Once a small fishing village, today Valras-Plage lures in holiday-makers in search of sun, sand and Mediterranean charm. When you’re not relaxing on the golden beach, spend your time browsing boutiques in the town centre and day-tripping to the nearby city of Beziers. Ocean-fresh seafood and excellent wine make Valras-Plage a rewarding destination for foodies.
Things to do in Valras-Plage
Valras-Plage is fringed by a four-kilometre stretch of golden sand. You’ll love basking on the beach and cooling off in the calm, crystalline water of the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy a stroll along the breezy promenade and walk down to the marina to admire luxury yachts.
Fresh seafood is easy to come by in Valras-Plage, with most restaurants serving mussels, octopus and “bouillabaisse” fish soup. You can also sample specialty dishes from the Occitanie region, including “cassoulet” slow-cooked meat casserole, sharp “roquefort” sheep milk cheese and “farcis” stuffed red peppers. Wash down your meal with a glass of wine from a local Occitan vineyard.
During the summer, Valras-Plage hosts a harbourside fairground with family-friendly rides and attractions. Take a spin on the Ferris wheel and treat yourself to a scoop of ice cream or a wafer-thin French crepe.
It’s worth spending a day exploring the nearby city of Beziers. Perched on a hilltop, the historic centre boasts beautiful buildings, sun-drenched plazas and a magnificent Romanesque cathedral. The postcard-perfect Pont-Canal bridge spans across the Orb River and offers stunning views over the city.
Getting around Valras-Plage
Valras-Plage is compact and easy to get around on foot. The resort is a 20-minute drive from Béziers and one hour from Montpellier. Local buses run between Béziers and Valras-Plage in around 30 minutes while Marseille Airport is a 2.5-hour drive east.