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Plages du Petit et du Grand-Travers, Mauguio

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This long stretch of sand between Carnon and the Grande Motte is the most easily accessible beach by car from Montpellier. Take the D66 which leaves Montpellier and after passing Carnon leave the route for the D59 which runs conveniently behind the beach. The beaches are extremely popular during the summer months. One can rely on passing vendors and parked vans for a variety of snacks and refreshments. For much of the year, however, or at the end of the afternoon, the area is surprisingly quiet. Despite the houses gradually extending out from either end of the beach, one can still escape the noise of the town to listen to the gentle lap of the Mediterranean.