BANKS OF THE HERAULT
The 21st century at the service of its history.
A quaint halt on banks still wild
A historic city heart
A rich historical and cultural heritage
Shops – Museum …
A little history …
The ascent of the Hérault is a journey back in time. Once in the pass, the XXI century welcomes you with its flow of tourists on both sides of the river enjoying the beaches and swimming. Floral shorts and flip flops color a seaside where no one, despite the technological evolutions, has ever invented better than a bucket and a shovel for our darlings. Floating terraces, smugglers to connect one bank to another, shops … make La Tamarissière and Grau d’Agde, typical villages popular with families, one in the shade of its pine forest the other small village of fishermen with undeniable charm.
Further, floral shorts and flip flops give way to yellow wax and rubber boots. To starboard, the fishing port of Grau d’Agde, with its auction, its trawlers and tuna boats, shipyards. The fishing port and trade reached its peak in the eighteenth century. At the turn of the meanders, carved in the basalt in the 12th century, stands imposing and dark in the heart of the city, the Cathedral Saint Etienne. Another great leap in time, place to the imagination, listen to lyres and zithers put on crispy. Cooler, artists’ studios, narrow lane, mansions … the old Greek counter Agathé Tyché “the good fortune” reaches you the arms. For the end of the river you open with its round lock the doors of the Canal du Midi. Look at the end of the Atlantic.
Sécurité en mer
Safety at sea: contact the rescue
Join the CROSS
• The VHF:
Channel 16 – This channel also alerts vessels navigating Channel 16 within 5 miles.
• Mobile phone:
– limited coverage
– the call does not immediately locate the boat and people in distress.
– The number 196 only works in a certain coverage area.
Some simple rules among others:
– Know the weather before leaving
– Check your fuel level before departure.
– Take a last look at the map before casting off.
– Tell your loved ones about your navigation program and any changes.
– Check the condition of your distress flares and their expiration date.
– Make sure you have the appropriate security equipment for your navigation category.
For your boat papers:
Maritime Affairs: SETE 04.67.46.33.00 “pleasure service” issue of the circulation cards of vessels of less than 3 tons.
Customs: SETE 04.67.74.21.81 issue of acts of francization of vessels of more than 3 tons.
Sécurité au Port
The Cap d’Agde port security service’s mission is to secure all the structures managed by SODEAL, to welcome and assist boaters and users.
Enforce the general regulations of the police of the port as well as the particular regulation of the quays, terraces shops and campsites.
Monitor buildings, equipment and structures using the CCTV system.
Help all campers, boaters and port users (towing in case of breakdown, pumping on waterways, re-anchoring in bad weather)
Assist intervention forces (firefighters, National and Municipal Police)
Carry help and assistance to injured people who have fallen into the water …
Take measures of first urgency and notify the competent help