Sited at the mouth of the River Hérault. This was originally a Phoenician settlement, later takenover by the Greeks.
The town lies on the Canal du Midi, built by Pierre-Paul Riquet a notable Languedoc resident. The Canal is popular for boating holidays and through France's extensive canal network provides a way to get to the Languedoc from the Atlantic Ocean, Northern France and Mediterranean Sea.
Joutes Nautiques (Sea-water jousts) This one of the Mediterranean Ports that hold summer water jousts. Click on the following link for more about these popular annual events