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Beaches: With over 40 Blue Flag beaches where the beaches are safe, long and sandy the Languedoc is perfect for families. If swimming in the “buff” is your thing then the superb nudist beach at Cap D'Agde is excellent. Whilst there are many beaches that will boast at being the best the ones listed below are probably the best along this amazing coastline.
Espiguette The King of Languedoc's beaches is the Espiguette that stretches for kilometre after kilometre of fine sandy dunes and close to Aigues Mortes. This beach is big enough to find your own space, no matter how many people are there as there are no buildings nearby it relatively quiet and not overlooked. In summer the odd drinks seller will pass by so this is an ideal beach for your picnic within the dunes.
Cap D’Agde Cap D’Agde is well kown for its beaches and its famous water park and there are nine beaches in the Cap d'Agde area ranging from small coves (Plage de la Conque and La Plagette) through to long stretches of sand 14 kms long. All beaches have parking areas nearby but the beaches are only backed by footpaths, so are not plagued by traffic noise. Unusually for this area, there is a rocky headland with magnificent views to Sete in one direction and the Pyrenees in the other.
The nudist beach of Cap D’Agde The naturist beach forms part of Europe's largest nudist colony, and is one of the nicest beaches in Languedoc. Long and wide, it offers fine sand and, if you walk far enough along, freedom from buildings. Behind most of the beach are sand dunes. Official entrance to the complex and beach is €15 per person, but you can get to the beach by going to Marseillan beach and walking 10mins to the south for free.
Serignan Serignan is popular and can get crowed in the summer and feels more remote and wild than others with a grassy sand bank hiding the few buildings that sit behind the beach. You can just see Cap D'Agde in the distance and the Etang (inland lake) that borders the north end of the beach. This is one beach that has miniature ponies for children to ride on.
The lake at Saint-Ferreol near Carcassonne is a must to visit with its 80 hectare park, cascades, a geyser and shady paths. Swimming in the lake, fishing and exploring nature, together with the possibility of practising a great many sports: boating, wind surfing, tennis, gliding, horse riding, walking, mountain biking and rock climbing.
Further east is the Minervois wine growing region. It is a land of wild gorges, Cathar villages, abbeys, castles, rivers for fishing or swimming. Walking and cycling are very popular in the area and the Montagne Noire (Black Mountains) where there are rich areas of wildlife and beautiful scenery.
Cevennes National Park is well worth a visit.
The Languedoc region is also full of wonderful, relatively undiscovered gardens and you can visit a network of private and public gardens called Les Jardins Singuliers.
The Camargue is renowned for it's rare wildlife especially the thousands of pink flamingo's that live in the wetlands, and the migrating birds which flock here each Spring and Autumn. The Camargue Park is historically known for it's special breed of white horses, that are supposedly one of the oldest breeds of horses in the world. You could book a horse-riding trip for you and your family or friends with one of Carmague's traditional cowboy’s. The park's wetlands are designated as a UNESCO heritage site, and they attract thousands of migrating birds in the Spring and Autumn. However the famous pink flamingo's flock to these parts year round, creating a remarkable natural sight.
The Camargue has some of the best of the Mediterranean coast's beaches. Walk the winding coast paths to discover wild and remote pebbly coves or white sand beaches that you will never forget. This is also a fabulous area for hiking and cycling, and you can choose from hundreds of trails over flat terrain with expansive views over and across the Rhone Delta River. There are many interesting sites and attractions to be visited in the surrounding towns and villages which show off the distinctive culture and heritage of the Camargue and Rhone Delta- in particular the Mediaeval walled city of Aigues Mortes.
A trip on the Canal du Midi should not be missed. Built in the 17th century to connect the Atlantic and Mediterranean, the Canal offers many pleasant places to walk or cycle along its towpaths or hire a boat.
The famous, soaring Millau Viaduct sets 21st century engineering against this unforgettable region’s timeless backdrop.