Full of narrow old streets and bright colors, Agde is one of France’s oldest cities having been founded by the Romans over 2500 years ago. It is a port town on the Herault River that links to the famous Canal du Midi and the nearby Mediterranean. Beside is the more infamous resort city of Cap d’Agde, a nudist village that I did not have the bravery to visit! (2011)
The old town port of Agde
An example of the weathered stone buildings and colorful accents of the old town of Agde
The fountain of the Belle Agathoise is both the symbol and centerpiece of the old town.
The Herault river has many colorful boats along its banks and remains a busy place with crew rowers and fishermen enjoying its waters.
Colorful Mediterranean buildings along the port of the city.
There is plenty of bright sun and sand to be had in Agde such as at la plage de la Mole.
A stretch of beach carved inside the lavastone cliffs of the Grande Canque.
Here is one of the beaches at the tip of la Plagette