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Markets in Languedoc: Valras market

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Although not a good day generally for markets in Languedoc, the market at Valras Plage is worth a trip out. The fish stalls are excellent and you will also find plenty of fruit, veg, cheese, cloths, furniture etc. Valras Plage is located to the South of Beziers on the Mediterranean coast. Historically, Valras Plage was a small fishing village. At the end of the 19th Century, a railway line was built from Beziers to Valras Plage and following the rapid rise in popularity from day trippers, a resort was quickly built up around the beach. Although the railway line (and later a tramway) have now disappeared, there is a direct bus service from Beziers to Valras Plage (Line 3 and Line E) and the beach remains very popular with the locals (Biterrois - residents of Beziers).


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The beach at Valras Plage is noted for its clean, warm water and the beach itself is well maintained (it has been awarded the European Blue Flag for clean water for the last 18 years). Valras Plage is the beach of choice for many of the local residents from the nearby city of Beziers and during the summer it tends to fill up after 4.00pm as people clock off from work.

You can drive to Valras Plage, France, one of two ways. Either from junction 35 of the A9 along the D64 or from junction 36 of the A9 and and follow the road past the pleasant medieval village of Vendres.


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It is quite nice visiting a market down by the beach. After you have been to the market, you can head to the beach for a picnic or a stroll along the promenade. There are also plenty of cafés and restaurants at the back of the beach to grab a late lunch or a coffee.








Where to next . . .?

If you are a bit of a Foodie and you are planning a trip to the South of France in 2024, then you are in for a treat. The Languedoc region in the South of France is the largest producer of organic food & wine in France and features some of the best Oysters and mussels, a fantastic array of cheeses (especially the local Brebis and Chevre), some excellent local dishes such as the Cassoulet from Carcassonne and the spicy Tielle tart from Sète; and beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables. You will also find a good choice of local restaurants including dozens of Michelin star restaurants and excellent family-run eateries

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