Camping Altéa in Vic-La-Gardiole is first and foremost a magnificent group of unspoilt spots with superb views and panoramas, as well as the famous Aresquiers beach nearby....
But it's also an opportunity for you to discover this village, which takes you back to its medieval past and its incomparable heritage...
VIC LA GARDIOLE, FLORA AND FAUNA
Vic-la-Gardiole is located close to the Mediterranean Sea. The southern part of the area is made up of ponds, notably the Etang de Vic, and wetlands, while further north, the Massif de la Gardiole boasts a rich diversity of Mediterranean flora and fauna.
The flora and fauna here are unique: scrubland, umbrella pine woods and a pond home to a variety of birds, including charming pink flamingos.
VIC LA GARDIOLE, NATURE AND LEISURE
Vic-la-Gardiole is part of the Thau archipelago, which is equipped with a greenway. You can go walking or mountain biking, with family or friends, through breathtaking landscapes. Whether in the Massif de la Gardiole, the Bois des Aresquiers or around the lagoon, this is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.
Horse-riding enthusiasts will love strolling through the Aresquiers woods or along the beach.
A wide range of water sports: introduction to kitesurfing, paddle and windsurfing on the Etang d'Ingril facing the sea, or hire of boats, jet skis, towed buoys and much more at sea.
VIC LA GARDIOLE, THE ARESQUIERS BEACH
Don't forget to take a break on the natural, unspoilt beach of Les Aresquiers, which stands out from the rest of the region. The Aresquiers beach is just 4.5km from Camping Altéa, and stretches from Vic-La-Gardiole (mainly pebble beach) to Frontignan (sandy beach). Car parks are nearby for easy access and are free all year round. The beach on the Frontignan side is accessible for people with reduced mobility. During the summer months, bathing at the beach is supervised.
The beach can be accessed via a cycle/pedestrian path from the village, running alongside the Etang de Vic and the Bois des Aresquiers, then passing under the Canal du Rhône to reach the sea.
What better way to recharge your batteries than to come and enjoy the "3 waters": ponds, canal and Mediterranean.
VIC LA GARDIOLE, A MEDIEVAL VILLAGE
Then take a stroll through the typical village of Vic-La-Gardiole and visit its 12th-century fortified church of Sainte Léocadie, its prehistoric and ancient remains, and its civil architecture.
It's also an opportunity to sample some local specialities, with local producers offering shellfish, or the famous Muscat wine from the surrounding vineyards.
During the summer months, a wide range of medieval and traditional events and festivals are held here, both during the day and at night.