Excursion Ideas,
Languedoc Coast

from Mimosa

See the centre

  • Le Grau du Roi
  • Carcassonne at night
  • Aigues Mortes

Where can you visit?

Your tour will include one full day excursion with packed lunch provided. Please note, entrance fees are not included in the price of your tour and will need to be pre-paid or paid for on arrival.

Prices shown are for 2020 unless otherwise stated, so please allow for a small increase for 2021.

Aqualand - Full day


Situated at Cap d’Agde, ¾ hour from Mimosa, this waterpark has a variety of exciting rides including Niagara, Black Hole, Anaconda, Crazy Race, Rapids, Colorado, Surf Beach and Congo River. With fast food restaurants and shaded areas this is a popular day visit.


  • 2021 - £24.50 per paying person.

Free places for accompanying adults in the ratio of 1:8. Tickets must be pre-paid via PGL.

Please note that Aqualand does not open until mid-June. Groups travelling earlier will be offered AccroJump and a visit to Cap d'Agde.

Please be aware of the risks inherent in a pool environment and refer to any guidelines stipulated by your local authority.

NEW! 'Terre Liquide' Canyoning - Full day

Terre Liquide

Experience the thrill of canyoning in the gorges near Mons la Trivalle. It’s a full-day excursion with a 1½ hour coach ride followed by two hours of jumps and slides in the gorge with your guide. A fully immersive canyoning experience, this also involves a 20-minute walk to the start point and a 30-minute hike out of the gorge at the end of the session.

You can also add a visit to a historic town on the return journey to make the most of your day out.


  • 2021 - £44 per person

Tickets must be pre-paid via PGL. 1½ hours from Mimosa.

Carcassonne - Full day

This impressive medieval city, only 1 hour from Mimosa, is known for its walled fortifications comprising fully intact inner and outer walls and 52 towers! The city was made famous by the film Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves and features in many books and documentaries on the Holy Grail and Cathar history.

Groups can walk into the old town to visit a plethora of cafés and tourist shops. The ramparts are easily accessible and free to visit. There is a petit train tour around the old city, lasting approximately 25 minutes, which provides a historical overview. Headsets are provided in English.

Cost: Free to visit the city. The petit train costs €4.30 per student, 1:10 free adult place ratio, €6.10 for additional adults. Reservation is required.


Le Grau-du-Roi & Aigues Mortes - Full day

Le Grau-du-Roi

Le Grau-du-Roi

Located in the Camargue, famous for its white horses and pink flamingos on the salt flats, Le Grau-du-Roi is a popular French seaside resort. 1¼ hours from Mimosa.

If your group wishes to swim, please ensure you are able to provide adequate supervision for any water activity, according to your local authority requirements. We advise that the group assembles near manned lifeguard stations.

Cost: Free; no pre-booking required

Please be aware of the risks inherent in a marine environment and refer to any guidelines stipulated by your local authority.

Aigues Mortes

After lunch groups usually head to nearby Aigues-Mortes – or ‘dead waters’ - a 700- year old, fortified city, the starting point in 1248 for a huge armada setting off for the Crusades. Today the sea marshes and salt pans have left the town some distance from the sea, however it remains a delightful town to visit, with its ancient towers and ramparts. There are plenty of souvenir shops, pavement cafés and food outlets – pizza is a popular choice!

Cost: Free; no pre-booking required

Planet Ocean Montpellier - Half day

Planet Ocean

Situated in the city of Montpellier, 1¼ hours from Mimosa, this aquarium and planetarium takes you from the secrets of the seabed to the mysteries of the universe. Discover the fragile biodiversity of the Mediterranean, see a penguin colony from the southern oceans and marvel at the strange creatures which inhabit the darkest, deepest parts of the ocean. The planetarium shows you the earth from space and then transports you into the immensity and wonder of the cosmos.


  • 2021 - £11.50* (aquarium only), £13.50* (aquarium & planetarium)
  • *per paying person

Free places for accompanying adults in the ratio of 1:8. Tickets must be pre-paid via PGL.

AccroJump - Half day

Just 5km from Mimosa, the AccroJump Adventure Park comprises eight high-level courses for a range of ages including a 12m-high zip wire, climbing wall, skateboarding and an off-ground adventure course with safety nets.


  • 2021 - £13 per student (under 15), £17 per student (15 and over)

Local Towns and Hypermarket Visits

You will normally have the option to visit a local town for the evening. Also, for your excursion day you can choose to combine a local town visit with a half day excursion.

Choose from:

  • Valras Plage (15mins)
  • Béziers (30mins)
  • Cap d’Agde (45mins)

It is possible to combine a hypermarket visit with many of these excursions – please enquire on arrival at centre.