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Palavas les Flots in France - among canals and boats

Palavas Les Flots is located on a small spit of land outside Montpellier, France. This is a charming little town with boats, canals, outdoor cafes and a cable car. It feels like little Venice and how many people have missed out on this gem in France? Join us in Palavas Les Flots with pictures and story!

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Fishing and tourism

Palavas les Flots sits on a narrow spit of land with water on both sides, so it's no wonder that both fishing and tourism play a major role here. The fishing boats crowd the tourist boats and along the waterfront there are plenty of restaurants serving fresh fish and mussels, recently taken from the sea. There are also plenty of ice cream parlours and shops selling summer dresses, swimwear and beach toys.

Cable car over the canal

We have had absolutely fantastic summer weather today with sun and around 25 degrees, so it has been a very nice day. We have strolled back and forth along the quays and looked at boats, and at the very specialised cable car that are here. We couldn't resist shopping for a bath towel each. Look at the picture and you'll understand why!

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Cable car in Palavas les Flots
Handduk husbil
Just the right bath sheet for us, right?

Why think?

When we found these bath towels, we walked past and talked about it for a long time along the canals. Do we need those? Is it unnecessary? How stupid can you be? We bought the FREEDOM towels and we don't regret it.

RV park in Palavas les Flots

Tonight we are staying at a large campervan site here in Palavas les Flots, which we were told about. The site is nicely located by a marina with easy walking distance to the centre and there is good service. The price is about 14 euros/night without electricity and about 17 euros/night with electricity, so it's about as expensive as an ACSI campsite (which usually costs 16 euros/day). Tomorrow we're heading for Arles!

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Motorhomes and boats next to each other in the car park

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