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Things to do in the Languedoc:   Watersports

The Languedoc has a range of suitable areas for watersports.  Its Mediterranean coast has wide sandy beaches and rocky creeks along the Côte Vermeille.  There are also clear lagoons, lakes, canals, rivers, swimming pools fed by natural hot springs, and even subterranean streams.  Equipment can be hired for water skiing, sailing, windsurfing, fun boarding, SCUBA diving, sand yachting, kite flying, sea kayaking, jet skiing, canoeing, kyacking, white water rafting and canyoning.

Many towns lie on canals (the Canal du Midi (or its extensions, the Canal Rhône-Sète and the Canal de la Robine) , 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.

Swimming.  Mediterranean Sea, lakes and rivers, and swimming pools. Click hereNext.

SCUBA Diving.   Click here Next.


Sailing.   25 harbours with 22,000 marina berths. Click hereNext.

Water Skiing.   Click here Next.

Canooing & Kyacking.   Click here Next.

White Water Rafting.   Click here Next.

Canyoning.   Click here Next.

Wind Surfing.   Click here Next.

KiteSurfing.   Click hereNext.

Sand Yachting.   The shores of the lagoons offer the ideal landscape for sand yachting races. To find out more about sand yachting in Languedoc-Roussillon Visit La Ligue de Voile du Languedoc-Roussillon

Joutes Nautiques (Sea-water jousts) These jousts take place in the summer - mainly in August - at Sète, Agde, Béziers and other towns. They are exactly what the name suggests, medieval style jousts, but with the jousters on board substantial rowing boats.   For more information click here Next.

Languedoc-Roussillon Navigation Services Tel: 0467 14 12 00

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