Valras-Plage is a commune located in the south of the Hérault department in the Occitania region (France).

Exposed to a Mediterranean climate, it is drained by the Orb and two other rivers. The town has a remarkable natural heritage: two Natura 2000 sites, a protected area (“Les Orpellières”) and two natural areas of ecological, fauna and flora interest.

Valras-Plage is an urban and coastal commune which has 4,167 inhabitants in 2021, after having experienced a sharp increase in population since 1962. It is the center town of the Sérignan agglomeration and is part of the catchment area of Béziers.

It’s a popular part of the Amethyst Coast of the Mediterranean resorts of France.

Main sights

  • Notre-Dame-du-Perpétuel-Secours Church of Valras-Plage.
  • Toys museum.


With over 4 kilometres of fine sandy beach at the heart of the town centre, Valras figures as the top seaside resort in Hérault.

How to get to?

From Paris: 7 hr 7 min (764 km) via A71 and A75

From Toulouse: 1 hr 50 min (185 km) via A61

From Marseille: 2 hr 46 min (237 km) via A9

From Monaco: 4 hr 11 min (418 km) via A8

From Andorra: 3 hr 37 min (312 km) via A61

From Madrid: 8 hr 20 min (890 km) via A-2

From Moscow: 33 hr (3,342 km) via E30/M1

From Belgrade: 16 hr 43 min (1,721 km) via E70

From Istanbul: 27 hr (2,670 km) via E70

From Bern: 6 hr 19 min (675 km) via A1

Main information

Area: 2,35 km2

Population: 4 167

Coordinates: 43°14′52″N 3°17′30″E

Language: French

Currency: Euro

Visa: Schengen

Time: Central European UTC +1

See also France travel guide

See also Spain travel guide

See also Pyrenees travel guide

See also Andorra travel guide

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