SPAR Supermarché Portiragnes plages
Handy little local Spar has almost everything you will need. Its beside a bakery and fruit and veg shop and a newsagent - everything together if you want to shop locally.
Drinks & Nightlife
Lots going on here every night during the summer. Takeaway sushi etc. also.
Le Buddha
Lots going on here every night during the summer. Takeaway sushi etc. also.
Marquee hosts all football matches so the European cup will be good fun here!
Le Moana
Marquee hosts all football matches so the European cup will be good fun here!
Always live bands at weekends playing on the canal du midi but also a good spot to cycle to along the canal for a beer or a good lunch. They have a wooden bbq where they cook up a storm.
La Gambille
Always live bands at weekends playing on the canal du midi but also a good spot to cycle to along the canal for a beer or a good lunch. They have a wooden bbq where they cook up a storm.