Cool vibes at Plage Bonaventure in Palavas-les-Flots

By August 21, 2018RESTAURANT, TO EAT

Being on Instagram, I get my daily dose of inspirational places to go to. Cities, villages, exhibitions, hikes and of course restaurants. Beach restaurant Plage Bonaventure was on my wishlist, and last week I finally succeeded to lure chéri into going with me. And it was paradise: great design, good food and the best view on the Mediterranean Sea!


The bohemian style beach restaurant immediately made us feel at home. It was too hot to order alcohol (it was really hot…); instead we had a fresh and homemade citronnade to start with. Regarding the temperature, we didn’t feel like having a complete meal, so we ordered some fine oysters as a starter, together with some bites. Although I felt I should have ordered the pasta with langoustine when I saw our neighbours dish arriving… It looked amazingly good!

Complete meal

But yeah, the grass is always greener on the other side and in the end we were very happy with our lunch as well. The – what I thought would be – small bites were a full plate of crispy fried “fritto misto d’encornets” (small squids) and a platter with “veggies à tartiner” (spreadable veggies). However, the veggie platter was like a meal in itself, including nachos, bread, hummus, salad and the veggie spreads. Yum!


No restaurant review without dessert, so we forced ourselves to order one ;). We both ordered the “craquant aux deux chocolats”. Have to say that this giant profiterole style dessert was a real treat. It almost made us sink when we were taking a swim in the bright blue sea…


You will find La Plage Bonaventure at the beach of Maguelone, right at the end of the road following the signs to La Cathédrale de Maguelone. It’s open from April to September, seven days a week from 09h00 till 01h00. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, beach (you can also rent beach beds) and party: you can stay all day at La Plage Bonaventure for a good time!


When you follow the signs to La Cathédrale de Maguelone, you automatically will be directed to a paid parking lot. Parking along the road is difficult (read: impossible), so best is to pay the 4 euro and spend a lovely day at the beach.

La Plage Bonaventure
Plage de Maguelone
34250 Palavas-les-Flots
+33 (0)4 67 68 01 57


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