Location | Palavas-les-Flots, Languedoc-Roussillon region, France

Palavas is an old fishing village which sold fish in the markets of Montpellier. In the 19th century it was quite unknown and only local tourist came, but since the establishment of the local train service to Montpellier in 1872 the tourism rapidly increased. It is today known for its seaside resorts with sand dunes which separates two lakes from the Mediterranean Ocean. Today it has around 6,000 inhabitants and several luxury boats can be found here (as shown in the picture).