neighboring towns to Marseillan mirror, in some ways, the relation
of Marseillan to Marseillan Plage. While Agde is a largely unspoiled
ancient town a bit inland from the sea, Cap d'Agde is a slick resort
with thousands of condos, a huge marina, and scores of seaside restaurants.
It is also the site of La Grande Conque--a black sand beach created
by an offshore volcano. Grau d'Agde splits the difference---with canal-side
restaurants and a more laid-back atmosphere. All three are worth a