From Cap d'Agde to the Camargue, only a thin strip of white sand séparâtes the Mediterranean Sea from the canals and lagoons that you cruise trhough.
From Lattes, just outside Montpellier, enjoy the bathing at Palavas les Flots. At the edge of the sand and the sea stands the Cathedral of Maguelone, while in the seaport of Sète canals crisscross the picturesque old town.
On the Bassin de Thau you follow the channel through the middle of Oyster beds to arrive at Agde, originally founded by the ancient Greeks.
From Lattes you can head instead along the Canal du Rhône à Sète: proudly rising above the lagoons and salt flats of the Midi is the fortified town of Aigues Mortes, founded in 1240 by St Louis. In the "Petite Camarge" you can visit the typical fishing village of Le Grau du Roi, Saintes Marie de la Mer, the splendid abbey Church of St Gilles and Beaucaire with its great keep looking down on a maze of medieval alleys.