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Palavas-les-Flots tourism and travel guide

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Visit Palavas-les-Flots: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: At Palavas-les-Flots you will find a long beach and a resort that is popular in summer

Palavas-les-Flots 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 Palavas-les-Flots. For detailed visitor information see the Palavas-les-Flots travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Montpellier-Odysseum District at 9 km and Montpellier-Antigone District at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Palavas-les-Flots, 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 Palavas-les-Flots in Occitanie.

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



Cathedral at 4 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Maguelone guide
Montpellier-Odysseum District

Montpellier-Odysseum District

at 9 km (direction west-south-west)

The Odysseum district of Montpellier is the vibrant modern new centre in...

See Montpellier-Odysseum District guide
Montpellier-Antigone District

Montpellier-Antigone District

at 9 km (direction north-north-west)

In the Antigone district of Montpellier you can see several exeptional examples...

See Montpellier-Antigone District guide


at 10 km (direction north-north-west)

The most vibrant city on the Languedoc coast, Montpellier is a very...

See Montpellier guide
La Grande-Motte

La Grande-Motte

Seaside resort at 14 km (direction east-north-east)

The 1960's architecture gives La Grande-Motte its unique character, and the long...

See La Grande-Motte guide
Le Grau-du-Roi

Le Grau-du-Roi

Seaside resort at 17 km (direction east), in the Gard department

Le Grau-de-Roi is one of the most eastern, and one of the...

See Le Grau-du-Roi guide


at 21 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Balaruc-le-Vieux guide


at 22 km (direction east), in the Gard department

The remarkable town of Aigues-Mortes is a fortified town...

See Aigues-Mortes guide


at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Sete guide


at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Bouzigues guide
Les Matelles

Les Matelles

at 24 km (direction north-north-west)

The small medieval village of Les Matelles makes a...

See Les Matelles guide


at 26 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Loupian guide


at 28 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Meze guide
Etang de Thau

Etang de Thau

at 30 km (direction west-south-west)

The large lagoon of the Etang de Thau has several interesting small...

See Etang de Thau guide

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

Map of places to visit near Palavas-les-Flots


Markets in and near Palavas-les-Flots

Market days in Palavas-les-Flots: seasonal market: Sunday; weekly market: Wednesday & Monday & Friday;

  • Palavas-les-Flots: market Sunday - seasonal market only (0km)
  • Palavas-les-Flots: market Wednesday & Monday & Friday (0km)
  • Lattes: market Wednesday & Sunday (5km)
  • Mauguio: market Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day (12km)
  • Castelnau-le-Lez: market Thursday & Saturday & Friday (12km)
  • La Grande-Motte: market Thursday - seasonal market only (14km)
  • La Grande-Motte: market Sunday (14km)
  • Gigean: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Le Grau-du-Roi: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Le Grau-du-Roi: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (18km)

More information about Palavas-les-Flots, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Palavas-les-Flots, France

What to do at Palavas-les-Flots? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Palavas-les-Flots.


  • Mare Nostrum (8km)

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Flaugergues (9km)
  • Jardins de la Fontaine (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Étangs palavasiens (6km)
  • Pointe de l'Espiguette (16km)
  • Etang de Thau (28km)
  • Grotte de la Clamouse (36km)
  • Etang de Scamandre (37km)
  • Etangs du Bagnas (40km)
  • Céressou (43km)
  • Grotte des Demoiselles (45km)
  • Cirque de Vissec (56km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lunaret (13km)

Geography and distances

Palavas-les-Flots is in the south of France at 10 kilometres from Montpellier, the department capital (general information: Palavas-les-Flots is 605 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Palavas-les-Flots

Canton: Lattes

Arrondissement: Montpellier

Department: Herault

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 34250

Distance to Palavas-les-Flots

from Montpellier (prefecture): 10 km

from Paris: 605 km

from Calais: 840 km

from Nice: 270 km

from Bordeaux: 387 km

from Strasbourg: 635 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Palavas-les-Flots from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Lattes, Perols and Villeneuve-les-Maguelone.

This page in French: Visiter Palavas-les-Flots

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