Amethyst Coast (Côte d’Améthyste)

(Mediterranean resorts of France)

The Côte d’Améthyste, or Amethyst Coast (in Catalan Costa ametista, in French Côte d’Améthyste), is the name given to a stretch of the Mediterranean coastline of France between the Vermillion Coast and the Camargue coast.

The Côte d’Améthyste covers almost the entire coastline of the Occitania region, bordering part of the Gulf of Lion in the western Mediterranean. It stretches over some 180 kilometers in the departments of Pyrénées-Orientales, Aude, Hérault and Gard.

Montpellier, Perpignan and Narbonne are the largest cities on this stretch of this coast.

It is bordered to the south by the Racou rocks at Argelès-sur-Mer, which mark the start of the Côte Vermeille, and to the northeast by Le Grau-du-Roi, which marks the start of the Camargue coast. Lagoons dot this coastal zone, including the lake Thau and the lake Etang de Leucate.


The Côte d’Améthyste is very popular with tourists, particularly since the Racine mission created in 1963, which led to the development of seaside resorts (Port-Camargue, la Grande-Motte, Gruissan, Port Leucate, Port Barcarès, Cap d’Agde, Saint Cyprien).

Amethyst Coast (Côte d’Améthyste) main resorts from south to north:



Le Barcarès

Port Leucate




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