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Valras Plage - a fishing village turned popular resort

The seaside town of Valras Plage is a very popular resort town that began life as a tiny fishing village. The resort has excellent and extensive facilities for tourism, yet there are still remnants of its humble origins and history. Valras Plage is ideally suited to tourism, having more than four kilometres of lovely golden sand beaches, safe, warm seas and a lively atmosphere in the summer season. It is close to major cities such as Béziers and Montpellier, and thus easily accessed from the UK.

Sights and attractions

The older parts of Valras Plage retain charm and history, and there is still a traditional style fish market held in the town on many afternoons offering the catch of the day. The town has a mixture of old and new architecture, and the seafront and harbour preserves a truly Mediterranean ambience. It is the beaches, however, that draw the holidaymakers, to Valras Plage, and these really are superb. Clean golden sands stretch for over four kilometres, with many sports and leisure activities on offer. Valras Plage is an ideal family resort, having extensive facilities yet retaining a traditional, relaxing atmosphere. The beaches are patrolled by lifeguards in high season.

Plenty of shops, a casino and an amazing ice cream parlour

Valras Plage town is lively in the summer, and offers everything you need for a perfect seaside holiday. There are plenty of shops, ranging from supermarkets just outside the town to small arts and crafts shops as well as traditional street markets, and a host of cafés, bars and restaurants. Valras Plage even has a casino for those "I feel lucky!" days. The resort is especially popular with visitors who have a passion for ice cream (and in the summer sunshine enjoyed in this region, who doesn't?) as beside the harbour there is an ice cream parlour which sells more than 70 different flavours of ice cream!

Out and about

Anyone wanting to explore the south and south-west of France, or the north-east of Spain could hardly choose a better base than Valras Plage. Its location, close to the A9 auto route, makes getting out and about a piece of cake, and there are many fascinating places to see within easy reach of the resort. One of the nearest of these is the city of Béziers, with its tragic Cathar history and numerous historical monuments. Just a little further afield is beautiful Carcassonne, with its fairytale cité and castle, and even the stunning Catalan city of Barcelona is near enough for a day trip.

Vineyards and mighty canyons

The countryside of the Hérault is worth enjoying in its own right, and you will quickly discover that this is a wine region extraordinaire. Hectares upon hectares of land are laid down to vineyards, and many of the wine estates offer tours and tastings as well as direct sales. The region is also noted for its adventure sports, with the inland areas having rushing rivers, mighty canyons and dizzying rocky hills and mountains, perfect for exciting sports such as rock climbing, white water rafting, canyoning and kayaking.

How to get there

The airport of Béziers is very close to Valras Plage, and offers direct flights from the UK with budget airline Ryanair. Other airports you could choose include Montpellier, Carcassonne, Perpignan and Nîmes. Béziers also has a TGV stop, and the fast train runs here from Paris. For those of you driving, you will find Valras Plage on the D19, which can be accessed from the D64. Those using the A9 motorway will find Valras Plage signposted from the Béziers East turn-off.

Property prices and availability in and around Valras Plage

Property at the seaside, especially on the Mediterranean, is usually expensive, and certainly Valras Plage is not the cheapest property spot in France. It does, however, compare very well with nearby Provence and the northern coast of Spain, so if you want a little holiday heaven on the Med then this could be a good place to look. There are various types of property available, with old village houses, villas, modern apartments and studios all quite easy to find. The countryside inland of Valras Plage offers opportunities to buy some superb character properties, with wine growers' homes and beautiful "Mas" regularly on the market. The area is a good place to purchase property to rent out, as it is perennially popular with tourists.

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Valras Plage AT A GLANCE

WHERE IS Valras Plage?

Valras Plage is located in the south of France, in the south-west of the Hérault department.

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Population: 4,298

Access: By air: Fly to Béziers, Montpellier, Carcassonne or Nîmes. By rail: Travel by TGV to Béziers from Paris. By road: Valras Plage lies on the D19, which can be accessed from the D64.

Economy: Tourism is the driving force of the modern economy of Valras Plage. The traditional industry was fishing.

Interesting fact: Despite all its modern facilities for tourism, Valras Plage began life in the 19th century as a fishing village, with the first houses being constructed by the fishermen themselves to provide accommodation for the summer fishing season.


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