Family Activities in the Pezenas Area


Family Activities

The area is also ideally suited for those families with the need to entertain the younger element with a wide range of differing activities. We would recomend using the local facilities with only the occasional seaside day trip to the coast. The 40 minute drive to the coastal resorts in the summer peak season is best done outside the peak periods, avoiding a return between 17.00 - 18.30, but the wide expanses of sand will ensure plenty of space for active families. The inland port of Meze provides very safe 'seaside' bathing for the very young in the Etang de Thau

A supervised Arial Ropeway and many other activities at the Parc de Bessille close to Montagnac (15minutes)

Lake bathing and watersports at Lac de Salagou (25 Minutes) and at Barrage des Olivettes (5 minutes from Roujan)

Mediteranean beaches

Dinosaur park close to Meze 25 minutes

Cactus park at Bessan (25 minutes)

Aqualand at Cap d'Agde

Aquarium at Cap d'Agde

Karting at Gignac, Marseillan Plage or Agde

River Canoeing on the Orb (20 minutes) or Herault (45 minutes)

Horse riding- a variety of local facilities to suit all levels of ability.

For a spectacular day out a visit to the new bridge at Millau can be combined with a day trip to the Larzac plateau to follow the circuit of the Knights Templar with a visit to La Couvertoirade. This can be combined with a visit to Roquefort to see the manufacture and the story of the famous blue cheeses

The Da Vinci Code
Use your stay in the area to bring to life the mystery of the priest and his fortune and visit the hilltop village of Rennes le Château. Visit the Cathar country and the historic villages associated with the Knights Templar.


A visit to the caves at Clamouse can be combined with a visit to the world heritage site of St Guihelm le Desert and river bathing in the Herault in the shadow of the famous Pont du Diable.

Boat hire, scuba lessons, parasailing at Cap d,Agde

2 Night Clubs in Pezenas and a wide variety of clubs and discos in the coastal strip. During the summer many local villages organise fetes with concerts featuring local groups or DJs.

Golf at Bezier St Thomas where 18 holes will provide a challenge for the serious golfer whilst for a more relaxed round at Lamalou les Bains (9 holes) provides a picturesque setting in the shadow of the Cevennes. Golf passes are available to allow discounted play at the major courses in the area around Montpellier.


For a complete index of sports and activity clubs in France from caving to flying look here. Select Herault for the most local activities.


Historic Pezenas with its many lively restaurants and bars as well as the numerous metiers’ studios and galleries, shops and boutiques in the streets of the ‘Old Quarter’. As a centre for the antiques trade, the Route de Bezier provides numerous opportunites to browse the brocante, with specialist antique outlets catering for lace, garden fixtures, architectural salvage and furniture. It is possible to find everything from pin cushions to pin-ball machines hidden in these outlets and it is possible to spend a whole week just looking for that bargain.


Montpellier (40min) and Bezier (30min) are within easy reach and offer the diverse range of facilities associated with large towns.

Canoeing on the Orb


Meze Beach

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