Gatwick to Montpellier flights
There are regular scheduled flights from Gatwick to Montpellier throughout the year. The flying time is around 2 hours and remember that France is one hour ahead of the UK so all times quoted are local
Easyjet is the only airline in the UK to operate direct flights from Gatwick to Montpellier Airport.
Some of the best beaches in Montpeller include Palavas which is in beautiful countryside on a strip of land surrounded by water with pink salt marshes, canals, and walled towns. It is a small and busy little port full of excellent bars and restaurants which is a great favourite with the French.
La Grand Tavers is a long and flat strip of beach situated between the big urban beaches at La Grande Motte and Carnon. Le Petit Travers is the end closest to Carnon and is the closest beach to Montpellier. It is popular for joggers during the winter months and does have several restaurants on the beach and night clubs which are open between May and September.
Further down the coast away from the more built-up beaches of Palavas and Carnon is Maguelone. It is a narrow and quite long strip of sand with a bar and restaurant popular with nude bathers and gay men. Parking is free a bit away from the beach or there is paid parking close by. A beach bar/restaurant offers sun loungers and umbrellas for a price.
Fontignan is Languedoc’s narrowest beach as it is only ten metres wide in some stretches. It is quite pebbly but away from it all and quite wild and remote. It is popular with anglers who line up their rods along the shore.
Just below Sète is La Corniche North which is a large, wide beach with excellent views of the promontory. There is a large, free car park and at least three restaurants on the beach which are open during the summer months.
As the wide beach at La Corniche North narrows running along the road between Sète and Cap D'Agde it becomes La Corniche South. This has fine sand a slightly wilder atmosphere than its northern counterpart with no buildings or civilisation in sight.
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