Colorful boats, beautiful beaches, cable cars and modern architecture are just some of the things you’ll find in the incredible commune of Palavas-Les-Flots in the Languedoc-Roussillon region.
Once a fishing village that made its commerce from nearby Montpellier, Palavas-Les-Flots is now a popular beach resort in the South of France. People looking to escape the city life without compromising its comforts often choose this commune because it offers the best of both worlds. It has beautiful canals, quaint fishing boats, lakes and even sand dunes, so that anyone looking for gorgeous sites can be satisfied. It also offers great dining, amazing sea-food, a couple of museums and all the perks of city-life.
The most popular way to pass time is, of course, the beach. Palavas-Les-Flots has amazing beaches that make it a perfect place to sunbathe, exercise and relax. Water sports like kayaking, sailing, scuba diving and snorkeling are also extremely popular pastimes for locals and tourists alike.
Palavas-Les-Flots, although small, has two interesting museums that will satisfy all culture lovers. One of the museums is the Musée humoristique Albert Dubout. As its name suggests, the museum celebrates and honors the life and work of the French humorist, illustrator and artist Albert Dubout. The museum is a fun place to learn while having a good laugh. The other museum, the Musée du Train, gives information about the history of the town’s local train.
By far the most popular place to eat in this charming beach resort is the Phare Bar. Constructed in what was once a water tower, the revolving restaurant stands out in the city landscape. Diners go there not only for the delectable food but also for its breath-taking view of the entire town.
We’ll be visiting Palavas-Les-Flots on Ralph Grizzle’s June 17, 2015 barge cruise in the south of France.