Tourism

Agel Symbole

Leisure activities

Tennis : In the village

Swimming : possible nearby in the river Cesse, or further afield there are seaside resorts at (Gruissan, private beach at Narbonne-plage, La voile rouge, Les cabanes de Fleury…).

Golfs : golf Sainte Rose (Narbonne 30 kms), golf Saint Thomas (Beziers 45 kms), golf de Carcassonne (Carcassonne 50 kms), golf de Lamalou-les-bains (Lamalou-les-bains 54 kms), golf de Mazamet (Mazamet 58 kms), golf du Cap d’Agde (Le Cap d’Agde 64 kms), golf de Saint Cyprien (Perpignan 90 kms).

Rent bicycles : Mellow velos Paraza (16km), possible delivery

Horseriding : Les Appaloosas du Pech between Bize-Minervoisband

Wind surf, Kitesurf, paddle, Catamaran : Pôle Nautique de Gruissan (35 kms).
Jet ski : Jetski Extrême Narbonne / Gruissan (35 kms)
Paragliding, hang gliding : Zeld'aude à Argeliers (10km).
Piragüismo, canyoning, rafting, hidro, rockclimbing, caving, tree climbing, adventure parks : canoë-Kayak (Canoë Roquebrun 33 kms), (base de Réals Cessenon 27 kms). « Oxygen Aventure » Canyoning canyon de Termes (67 kms), Rafting or hydrospeed (Axat 120 kms), climbing Grimpe et Canyon, escalades en Minervois, massif de la Clape (Gruissan). Acromix Gruissan (canyon, parc aventure). Tree climbing Beziers Aventures (adventure park, canyoning 40 kms), Leucate Aventures , Acroroc (Saint Martin de l’Ançon 48 kms) tree climbing, rock climbing, vías ferratas, Hiking / mountain bike , caving.

African Reserve Sigean : This wildflife park (giraffes, lions, elephants, zebras, ostriches, gazelles … parole) is located near the beaches between Perpignan and Narbonne.

L’Australian park : 3 minutes from the medieval city of Carcassonne … Australian park (Kangourous, ostriches, local crafts …) extends over 5 hectares.
Spa resorts : (Lamalou Les Bains) Hérault (54km), (Avene Les Bains) Hérault (78 km), (Balaruc Les Bains) Hérault (85 km), (Rennes Les Bains) Aude (94 km).
Casinos : Valras-plage (47 kms), Port-la-nouvelle (50 kms), Lamalou-les-bains (54 kms), Cap d’Agde (64 kms).

Nearby attractions

Towns and cities

Béziers (40km) : St Nazaire cathedral, medieval streets, the ancient amphitheater (office de tourisme).

Narbonne (25 km) : the former Archbishops palace, the donjon Gilles Aycellin and archaeological museum and fine arts (office de tourisme)

Cité cathare de Minerve (10 km) : ponts naturels, canyons, vignoble de coteaux, dolmens et remparts (office de tourisme).

Cité de Carcassonne (50 km) : the city, the ramparts, the Comtal castle, St Nazaire church, St Nazaire Tower….

Site D’Ensérune (Nissan 25 km) : vestiges gallo-romains allant du VI siècle avant J.-C.au Ie siècle après J.-C. (centre des monuments nationaux).

Castles

Lastours (46 kms) (Lastours).
Villerouge Termenes (55 kms) (Villerouge).
Arques (85 kms) (Arques).
Cucugnan Queribus (85 kms) (Queribus).
Duilhac Peyrepertuse (90 kms) (Peyrepertuse)

Abbeys

Abbaye de Fontfroide (36 km) : beautiful Cistercian abbey. (abbaye de Fontfroide).

Abbaye de Caunes-Minervois (37 km) : Benedictine abbey in the heart of a XV-XVIII village (the Hotel AlibertL’Hôtel Sicard, marble quarries …). abbaye de Caunes-Minervois).

Abbaye de Lagrasse (45 km) : Abbey in the heart of a medieval village restored (St Michel church XIV, XV-XVIII houses …). (abbaye de Lagrasse).

The caves and natural sites

Gouffre giant Cabrespine (43 kms): The visit takes place of lime pit foot which makes feasible by the disabled. In 45 minutes, this is a journey into a green crystals of aragonite and calcite reaching here, shapes and dimensions itself, extraordinary. (grotte de Cabrespine).

Grotte de Clamouse (87 kms) : This is one of the best known caves. Its underground network, vast stretches nearly 12 km and a height of 600 m. (grotte de Clamouse).

Grottes des Demoiselles (122 kms) : Cave carved into the cliff Thaurac. A cable car can easily penetrate this extraordinary subterranean labyrinth that leads to a called “Cathedral” room. (grotte des Demoiselles).

Walks

Various pleasant walks await you – ask your hostess for maps and guide books.

Walks near Agel

Agel / Le Pech
5,5km
1h30
143m
Bleu
Facile
Agel / Cazelles
8,5km
3h00
130m
Vert
Facile
Aigues-Vives / St-Abdon
9,6km
3h15
280m
Jaune
Facile
Aigues-Vives / St-Jean de Caps
7,3km
2h30
132m
Jaune
Difficile
Aigues-Vives / La Cessière
6,5km
2h00
294m
Jaune
Moyen
Azillanet / La Ramière
9,6km
2h55
184m
Jaune
Difficile
Beaufort / Le Mont Segonne
16,5km
4h15
400m
Jaune
Difficile
Cazelles/ Paguignan
5km
1h15
80m
Bleu
Moyen
Cesseras / La Font Galine
9km
3h00
540m
Jaune
Difficile
La Caunette
15,5km
5h00
620m
Jaune
Facile
La Livinière / Fours à chaux
8,km
2h00
250m
Jaune
Difficile
La Livinière / Les Lauzies
5,5km
1h30
160m
Jaune
Difficle
Minerve / Le Causse
12km
4h30
500m
Vert
Portage
Siran / Les Chapelles
13,5km
4h00
264m
Jaune
Facile
Siran / Les Moutons
7,5km
2h15
385m
Bleu
Difficile

Walks in the region

Canal du Midi (10 km) : walk along the canalside, ride a canal boat or visit one of the locks… (canal du Midi , Le Somail, Homps, Argeliers).
Massif de la Clape : a nearby mountain with typical villages, vineyards and wine-cellars. (massif de la Clape).
Montagne Noire : the Black Mountain, offering hiking, mountain biking, fishing… and charming, unspoilt villages… (montagne Noire).
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