|Property Name:||Les Gabiers|
|Location:||Herault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France|
|Prices:||from £125 to £295 per week|
The apartment at Les Gabiers is on the 4th and top floor of a small block in a residential part of Cap d’Agde. Although being very central it is also very quiet and there is no through traffic making it safe for children. There is pedestrian access to the Plage du Môle which is about 5 minutes stroll away. The apartment is reached by a tenant-only key-operated lift and has its own secure parking space.
Number 69 is light and attractive inside with a lovely sunny balcony large enough for sunbathing and al fresco meals with views over the rooftops to the Marina and the Pyrenees.
Downstairs there is a lounge with sofa bed, TV and CD player/radio, table and chairs and coffee table. The kitchen is separated by a breakfast bar and equipped with a 2-burner gas hob, microwave/grill combi, refrigerator and cupboards containing all the necessary cooking equipment, crockery etc. There is a telephone for local calls; taxis, restaurants etc.
The shower room also has a washbasin and WC and hot water is provided although may take a little while to heat if the shower has just been used.
The bedroom is on a mezzanine that forms a gallery overlooking the living area. There are twin beds, wardrobe and dressing table. Duvets and pillows are provided for both the twin beds and the sofa bed but not linen.
You will need to bring sheets, pillow cases, towels and tea towels. Electricity, gas and local telephone calls are included and heating is available if needed, hopefully you won’t need it.
Le Cap d’Agde has so much to offer as a Mediterranean holiday resort. There are many beaches to choose from including a naturist one but the closest to the apartment is the Plage du Môle. This beautiful, sandy beach is only 3-5 minutes stroll away along a pedestrian route, the Allée de la Flânerie, lined with shops and restaurants.
As well as swimming, all watersports are catered for. You can hire a sailing dinghy or motor boat, try windsurfing or parascending, water skiing or jet-skiing, skin-diving or scuba-diving. You can even try catching something for the barbecue on a fishing trip!
If it’s other sports you are interested in, there are 32 tennis courts locally, badminton and squash. For golfers, there is a choice of 18 or 9 holes with a training area, clubhouse and pro shop. If that’s not enough and you’re not exhausted by now, how about horse riding, bodybuilding, cycling, go-karting, petanque or billiards?
If this doesn’t suit you or you have had enough sport, there’s the Musée de l’Ephèbe with underwater archaeological collection or the aquarium with its beautiful array of Mediterranean and tropical fish and Aqualand for the children.
Just want to shop? There are numerous boutiques, gift shops and ordinary everyday shops plus a market several mornings during the week.
You can discover le Cap on a miniature land train or take a boat trip round the harbour. There’s a glass-bottomed boat too.