Great destination for families or anyone looking for variety - Canal du Midi on the doorstep, Vias village is very traditional, Vias Plage great beaches and nice restaurants at reasonable prices. Astonished at the comments re Vias being run by British - don't know of a single British owned cafe, restaurant or other facility in Vias or Vias Plage - its French through and through! Great for history buffs - go inland and explore Cathar Castles, and a good touring base for nearby Vineyards. Easy to get to Narbonne, Montpellier and Carcassone for day trips. Versatile and something for everyone.