Le littoral héraultais

Green Space

A coastline surprising housing a rich ecosystem!

The maritime front of the Hérault extends over a hundred kilometers of beaches of fine sand that have the particularity to combine the natural and modernity. In effect, contrary to the received ideas on the coastline héraultais, he must know that it is the most protected of the Languedoc-Roussillon. The whole of its natural territories are practically already acquired by the Conservatoire du Littoral and lacustrine spaces.

However, to the sides of these natural spaces are created thirteen stations modern tourism such as La Grande Motte or the Cap d’Agde Which offer tourists all the pleasures of a seaside holiday (hotels, campgrounds, restaurants, casino, pleasure ports…).

With regard to the beaches in itself they have been appointed and are made of sand end, only the range of Aresquiers is composed of any small rollers, apart from beaches located in front of the cities many are protected of the civilization by the many ponds which surround the coastline.

The coastline that has developed in the years sixty is especially bordered by ponds, some have been constructed but those who remain today are classified. As well between Sète and La Grande Motte, ponds cover an area of six thousand hectares (apart from the pond of Thau), the Pond The more important is called the pond of the gold. These ponds are real paradise for the flora and fauna, particularly those for the beautiful pink flamingos whose flights form a spectacle of the first order. They are supplied in fresh water by courses of water as the Dardaillon, the Berange or Cadoule.

Many fish of various species such as the wolf or the sea bream can develop rapidly while the birds come to seek refuge there: cormorants, grebes, herons, ducks, geese, terns, gulls, gulls. If one of the West, there is the pond of Bagnas, the Pond of Thau, the Pond of Ingril, the Pond of VIC, the Pond of white stone, the pond of the Arnel, the Pond of Prévost, the Pond of Méjean, that of Mauguio and the greater the pond of gold; 3170 ha. On the 6000 ha. covered by these extended on all the Hérault, apart from the pond of Thau.

The Pond of Thau is a true inland sea, covering 7600 ha., which place in second position of the larger ponds of France. It is very well known for its farms seafood as oysters from Bouzigues that you can enjoy in the city of the same name. The Pond of Bagnas is classified as a natural reserve and its access is regulated, it is used by scientists for the study of the ecosystems and the methods.

The ponds are bordered by marshes commonly referred to as the “palus”, they are crossed by the canal du Rhone in Sète, which between in the Hérault in crossing the Vidourle, the river which marks the border with the Gard. The Fluvial tourism develops a lot in the Hérault and many ballads-discoveries to the wire of the water are today proposed. The small Camargue are home to the famous manade; black bulls Camarguais accompanied by the white horses (race cowboy boot) whose constitution is well adapted to the Marshlands.

If it summarizes all these information, it may be considered that the coastline of the Hérault can settle the lovers of the nature and the amateurs of idleness and recreation practiced in edge of sea. The Mediterranean offers a water hot enough and the beaches of fine sand attract many tourists during the season however some beaches less accessible also allow you not to be drowned by the crowd. If you are not amateur of tanning equipment you can always discover with guided tours to the wire of the water to the channels of the Midi and the Rhône.

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