The lagoons at Bages

02 April 2021  |  Holidays, Nature , Tourism

Under the Bages boardwalks

Spend an afternoon strolling around the Etang de Bages. A change from the traditional beach walks, these wooden passages will offer you a completely different landscape and ideal for wildlife lovers and those who want to get away from the crowds of the beaches. Just 7km from the town of Narbonne in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, the village of Bages offers an interesting alternative to visiting the local beach. The village of Bages is not located on the coast, but on the salt water ponds, which are home to oyster beds and beautiful birds, including flamingos. There is a network of wooden walkways that allow you to cross the calm waters of the lagoon. There is a large play area for children with an ideal picnic spot for families. You can also eat at the cliff-top restaurant, Le Portanel, which specializes in seafood and offers wonderful sea views.

Heritage and sweetness of life

The exploration of Bages begins on the village square, where you will enjoy sunbathing at a table on a café terrace. You can also pass the Sundial Gate, which for years was the main entrance to the old fortified village and dates from the 17th century. You will find the medieval quarter there with the houses attached to each other.

Artists in Bages Several artists have put their luggage in Bages. This is how you can visit three art galleries in the town.

From fishing to plate

Bages is a village of winegrowers and fishermen, the latter practice artisanal fishing that respects the environment. From 10.30 am to 12 pm you can wait on the wharf for the return from fishing to buy fresh fish.

The essential walks

  • "In the wake of the eel" a 2km course created by the Narbonne Natural Park.

  • "La boule des Caunes" 4.8 km hike for all ages. A pretty loop which will offer you exceptional panoramic views of the village and the pond of Bages.

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Lee Jones

I am the property photographer for Pure France and travel throughout France meeting property owners. I come from a background of sales in the luxury brands Bang & Olufsen and Swarovski Crystal.

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