Cap d'Agde, France

Self Catering Cap d'Agde Holiday Homes, Villas and Apartments to rent

Cap d'Agde is the seaside resort of the town of Agde, France, on the Mediterranean Sea in the department of Hérault, within the region of Languedoc-Roussillon.

When you stay in a Cap d'Agde Holiday Home know that you’re arriving into an area steeped in recent innovative tourism history! Its long sandy beach was owned for many years by the Oltra family who farmed the olive groves behind the sand dunes adjoining the beach. After the Second World War the family noticed that people were coming in increasing numbers to camp on their land, and that many of these people liked to bathe and to sunbathe nude.

Today when you rent a Self-Catering Holiday Apartment at Cap d’Agde the Village Naturiste is a large fenced-off part at the north-eastern edge of Cap d'Agde, although it is accessible along the public beach from the east. The naturist beach (where nudity is mandatory) has a length of about 2 km and is about 30 metres wide. Sand and water are of good quality and between 16 to 22 °C (61 to 73 °F). Two security posts feature police and medical facilities. Lifeguards are on duty at several stations, during most of the day. Six restaurants border the southern end of the nude beach. Only one restaurant is available towards the northern end. Even though Cap d'Agde is in France, most of the service staff speaks English.

When you stay in a Cap d’Agde Holiday Villa there is lots to see and do, including a trip to the Musée de l'Ephèbe houses the bronze nude statue known as "l'Ephèbe d'Agde" ("the Youth of Agde"). The statue was discovered in the River Hérault and was housed in the Louvre Museum prior.

When you stay in Self-Catering accommodation in Cap d’Agde why not visit its marina too? It has approximately 60 places for boats up to 17 metres (56 ft) and a little boat yard.

Agde can be reached by TGV SNCF train direct from Paris or Lille whilst the closest airports are Béziers-Cap d'Agde en Languedoc, with direct budget airline services to the UK with Ryanair. Public transport (taxi or bus) is available between Agde and Cap d'Agde. From the Autoroute A9 "Languedocienne" Motorway, take the "Agde" Exit 34 South onto the RN312. After about 9 miles it splits into the RN112 going left (east) to Sete and right (west) to Beziers. Follow the signs for Agde and Le Cap d'Agde. By car, Cap d'Agde is easily reached in 12-13 hours from the French Channel ports, via the French motorways.

Cap d’Agde experiences a warm Mediterranean climate similar to much of southern France.