Regulars of the Cap d’Agde coastline will tell you it never rains here! Yet, the Mediterranean winds are known to push a few clouds over the beaches at times. Intrepid swimmers don’t baulk at a few drops, but others prefer the umbrella to the beach umbrella to keep dry.
Luckily, there’s plenty to do in Cap d’Agde and the surrounding area, even when it’s not sunny.
Cover up and check out what you can do in and around Cap d’Agde when it’s raining!

1 : Keep swimming, but inside

It’s raining and you only brought swimwear in your suitcase? Good news! You can swim in Cap d’Agde whatever the weather.

The Archipelago aquatic centre is ideal for swimming, diving and diving protected from the rain. Listen to the rain on the glass dome while you soak in a jacuzzi. The massaging jets start to warm you up, so you can already think about your next activity. Swim against the current, do some laps in the sports pools or enjoy the slides. There is something for everyone whatever your age! 

In or near Pézenas? Enjoy the water and activities at the  Ô Pézenas Aquatic Centre

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2 : Take shelter in a museum to wander and wonder

If it’s raining but your thirst for discovery persists, check out one of the outstanding museums and attractions!

Discover traditional costumes in the Agathois Jules Baudou Museum, the Art Nouveau stained glass windows of Château Laurens and the antique bronze statues of the Ephebe Museum which continue to shine whatever the weather in Cap d’Agde.

Explore Pézenas and learn about the history of the city and its famous characters: The illustrious Molière at the Vulliod Saint-Germain Museum and the comical Boby Lapointe at the A-Museum.

Travelling with your family? Even Mum and Dad will feel like kids again at the International Toy Museum! The more unusual museum of doors in Pézenas is full of surprises.

While you’re waiting for the sky to clear, there is plenty to do and discover about the colourful past of our cities.

3 : Foil the military strategies in bunkers number 638 and 610

Step inside these imposing World War II buildings and learn about the history and important role played by the region while under occupation.

Intrigued by the boundless discoveries, you won’t see the time pass or the sky clear.

You can even watch the wind and weather changing, and you might even see a local tramontane wind chase the clouds away.

And if the sun’s out again when you’ve finished your trip back in time, head for the nearby beach to clear your head.

©Natacha Durrieu

4 : Taste Languedoc wines

Water abounds with the Hérault, the Mediterranean and the Thau lagoon around Cap d’Agde. But the drink the local Languedoc people are most proud of is wine! We serve red, rose and white throughout the region all year round.

The cooperative cellars and wine estates are first-rate refuges from the rain which is always welcome for watering the vines. Picpoul de Pinet, Clairette d’Adissan and Côteaux du Languedoc: let our wine experts guide you through one of the Hérault area’s most beautiful treasures.

Preignes le Vieux©Natacha Durrieu

5 : Always dreamt of being a pirate? 

Your crew is landlocked due to the rain? Call your mates on deck and head for the Pirate escape game.

Board the lifelike ship and collect as many clues as you can. Solve the mysteries and attack enemy ships to be rewarded with a fabulous treasure. But keep an eye on the clock! You have a set time to solve the mysteries and escape.

Check out the other indoor escape games and leisure activities in and around your holiday destination:

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