Montpellier Guide : Beaches - Coastal Region

 • Montpellier Beaches - Herault - Mediterranean sea - South of France

Beaches - Sea resorts - Palavas les Flots

The Beach
Palavas les flots is no less than a seven kilometer long sand beaches with sports equipment like grounds of beach volleyball, arranged beaches, showers, clubs for children and many other surprises. The amateurs of wind surfing and kite-surfing will not be disappointed either. Palavas is the ideal place if you want to spend the holidays at the seaside while benefitting from comforts of the modern life and equipment.

The town
This old village of fishermen located at the end of the river Lez owes its name at the end “palus-avis”: “the birds' marsh”. During the second half of the 19th century until not so long ago, a small train linked Montpellier to Palavas but it is now replaced by the current bus. Today, this village is especially known for the quality of the services which it offers to the estivants, shops, banks, restaurants, cafés, casino, water sports, hiring of boat and of course of varied catering places (hotels, camp-sites).


The wind surfing beach
If you want to eat and relax in unusual surrondings do not hesitate, discover the beach of Wind surfing.

Beach of Maguelone

Phone : 04 67 68 01 57


From Montpellier
- By road :
Go on the avenue of Palavas (indicated) then take the road of Palavas (D986).
- By bus :
Take the tram (to dir. Odysseum), stop at Marianne Port, take the bus of Palavas (15mn).

Practical information

Tourist information office

Place de la Méditerranée
34250 Palavas-les-flots
Phone : 04 67 07 73 34

Hiring of motor boats with or without licence…

Bassin Plaisance
34250 Palavas Les Flots
04 67 17 09 94

Beach Volley Ball Club
Support the initiation and the practice of the beach volley for all, amateurs and experienced players…

Institute Saint Pierre
34250 Palavas-Les-Flots
Phonel : 04 67 07 75 30

Nautical Cercle of Palavas
The Cercle is opened to all sea lovers. It teaches sailing at every level. First time trips, lessons, practices for regattas…

Boulevard Maréchal Foch
34250 Palavas-Les-Flots
Phone : 04 67 68 97 38

Sea Resorts
- La Grande Motte
- Carnon Plage
- Sète
- Palavas Les Flots
- Valras Plage
- Cap d'Agde
- Marseillan Plage
- Balaruc les Bains
- Frontignan

Wild Beaches
- Le Petit Travers
- Les Aresquiers
- L'Espiguette

- Churches
- Museums