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The resort of Valras Plage is a classic French Mediterranean resort situated about 15 miles (20 KM) south west of Cap d'Agde. It enjoys some of the best weather in France with plenty of clear, dry days. During July and August, daily temperatures along the coast average around 29°C (84°F), dropping to 11°C (52°F) in January. See our climate chart for details for details of high and low temperatures, rainfall and average hours sunshine.
Information on the resort can be obtained from the Beziers tourist office, which also has a sub-office in Valras-Plage itself - see http://uk.beziers-mediterranee.com/beziers-uk/principal-uk/discover/the-coastal-littoral/valras-plage.
Our villa accommodation is situated approximately 500m from the beach which offers 4 kilometers of fine, clean sand with bathing areas patrolled during the season as well as beach activities such as sailing, volleyball, swings and zip-wire to entertain children. To ensure cleanliness, dogs are not allowed on the beach. In 2014 it was, once again, awarded Pavillon Bleu/Blue Flag status. The location of the various activities and main parts of the town are shown on our Interactive Location Map.
At the mouth of the river Orb you will find Valras Plage harbour, a safe haven for small leisure and commercial craft. Around the harbour and along the promenade in Valras are many fine bars and restaurants. These can offer a full range from morning coffee, lunch of gallettes or crepes, ice creams, moules frites or just about anything else you might fancy for lunch or an evening meal. Some also have live music during the evening. While in the harbour area why not sample one of the 70+ flavours of ice-cream from the parlour there.
Various seasonal excursions are available from the harbour either for fishing or sight seeing.
There is also an open air market on Monday and Friday mornings, at the Theatre de Mer near the harbour in the summer or in the town centre off-season, offering local food produce (vegetables, sausage, cheese etc.) as well as the local brightly coloured Mediteranean ceramics and other general homewares.
Situated at the other end of the beach about 8 minutes' walk from the villa is the casino which, as well as one arm bandits offers poker, roulette and black-jack. On Saturday evenings during the season, and less regularly out of season, it hosts regular cabaret spectaculars which are accompanied by dinner.
In town you will find the usual selection of shops, restaurants, banks (with ATMs), an internet café, a post-office and a well staffed tourist office which can give advice on local attractions and activities. The fish market is also located in town and operates in the late afternoons with the fresh catch.
As well as the local shops in the town Valras Plage, the area is serviced by a large Carrefour supermarket at Sérignan, just 2 mins drive out of the town towards Beziers see http://www.carrefour.fr/magasin/serignan for opening hours.