Agde, the center of a world of holidays

Agde is a city with a Mediterranean feel with its land dedicated to vineyards, its scrubby landscape, its ponds and its mild climate. It is a real paradise for an active holiday. Sport, leisure, spas and parties are all on offer in this exceptional setting. Do you want to go swimming? Or maybe sunbathe peacefully? Adge has 14km of beaches for your enjoyment!

Informations

To see: museum of Ephèbe (subaqueous archaeological museum), fort brescou, the city (fountains, squares, statues, ice cave, cathedral etc).

To taste: mussels and stuffed squids, clams cooked with white wine and shallots, Honey of garrigue, dried figs, oysters of Thau, Muscat wine of Frontignan, Picpoul (regional wine).

To know: the statue of Ephèbe, vestige of the Hellenist age, was brought back of Herault in 1964 and it is classified as a historical monument.

Most Important: agathois museum (discovery of the popular arts and customs– fishing –sailing– terrestrial and subaqueous archaeology …).

On the Rhone à Sète Canal

Over a hundred kilometers long, the Rhone à Sète Canal goes through Languedoc and the Petite Camargue to reach the edge of Provence. It is the link between the South Canal and the inland waterways of the Southeast.
The Beaucaire Canal, together with the Etangs Canal, form today what is known as the Rhone à Sète Canal which connects the Thau Lake and Sète in Beaucaire.

On the South Canal

Built in the 17th century by Pierre-Paul Riquet with his famous round locks, this canal was classified “world wonder” by the UNESCO in 1996.
A true hydrolic museum, the South Canal combines a variety of sites and cultural richness which creates a unique experience. Along the 240km from Toulouse to the Thau Lake there is 61 locks, 55 aquaducts, 7 canal bridges and 126 bridges.

Photos

Videos

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Tourist attractions

Discover all our tourist information from Agde. Take advantage of 14 km of the beach of Agde then rent a boat without licence and leave discovering the region of the Canal du Midi and the Camargue.

To know the tourist information from Agde, you can open the interactive map in Google Maps by clicking the map below.

Route

Suggestions for cruises from Agde

Week-end
Agde – Sète – Agde : 52 km, 6 locks, 8 hours

Week-end one-way
Agde – Colombiers : 31 km, 12 locks, 8 hours

Mini week
Agde – Aigues Mortes – Agde : 154 km – 6 locks – 20 hours
Agde, Capestang, Agde : 86 km, 24 locks, 18 hours

Mini week one-way
Agde – Homps : 86 km, 17 locks, 15 hours
Agde – Marseillan – Colombiers : 51 km, 18 locks, 11 hours
Agde – Carnon – St Gilles – Carnon : 148 km, 3 locks 19 hours

One week
Agde, Homps, Agde : 172 km, 34 locks, 30 hours
Agde, Narbonne, Agde : 146 km, 44 locks, 30 hours
Agde, Saint Gilles, Agde : 208 km, 6 locks, 28 hours

One week one-way
Agde, Carcassonne : 126 km, 36 locks, 25 hours

Two weeks
Agde, Carcassone, Agde : 252 km, 76 locks, 50 hours
Agde, Beaucaire, Agde, Béziers, Agde : 290 km, 12 locks, 42 hours

Three weeks
Agde, Castelnaudary, Agde : 332 km, 124 locks, 70 hours

Boats departing from this base

Tarpon 42 TP
Tarpon 49 QP
Tarpon 37 DP
Tarpon 42
Tarpon 37
Tarpon 32
Triton 1050
Eau Claire 930 Fly
Espade 850 Fly
Triton 860 Fly
Penichette 1020 FB
Haines Rive 40
Penichette 935 W
Penichette 1107 W
Penichette 1260 R