Montpellier is the nearest big city to Le Cap d’Agde and the Montpellier airport will be the main entry point for those of you who decide to fly to visit Cap d’Agde. The city of Montpellier itself though should not be overlooked as a destination and I would strongly recommend to consider spending two nights or so in the city before or after your trip to Cap d’Agde. The city is home to just over a quarter of a million people and home to some excellent attractions and is a lively city for shopping, home to a wide range of high quality restaurants and just generally a nice city to combine with the main holiday at Le Cap d’Agde.
The beauty of flying into Montpellier and then driving, catching the train or getting an airport transfer to the naturism resort, is that all of the major airlines fly into this airport, in addition to many of the budget airlines such as Ryanair (although their fares seem these days to be similar to the other airlines, by the time you add on all the little extras). I tend to always buy my flights from Expedia UK because of the special fares they sometimes have for longer flights such as NYC to Montpellier. For shorter flights you might want to also check Easyjet and Ryanair.
One of the options is to catch a train from Montpellier Saint-Roch train station to Agde. To get to Saint-Roch train station from the airport you catch a bus. The bust stop is easy to find outside the main terminal. NOTE that the station you will aim for is ‘Agde’ train station because there is NO train station called Cap d’Agde. –> BOOK Tickets ONLINE NOW!
Montpellier is only a 1 hour drive in normal driving conditions (by normal I mean if you avoid the traffic jams in the peak of summer). Your SatNav should easily guide you to Cap d’Agde and from there you will see many signs directing you towards the naturism resort. You can also rent a car in Montpellier but do ensure you have a car spot at the resort as spaces are limited.
The route itself is very straight forward in that you just need to aim for the main road, the A9, and then follow that road south to D137 in Bessan. Look for the exit D612A. Then just follow the signs to the resort.
There are a number of companies who offer airport transfers to the resort. We can recommend A2A Taxis. You can, if you wish, jump in a taxi right outside Montpellier airport and this might be affordable if you are a large group i.e. 4 people. For one or two people it can though be expensive.
(8 Rue Maguelone)
This is a delightful and well run 3 star hotel in a wonderful location i.e. a few hundred meters from the main train station and the main area of Place de la Comedie. Very friendly staff (at least in our experience) and they do a great breakfast. An overall great option!
(338 Avenue de Saint-Maur)
Another lovely hotel and a great alternative to Hotel Royal if it is booked up. Hôtel Ulysse is another great all round option with clean rooms, friendly staff, a decent central location although not quite as central as Hôtel Royal.