A renowned architectural landmark of Palavas-Les-Flots, the Phare de la Méditerranée is a 43m high former water tower, which, after a recent renovation, has become a congress centre attracting at the same time tourists and professionals owing to its charm and multifunctionality. Built in 1942 on the ruins of the old port defense tower, this mushroom-shaped structure used to supply water to the city of Palavas-Les-Flots in the years from 1943 to 1997. At the end of the ‘90s, a complete restoration transformed the water tower into a habitable space arranged on eight floors fitted with offices and lodgings. Aligned portholes have been drilled in the concrete structure of the former water tower to allow natural light to get in through this unusual kind of thematic windows. A panoramic promenade deck and a revolving restaurant take up the upper crown of the tower. Located at 34 meters from the ground, a circular observatory platform is enclosed by glass windows and offers a stunning 360° view of the Gulf of Lion, the lakes of Montpellier and the surrounding Languedoc region. On the upper floor, a panoramic revolving restaurant with 200 seats provides an unforgettable French cooking experience in a romantic atmosphere.