Former fishing village, Valras-Plage is located in Occitania, in the department of Hérault. Seaside resort of the Gulf of Lion on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, it takes place about ten kilometers from Béziers and thirty kilometers from Narbonne. Favorite beach of the Biterrois, the commune knows important tourist waves in the summer period.
Over time, the commune of Valras-Plage has retained its traditional aspect of village, while modernizing its infrastructures. It is with the creation of a railway line in the nineteenth century that will quickly make the success of the seaside resort. It became independent commune in the early 1930s, after being attached to Sérignan, has since ceased to develop, notably through its marina.
Located at the mouth of the Orb, Valras-Plage does not possess an important architectural heritage, but does not lack charm, especially through its preserved nature. There are many nautical and recreational activities, as well as hiking and other outdoor sports.
Built in the early 1910s, the Notre-Dame-du-Perpétuel church blends the traditional architecture of the Hérault with modern concrete concrete constructions.
But it is mainly the beaches and the banks of the river that attract visitors to Valras-Plage. On the right bank you will find beautiful stretches of white sand, as well as many activities, such as sports facilities and summer entertainment. Restaurants and other beach shops are numerous, and you can introduce yourself to water skiing or kitesurfing. This part of the beach enjoys bathing supervisors in the summer period between June and September. Wilder, the left bank is revealed behind the highest dunes of the French Mediterranean. You will discover the site of Orpellières, a preserved area where one can admire a beautiful fauna and an interesting local flora. The four kilometers of beach are in any case Valras-Plage a must seaside resort of the region.
A marina takes place in Valras-Plage, allowing to admire the boats, and to enjoy the restaurants and other coffees present on the spot. The town also has a casino with entertainment, shows and other slot machines.
In the Marty market, you can discover the weekly market which runs from Tuesday to Sunday morning in winter, and every morning in summer. An open-air market also takes place on Monday and Friday mornings.
Between June and September, activities are lacking on the beach. Sports tournaments are organized throughout this period.
The festival of Saint-Pierre takes place at the end of June, with dances and various animations.
The Grand Prix de l'Hérault, a sea rowing race, is organized in June.
In early July, the Valras on Danse festival offers dance workshops, demonstrations, performances and courses.
Festivalras, a humorous festival, offers shows in mid-July.
In mid-August, the Musiques d'ici and elsewhere festival will showcase regions of the world through concerts.
Every year on 15 August, fireworks are fired on the sea.
Lovers of big displacements, discover the gathering of the Brescoudos at the beginning of September.