Cap D'Agde In The Languedoc
Cap D'Agde is a large modern marina development situated about 4 km from the historic town of Agde, and about 70 km from Montpellier, at the foot of the extinct volcano of Mont St Loup. If you want to rent an apartment at Cap D'Agde, then there's only one place to go: Agence Brun Immobilier. They're in the heart of the development, have been around for ages and have a fantastic selection of rentals covering the whole development.
Alternatively, you might decide that you want to buy a Cap D'Agde property. With studio apartments available from as little as 50,000€ it could be more realistic that you think. Most of the property in Cap D'Agde is in purpose built, modern apartment blocks. A lot of these have parking, some have swimming pools and even sea views.
The hub of Cap D'Agde is a series of 'Ports' that make up it's marina. A haven for yachts of all shapes and sizes, from small sailing boats to huge 'Floating Gin Palaces'.
The marina at Cap D'Agde is lined with cafes, bars and restaurants, all with tables and chairs out on the pavement facing the water. These are an ideal place to while away a few hours sipping a cool drink and watching the world go by or taking some refreshment after some serious clothes shopping in the nearby boutiques.
Walk away from the port and you will discover that Cap D'Agde is much more than just a few bars and restaurants. This place is like an enormous seaside playground, with beaches, sports centres, nightclubs, children's areas, golf and much more. Even a water park with all manner of slides and rides for the kids (even if you're a 35 year old kid!!!). And if you're interested in an all over tan, Cap D'Agde has Europe's largest naturist complex.
Cap D'Agde has about 14 km of sandy beaches to choose from, whether you'relooking for a large expanse of golden sand dotted with smart beachfront cafes, or a small cove of rocky outcrops ideal for snorkelling. Alternatively, you could do a 'PADI' diving course. The areas rich history means you might end up finding a roman artefact hidden undisturbed for centuries on the bottom of the sea bed.
Just off shore is a small volcanic island on which stands the 16th century Fort Brescou. A former prison (a kind of baby Alcatraz) and now a popular place to picnic and snorkel. You can reach it by ferry from the main port.
Theselarge sandy beaches and the Languedoc's warm winds make Cap D'Agde an ideal venue for kite flying, kite surfing windsurfing and sailing. National and international competitions are often hosted here.
Other Cap D'Agde Information
Accessed by way of a small road bridge, or by one of many 'Water Taxis' that tour the ports, the 'Isle de loisirs' is an island of bars, nightclubs, a theme park (Luna Park) with rides and amusements, and the Cap D'Agde casino. There's also 'Mini Golf', and even the Cap D'Agde sailing club.
If you have got kids then Aqualand in Cap D'Agde is worth a visit.
Sports play a large part of Cap D'Agde's culture, with many different activities available to try, including;
The Cap D'Agde international tennis club is currently the largest training centre in Europe, with 41 tennis courts, 8 of which are indoor. There is coaching available and even a 'Mini tennis' area for children.
And for those of you out there who are keen golfers, there is Cap D'Agde's international golf course. Designed by the American Ronald Fream, the course has an 18 hole, par 72 course, a 9 hole training round, a driving range and putting zone.
So all in all, Cap D'Agde has got a lot to offer for a truly exciting summer holiday. Weather you're going to visit for the day or spend a week and make it the centre of you're holiday.