Frontignan is part of the Bassin de Thau, a group of villages which surrounds the vast lake. The Etang de Thau is famous for its shellfish farming and vineyards which occupies 25% of the land.
Sète, Frontignan, Marseillan, Balaruc-les-Bains, Balaruc-le-Vieux, Gigean, Mireval and Vic-la-Gardiole are all part of the Bassin de Thau.
Pays de Thau et Pays de Pézenas
The cyties not far from Frontignan :
Balaruc-les-Bains is the second largest spa resort in France. During the high season lots of open air concerts, shows and markets in the gardens and parks. A wide choice of water sports; sailing, windsurfing and canoeing are very popular.
Sète, known as the "little Venice of Languedoc" is also an important fishing port.
Water jousting tournaments takes place all summer, the most popular one is the "Saint-Louis" at the end of august. Twelve kilometers of sandy beaches and a long promenade along the cliff edge which begins at the open air theater "theatre de la mer" are very popular, not forgetting the breathtaking view at the peak of the Mont Saint-Clair.
Vic-la-Gardiole, situated between Frontignan and Mireval, a small village with a bicycle path that runs through the Aresquiers Woods leading directly to Frontignan Beach. During the summer season, the village offers many concerts, festivals and colorful markets.
Marseillan, a charming small port, long sandy beaches, water jousting tournaments, festivals and the famous Noilly-prat vermouth are attractions for tourists.