The city of Agde is one of the oldest in France, it was founded by the Greeks 2600 years ago . The city has so much great historical and cultural wealth, one feature which I particularly liked was the Canal du Midi. The city of Agde is crossed by the Canal du Midi, but also by the Hérault river. This is a city where fresh water has its place, like salt water from the coast, a few kilometers away, at the Cape of Agde. I really enjoyed my walks through the town of Agde, it was a nice break after a few days of beach and sun. The walks along the Canal du Midi were captivating, the area had a sweet tranquility. All around you see fishermen, tourists and locals passing by. I walked quietly on the Midi Canal shore, enjoying the fresh country air and nature, until I came to an amazing spectacle: a lock round, with boats waiting their turn to go! I learned that it is the only French round lock. So, I stood there a moment, watching the passing boats ... A nice memory.
The city of Agde can be found just a few miles away from Cap d'Agde on the gorgeous Mediterranean coast. It is a place that's rich in culture and history. The city of Agde was founded by the Greeks 2600 years ago. Marco Polo gave it the nickname of "the Black Pearl". Thanks to maritime trade, the town experienced a rich splendor. It was the second oldest city in France, and if you ask the people can feel some magic in it ... As if centuries of history would have given a soul. The historic center of the city's many narrow streets. I love getting lost in them! The charm of the city is inevitably linked to the passage of the Canal du Midi and the river Hérault in the center, just before reaching the Mediterranean. It offers incredible views of the ships, enhanced by the reflection of sunlight on water. Another oddity: the city is built at the foot of Mont Saint Loup, an ancient volcano. Basalt can be used in building construction.
La Concha beach is at the foot of the volcanic cliffs. A very unique place that caught my eye for its originality. The day I went was foggy, giving the place an air that was even stranger . The beach, south of the volcanoes of Auvergne, is of basalt, a stone that is the color dark gray, almost black, the result of terrestrial eruptions and submarine south of the volcanoes of Auvergne more than 7500 years ago. And yes, the beaches also have their story. I remember arriving at the beach without knowing what I expected. The fog made it so I could not see a few feet away. With every step I discovered a new feature of the landscape. So finally I went to the volcanic cliffs.Facing the bay, I saw the "rocks of the brothers," 2 basaltic rocks next to each other. I recommend taking the underwater trail that lets you go up to to 5 different types submarines. It is Part of "the plagette" so that you can visit for free following the signs, or the association Adena, with a tour guide.
The Cape of Agde is a popular seaside town on the Mediterranean coast in the Languedoc. The city attracts many tourists each year in search of sun and sea. During high season, everyone goes out at night also. Therefore, the neighborhoods in Agde Cape offer multiple things to do. There´s a night market, shops, etc. Strolling along the docks you will find many portraitists having fun doing cartoons of the faces of the vacationers. There are also many artists who sell their paintings. I personally prefer watching the people who allow themselves to be drawn because the end result is often very funny! It´s a great gathering of people in which everyone can find an activity to their taste!
Ahhh vacation days... the sun... the beach... in the south. It's just amazing. I was able to enjoy these all of these pleasures and many more during my stay at the Cape of Agde, which has the distinct honor of being located on the Mediterranean coast, south of the volcanoes of Auvergne, in Hérault. The Cape of Agde is famous for the diversity of its heritage: the town of Agde, right next door, has significant historical and cultural attractions, crossed by the Hérault and the midi channel, the Cape of Agde, in turn, to the sea, nautical activities proposed and the possibility of discovering the marine environment, and above all, the bathing, with its 14 miles of sandy beaches! To enjoy delicious Mediterranean saltwater, decided to head to the beach Richelieu! A huge beach well known among vacationers. Agde is the biggest city in the area. You can enjoy the beach all you want and there are life guards on duty. Enjoy yourself and relax! What are you waiting for?
Right here at the Cape of Agde, in Hérault, most vacationers take advantage of the beaches during the day because of their 14 miles of fine white sand glory. However, you can also have a great time there at night ... And for getting to do that there's nothing better than a bar and restaurant right on the beach, facing the sea. For this exact reason I went to Jungle Beach, located on the beach Richelieu, and loved its Indonesian decor: all the furniture comes from Bali, and gives the feeling of being in another world. The terrace with hammocks, is also open during the day. At night we sat comfortably in one of the outdoor couches while our neighbors choose a rug with colorful cushions. The porch lights frequently change color, all to provide optimum relaxation time and a good plan to escape some of the summer bustle. In addition, once there we could not resist the urge to stay and eat something. The exotic plates are delicious and you just have to try one of their delicious cocktails. They're to die for.
Holidays in the Cape of Agde, Hérault and on the shores of the Mediterranean, are the perfect occasion to enjoy! For a few weeks of rest per year, the rhythm changes, like activities, and you need to take advantage of things that are out of the routine. This was my case in Cap d'Agde. I'm not a big fan of late night parties, but there I heard talk of a "late kitsch" that was organized in Amnesia Nightclub, well known in the area. Why not, after all ... A white tent with an open roof, the atmosphere that prevailed from early evening seduced me. "Kitsch night" consisted of kitsch costumes and matching decor and music! I came across some superheroes, I found myself face to face with Mickey hanging over my head ... I was undoubtedly in the right place. As for the music, It was the 80's songs that signaled the start of the party. Even the youngest seemed to know their classics :) The night went on until the early hours, an amazing holiday memory.
The best way to explore the coast is to travel by the sea! I did my first catamaran trip in Agde Cape. To do this, I chose the 16m long Shaiga catamaran. The team, who were very nice, welcomed us on a trip which lasted for about an hour and a half, around sunset. Mitch and their children spend part of the year sailing around the Cape of Agde, which has been their home for twelve years, and the rest in Senegal (April to October). For Mitch, his hobby makes people happy, and that's essential. This passionate man knows how to convey his passion, he spent three years building his boat, which was five years ago. The ride was fun, and good provision is necessary, you have to enjoy the pleasures of life! The catamaran is great, and not cramped for space, and I was even able to help out with some manoeuvers! The sunset is extraordinary. The colors vary from pink to blue to orange ... You lose sight of the Southern sea. A wonderful memory that will remain burned into my memory ...
After 5 days driving from Toulouse and following the green scenery of the Canal du Midi, you steadily see the change in vegetation and start to smell the sea. Suddenly, you see the lighthouse in the distance and think there's the end. When you finally reach it, you sit quietly and enjoy the priceless moment. It's a small, uncrowded lighthouse with a gentle breeze and tranquility.