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Public watersports Centre

Pierre Ligneuil public watersports centre is open all year long and is happy to welcome you to the left bank events area.


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Palavas-Les-Flots invites you to a party all year round. The calendar is packed with major events, from one season to the next: tantalising opportunities to treat yourself to a weekend or longer, and to escape to the south of France.

When night falls, Palavas lights up. Evenings are a time to enjoy going out. It’s up to you to choose what you want to do! Firework displays on the port jetty, concerts or open air cinema, Luna Park, taking a break on a terrace…

The casino : The Palavas-les-Flots casino has practically become an institution since it opened in 1882…slot machines, a Boule table, traditional games. Upstairs, the Brasserie overlooks the harbour and offers an exceptional panoramic view of the yachts and sail boats.

The El Cordobés arena : Palavas has been perpetuating the secular corrida tradition since 1897 thanks to it being classed in the “traditional arenas” category. The Camargue culture bull show is very different and just as attractive. Traditional Camargue bull games highlight the combativity of the “Camargue” breed bull, which is predisposed to running but never killed in the arena.

The South, authenticity and tradition : A southern town located on a strip of land between the Mediterranean sea and wild ponds, Palavas-les- Flots takes its identity from over three centuries of history. In the 18th century, some fishermen came to live at the foot of the Redoute de Ballestras, there they found shelter and a small company of armed guards watched over the approaches. Thus Palavas was born. On the docks, everyone picks up on the special atmosphere; that of a traditional village where fishermen, strollers, jousters or musicians take, one after another, centre stage.

Maritime traditions : Here, the warriors of the sea perpetuate the tradition of medieval jousting. A red barge and a blue barge, champions dressed in white and the sound of the oboe, welcome to Languedoc jousting! We are also much attached to perpetuating the old-style art of sailing. Thus, the “Saint Peter” Catalan barge, which is the Ambassador of the town and participates in every event with old sailing boats.

Museums : Over several decades, the humoristic illustrator Albert Dubout sketched scenes from daily life of people from the south and their culture. At the Jean-Aristide Rudel Heritage Museum you can… Take a look at the diverse world of fishing, leisure time and holidays!

Le Phare de la Méditerranée : (The Mediterranean Lighthouse) This former water tower, completely rehabilitated and transformed into an amazing tourist infrastructure, has been welcoming the public since 2000. Thirty four metres above ground, the fully glazed panoramic lookout point and bar can be accessed by two external lifts as can the restaurant on the top floor. And on the ground floor, the Tourist Office welcomes you.

Water eco : You are entering a NATURA 2000 and “Wet Area of International Importance” classed site, recognised for its rarity, its fragility and the beauty of its wild species, both animal and plant ones.

Between sea and lagoons : Do you like to be free and independent? There are several walks for you; in particular to the old St Peter of Maguelone cathedral, a jewel of Roman art in Languedoc and an exceptional site. And to explore the Languedoc area, come and see use at the Tourist Office. We can give you many ideas for discovering our region……

“Palavas Little Train” : Have a relaxing and amusing trip aboard the little train. In the summer, the train acts as a shuttle from the campsites on avenue Saint- Maurice to the heart of the town. No more parking problems!

For sustainable and Environmentallyreasonable Tourism : The Tourist Office is committed to a sustainable and environmentallyreasonable approach because all that’s often needed are simple, responsible, efficient and economical steps to protect our environment.

Long Sandy Beaches : These broad, softly sloping beaches, with fine sand made golden by the sun, offer comfort and safety. For several years, the Palavas beaches have been awarded the Pavillon Bleu, and ecolabel that has major tourist connotations and that is a symbol of exemplary environmental quality.

Water sports :  The sea is not just for whiling away the time; it is also a huge playing field, whether it be in or on the water. Our Languedoc coast enjoys ideal climatic conditions for practicing different types of sailing and surfing. So, do you also feel like enjoying a bit of sport on the sea or on the beach? …

Your children :  Palavas-les-Flots is an excellent resort for families and has been awarded the “Family Plus” label, the only national label that bears witness to the quality of welcome and services adapted to families.

The sea port :  Very well equipped for pleasure cruising… it has 1100 spaces adapted to various sizes of boats and welcomes you throughout the year for just a night or a longer stay.

Paul Riquet river harbour :  Alongside the river harbour, the only fully equipped stop on the Rhône to Sète canal, can hold up to 15 tourist barges. Five minutes’ walk from the town centre, shops and facilities, 10 minutes’ walk from the beaches, this site is set in a wonderful spot on the banks of the Lez opposite the lagoon.

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