You’re having a great holiday here and you want to show off our beautiful region to your family and friends when you get home. Turn them green with envy with your amazing holiday snaps. Let’s take a look at the best spots to take photos by the sea.

Let’s start our tour with a stunning photo of the St Roch footbridge in Sérignan, with great views of theNotre Dame de Grâce Collegiate Church and Orb River ! Spin around and get a shot of the red bridge over the Orb !

Now let’s go to theOrpellières beaches in Sérignan !  Walk along the Orb until you reach the last car park (after the sailing school), take a right to the sea and you’ll see the embankment. Snap a “wish you were here” photo for social media to show your family and friends ! Get low and close to the water by the rocks. Feel free to get in the water and wait for the waves to come ! You’ve nailed the shot of the century !

Vue sur le phare de Valras-Plage

The magic of the dunes ! Play with the light, the shapes and curves of the dunes to get a great shot just before you reach the beach, after the wooden pontoons !

Les dunes des Orpellières – Sérignan

Now let’s cross the Orb to Valras-plage which is packed with original beauty spots ! Put the lighthouse in the spotlight (pun intended)

What I love about shooting here is its unique perspective !

Phare de Valras-Plage

Walk to the end of the embankment behind the lighthouse to see it in all its glory from the Orb ! You’re bound to get a yacht or fishing boat in the shot too !

The promenade is an original location with the palm trees in the background. Frame it properly so it looks like you’re looking through a window ! Join your family and friends in the shot to make a great holiday snap !

Plage de Valras-Plage

A blue and white photo of the radiant and peaceful port is a good shout ! Stand on the port in front of Poissonerie Barba !

In the same spot, move to your left towards the Orb and take a close-up of the little fishing hut !

Cabane de pêcheurs

This location oozes a sense of calm and warmth that will turn your loved ones green with envy ! Get on the little pontoon in front of Poissonerie Barba and lie on the ground to take the shot !

Vue depuis le ponton

My last tip is this traditional little fisherman’s house in vibrant summer colours ! It’s amazing ! It’s on Rue Kléber behind Valras-Plage Church.

Maison de pêcheur à Valras-Plage

Get snap happy !


Originally from Poitiers, she has been living in the south of France for several years now. She is now head of communications and databases at the Béziers Méditerranée Tourist Office. Putting the spotlight on each and every one of the service providers who make up the richness and originality of the region is something she takes to heart. Judging by the articles she posts on her blog, her interests tend to lie in festivities, culture and, above all, good food! Her favourite place: the Plateau des Poètes. It's a soothing place to take a stroll, and ideal for lunch in the sun.