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Full of narrow old streets and bright colors, Agde is one of France's oldest cities having been founded by the Romans over 2500 years ago. It is a port town on the Herault River that links to the famous Canal du Midi and the nearby Mediterranean. (2011)

The fountain of the Belle Agathoise is the symbol and centerpiece of the old town. The Herault river has many colorful boats along its banks. The old town port of Agde. An example of the narrow streets and old stone buildings of the old town. The Herault River remains a busy place with boats, crew rowers, and fishermen enjoying its waters.