Beziers (15 minutes), historic town and capital of wine producing and rugby. Especially vibrant in August and during it’s famous Feria. Perhaps the best flower market in the whole of the south on Fridays in the beautiful tree-lined main boulevard.
The Canal du Midi which links the Atlantic with the Mediterranean, miles of flat walks along the shady tow-paths. A choice of boat excursions can be taken.
Cap d’Agde (25 minutes) has further beaches and water sports, boat trips, beautiful harbour, golf, casino, fashionable shopping, nightclubs, waterfront restaurants, several children’s theme parks and a fabulous water park (Aqualand).
Carcassonne castle is well worth a visit, especially on jousting days!
Roque Haute - outskirts of Portiragnes. Superb botanical reserve.
Golf courses nearby at Béziers and Cap d'Agde.
Funfair at Vias Plage (July and August)
Bassin de Thau - a calm inland sea teeming with fish. A breeding place for oysters and shellfish, producing over half the oysters consumed in France. Villages, such as Bouzigues and Meze, have many restaurants serving sumptuous platters of fresh shellfish.
Haut-Languedoc Regional Nature Park - gorges, Lac de Salagou, Roquebrun (called Little Nice) with its Mediterranean garden with over 400 species.
Pezenas - City of Moliere with an exceptional architectural heritage. Numerous arts and crafts artists with workshops open to the public. Large market every Saturday.
Spain - an hour's drive to the border. Barcelona is approximately 3 hours' drive