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Etang de Thau tourism and travel guide

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Visit Etang de Thau: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The large lagoon of the Etang de Thau has several interesting small fishing villages around its edges

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Etang de Thau. For detailed visitor information see the Etang de Thau travel guide.

Etang de Thau is situated in the Herault department and Languedoc-Roussillon region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south of France at 32 kilometres from Montpellier, the department capital (general information: Etang de Thau is 614 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Loupian at 6 km and Bouzigues at 7 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Etang de Thau, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Etang de Thau in Occitanie.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Herault

Map of places to visit near Etang de Thau


Markets in and near Etang de Thau

  • Marseillan: market Monday & Wednesday & Friday & Saturday - seasonal market only (8km)
  • Marseillan: market Tuesday (8km)
  • Sete: market Wednesday & Monday & Friday (8km)
  • Balaruc-les-Bains: market Tuesday & Friday (9km)
  • Agde: market Tuesday & Wednesday - seasonal market only (14km)
  • Agde: market Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (14km)
  • Gigean: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Bessan: market Tuesday & Sunday (15km)
  • Pezenas: market Saturday all day (15km)
  • Paulhan: market Thursday (19km)

More information about Etang de Thau, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Etang de Thau, France

What to do at Etang de Thau? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Etang de Thau.


  • Mare Nostrum (34km)

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Enserune (40km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Narbonnaise en Méditerranée (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des carrières de Saint-Adrien (24km)
  • Parc et jardin du château de Margon (26km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Flaugergues (35km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lunaret (35km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Etang de Thau

Canton: na

Arrondissement: na

Department: Herault

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: na

Distance to Etang de Thau

from Montpellier (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 614 km

from Calais: 850 km

from Nice: 298 km

from Bordeaux: 370 km

from Strasbourg: 659 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Etang de Thau from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bouzigues, Loupian, Marseillan and Meze.

This page in French: Visiter Etang de Thau

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