Holidaymakers looking for a scenic getaway near the Mediterranean Sea should visit Grau-d’Agde. It is a beautiful area with lots to do and see within the Languedoc-Roussillon region of Southern France. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs, cottages, apartments and villas.
Grau-d’Agde has a lovely sandy beach where holidaymakers can sunbathe in the warm Mediterranean sunshine. This coastal area allows visitors to find various sailing excursions as well as windsurfing, kite surfing and jet skiing. Sea fishing is very popular along this part of the South Coast with coarse angling, big game and harpoon fishing on offer. Holidaymakers can enjoy fantastic walks in the Languedoc Regional Nature Park and the Black Mountains, which are just a short drive away. There are many excellent golf courses in the region including at Beziers. The village is set amongst some of the region’s vineyards and wine tasting is a very popular pastime here. There are a number of restaurants, cafes and bars in and around Grau-d’Agde offering traditional French fare. Self catering holidaymakers will be able to purchase food and beverages from numerous stores in the area. Larger places such as Beziers offer more choice in terms of supermarkets, restaurants, cafe-bars, shops and markets.
Grau-d’Agde has a number of interesting places to visit nearby. Geological features in the region include the volcanoes of Mount Ramus, Demoiselles cave and the River Herault. Tours around the Paul Ricard caves can be taken here too. Canal du Midi and Citadelle of Montpellier are very interesting places to visit. There are several museums in the region including Musee-Parc des Dinosaures de Meze, which is in one of the largest paleontological sites in Europe. Also well worth visiting in the region is such as the wonderful Parc National des Cevennes. Here holidaymakers can visit the Aven Armand cave and the Arboretum de Cazebonne.
This region in the South of France is mild throughout the year but is hottest in July and August when the temperatures reach an average high of 25 degrees centigrade. As well as being the coldest months of the year at an average of 10 degrees centigrade, December and January are also the wettest with around 100mm of rain per month on average.
Grau-d’Agde is about a 25 minute drive from Beziers Cap d’Agde Airport (BZR). RyanAir has flights to and from Bristol (BRS), London-Luton (LTN) and Stockholm-Skavsta (NYO). Four car hire firms are established at Beziers Airport including Avis, Europcar, Hertz and National/Citer. Taxis can also be found just outside the terminal building. Alternatively Montpellier - Méditerranée Airport (MPL) is approximately one hour from Grau-d’Agde and has flights to and from various cities across Europe including Brussels (BRU), Frankfurt (FRA), London-Gatwick (LGW), Madrid (MAD) as well as Casablanca (CMN) in Morocco. There are taxis available outside the terminal building and six car hire firms are situated at the airport, which are ADA, Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt.