From the Spanish border to the Camargue, the health resorts of Languedoc Roussillon are among the busiest in Europe. Dynamic and animated, they maintain the positive image of a coastline full of activities and long sandy beaches always sunny. Each year, several million French and European take the road of holidays towards the health resorts of Languedoc Roussillon. Around them are many campsites, some of which have become luxury open-air hotels, equipped with comfortable mobile homes and where the leisure activities are as numerous as they are varied.
Here, it is the ten most beautiful health resorts in Europe which are presented to you…
10) The King’s Grau
The health resort of Grau du Roi – Port Camargue is the only coastal town on the Gard coastline. An unprecedented situation that makes it one of the most popular tourist destinations of the Languedoc coast. With its 17 kilometers of beaches and dunes that separate La Grande Motte des Saintes-Maries from the sea, Le Grau du Roi enjoys an idyllic environment, especially since the health resort is located close to the medieval city. In total, the tourists who come to spend their vacations in this health resort for the least dynamic and active can take advantage of five large beaches of which one is arranged for the people with reduced mobility. In addition to these five beaches, many activities and tourist events take place near the marina of Grau du Roi, which with its 5,000 rings, is the largest in Europe! Around the Grau du Roi, you will be able to discover splendidluxury campsites.
9) The Cap d’Agde
It is without a doubt the most famous health resort on the Amethyst Coast and one of the most popular in the south of France. Constantly animated as soon as the fine weather arrives, Cap d’Agde welcomes several thousand holidaymakers each year, a minority of which practice naturism. The health resort of Cap d’Agde was born in the 60s, a time marked by the desire of the State to develop the coast of Languedoc Roussillon to develop health tourism. Today, while the Cap d’Agde is home to a wide range of activities and tourist facilities, including several exceptional campsites in its surroundings, the resort has the “Heritage of the twentieth century” label which distinguishes the architectural quality of some of its buildings and the ingenuity of its planned urbanism.
8) Valras Beach
It is said of the health resort of Valras Plage that it is the Deauville or the Biarritz of the Amethyst Coast. Located around the mouth of the Orb, this former fishing village has indeed converted into tourism and health activities without losing its charm of old, its friendliness and family. Its seafront, with its villas dating from the beginning of the previous century, its casino and its halls of yesteryear, is undoubtedly the best example. But if Valras Plage is not as “concreted” as some of its neighbors, it is nonetheless a modern and dynamic resort where you just have a great holiday!
7) La Grande Motte
Bordering Grau du Roi and, in fact, the last Hérault commune before the Gard, La Grande Motte is, with Palavas les Flots, the great health resort of Montpellier. Like the Cap d’Agde and many health villages of the Amethyst Coast, La Grande Motte developed in the late 1960s according to the will and direction of the state. Its skyline, made up of a multitude of pyramid-shaped buildings designed by the architect Jean Balladur, is today so characteristic that the city has been labeled “Heritage of the twentieth century” …
6) The Canet in Roussillon
The second largest health resort in Languedoc Roussillon behind Argelès sur Mer, Le Canet en Roussillon is the closest coastal town to Perpignan, in the Pyrénées Orientales. Dynamic and prosperous, the city greets holidaymakers coming from all over Europe to enjoy the many attractions and events that punctuate the summer season. Beaches, sun, nautical activities but also bars, casino or nightclubs make indeed the Canet in Roussillon a destination prized by a youth in search of an ideal spot to rest, to decompress and to have fun. And this is pretty good, since this is the program of many high-end campsites located in Canet en Roussillon or in its region.
5) Port Barcarès
It is in the extreme north of the Pyrenees Orientales that one finds the health resort of Port Barcarès, arranged on edge of beach, between the Mediterranean and the pond of Salses. Family and calmer than its neighbors of the coast of Améthyste, Port Barcarès does not remain less attractive, with its superb beach of fine sand, its public and playful equipments, as well as its shops and restaurants. These are the opportunity to discover and appreciate the local gastronomy, with its bullinadas of eels, grilled sardines and Catalan cargolades! Several luxury campsites are also located in or around Port Barcarès, they are to discover here.
Located in the department of Herault, near Beziers and Cap d’Agde, the health resort of Vias is crossed by the Canal du Midi. Second station of France for its open-air hotel park, whose most beautiful were grouped on this page , Vias is famous for the 7 kilometers of its long sandy beach, its historical heritage, its vineyards and its natural spaces. These elements blend harmoniously with modern and varied equipment, thus helping to make Vias one of the most beautiful health resorts of Languedoc Roussillon.
3) Saint Cyprien
The third most beautiful health resort in Languedoc Roussillon, Saint Cyprien is also home to the third largest marina in France! At the foot of the Pyrenees, a few kilometers from Spain and Andorra, this town known for its 300 days of sunshine a year and its 6 kilometers of sandy beaches offers an idyllic setting for holidays. And this, especially since a warm atmosphere is guaranteed as the health as well as the hinterland are full of fun activities, sports and tourism! Activities for both adults and children since the health resort of Saint Cyprien, which also has some high-end campsites , is labeled “Family Plus” …
2) Argeles sur Mer
Argelès sur Mer is indeed the health resort with the largest number of open-air hotels on its territory, making it the camping capitalin Europe. Among its assets, a wide sandy beach of 7 kilometers dominated by the massive Albères and a multitude of coves as charming as each other, especially when taking the road to Collioure. Finally, with 1,953 hours of sunshine in 2014, against a national average of 1,664 hours, the health resort of Argeles sur Mer counts as one of the sunniest in Europe…
Charming small fortified port placed at the foot of the Pyrenees, Collioure can boast of being the most beautiful of all the heakth resorts in Europe. Located just a stone’s throw from the Spanish border, this village in the Pyrénées Orientales is considered the jewel of the Vermeille coast. If, for a long time, Collioure attracted the artists of all kinds, it is today the tourists who crowd in its medieval lanes to admire an inheritance quite exceptional, of which the castle of the Kings of Mallorca is the most beautiful evidence. The health resort also has several sandy or pebble beaches and a multitude of coves with clear waters for a quality swimming…