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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

Etang de Thau is situated in the Herault department and Occitanie region.

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.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Loupian at 6 km and Bouzigues at 7 km.

Etang de Thau, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 3 km (direction north-north-east)

The harbour is the centre of activity in the fishing village of...

See Meze guide


at 6 km (direction north-north-east)

Take a stroll around the town of Loupian, then visit the 1st...

See Loupian guide


at 7 km (direction north-east)

No visit to Bouzigues, on the Etang de Thau, would be complete...

See Bouzigues guide


at 8 km (direction west-south-west)

Marseillan is one of the liveliest harbour towns on the Etng de...

See Marseillan guide
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at 8 km (direction east)

Sete is a very active harbour town on the Etang de Thu...

See Sete guide


at 10 km (direction north-east)

Balaruc-le-Vieux is a small village on the Etang-de-Thau and near Balaruc-le-Bains, a...

See Balaruc-le-Vieux guide


at 14 km (direction south-west)

Agde is a very pleasant, unspoiled town a few kilometres from the...

See Agde guide


at 16 km (direction west-north-west)

The wide range of architecture and its unspoiled character make Pezenas one...

See Pezenas guide
Cap d'Agde

Cap d'Agde

Seaside resort at 19 km (direction south-west)

The resort at Cap d'Agde is one of the liveliest on the...

See Cap d'Agde guide


Cathedral at 26 km (direction east-north-east)

The Cathedral at Maguelone stands on a small volcanic island on the...

See Maguelone guide


at 28 km (direction north-west)

Villeneuvette is a pretty small village, interesting because it was originally built...

See Villeneuvette guide


at 29 km (direction north-west)

Clermont-l'Herault is a pleasant place to take a break if you are...

See Clermont-l'Herault guide


Seaside resort at 30 km (direction east-north-east)

At Palavas-les-Flots you will find a long beach and a resort that...

See Palavas-les-Flots guide


at 31 km (direction west)

Beziers is a lively, thriving town with a good number of interesting...

See Beziers guide

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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

Etang de Thau is in the south of France at 32 kilometres from Montpellier, the department capital (general information: Etang de Thau is 614 kilometres from Paris).

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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