What to see and do from La Carabasse
Whether you prefer natural or fully equipped beaches, the strips of beautiful sand at Cap d’Agde provide something that will suit all visitors. The Cap is literally teeming with them, 13 in total, but we especially prefer the supervised Rochelongue Plage, just 7 miles / 8km away, which is equipped with a first aid post and bordered by vegetation. Valras Plage is also a modern seaside resort lined by beautiful turn of the century villas, with plenty of watersports activities available, making this beach a fun and peaceful place to visit for all, while Vias beach is charming for its fine white sand and colourful town facades.
- Vias Plage (less than 1 mile) / 1km away
- Rochelongue Plage (7 miles / 8km away)
- Valras Plage (12 miles) / 19 km away
Activites and places not to miss
Situated between Narbonne and Perpignan, this zoo is home to more than 3800 animals. This semi natural reserve places a lot of importance on taking care of its flora and fauna, and is part of the Association of the Friends of the African Sigean Reserve, promoting scientific research, teaching and conservation. You’ll be able to walk or drive around to observe the many varieties of animals like giraffes, ostriches, antelopes and zebras.
Beziers has a triple identity – there‘s the sea, the town, and the wineyards, which is reflected in the array of colours you see all around the town - pinks, reds, blues and greens. Beziers is known for its rugby, but the big attraction every August is the Feria, with its huge outdoor parades, dances, and musical performances which will entertain your kids no end.
Canal du Midi
This UNESCO World Heritage listed canal stretches 150 miles / 240km and is a tranquil way to discover the spectacular French landscape. Along this dreamlike canal lined with pale green vegetation and plane trees, you can cruise on boats, walk, go horse-riding, or make like Tour de France cyclists and go biking! The terrain is more or less level, making this route accessible for families. It really does allow you to enter deep into the French countryside.
Carcassonne is literally a huge medieval walled city, coloured in pinks and reds, and peppered with 53 big and small towers all around. Within its walls sits a castle and basilica. Its immense structure is pretty impressive to look at from afar and close up, but it looks even better at night when all of the walls are lit up. If you’re arriving during the day, arrive early to avoid the crowds, take a guided tour or simply stroll around the town and immerse yourself in this town steeped in history.
Europark de Vias
During the summer months, the biggest fixed fairground in France offers every type of ride you could think of, with over 80 attractions, for whatever kind of mood you or your kids are in! There are often special reduction rates if you’re looking to maximize on the fun. In the evenings, this funfair also illuminates the sky with fireworks, and stands offer the usual salty snacks, like popcorn and burgers.
Further north of Les Sables du Midi are the Hérault Gorges, which is a wonderful sight to see and experience for couples or families. The deep, narrow gorges are bursting with wild vegetation and this stretch of river offers many excuses for all to take up activities such as kayaking, climbing, canyoning, and more.
What literally stands out in this city is the Saint Just Cathedral, which juts out of the Narbonne cityscape. Don’t miss the pretty market which will give you a taste of all the local flavours. At Narbonne beach 10 miles / 16km away, there are just miles and miles / kilometres and kilometres of fine sandy beach and a marina inside the National Park. Safe assured, you’ll be staying at a secure, clean beach for your kids, as it has been named a Blue Flag beach for its water quality.
Petit Tropez - Cap d’Agde
Billed by the locals as the smaller version of St Tropez, the bustling port of Cap d’Agde offers an impressive selection of shops, restaurants, and bars. On top of eating, drinking, and yacht-spotting, why not take a boat tour or go diving. To keep your kids happily occupied, there’s always ‘Toonsland’ and ‘Aqualand’, with its giant flumes, waterslides and wave machine.