Rendez-vous in La Grande Motte

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    La Grande Motte, Europe's greenest seaside resort

    La Grande Motte has a truly unique location at the gateway of the Camargue National Park in Provence. It boasts an average of over 300 days of sunshine per year, affording it an ideal climate right in the heart of the Mediterranean coastline.

    A city that's centered around architecture and water sports, La Grande Motte delights the water sport, leisure and design enthusiasts, as well as those who just love laying around on the beach. All visitors can discover and enjoy boating, sailing or water skiing on the sea, or on Lake Ponant, thanks to the many activities provided by the Nautical Center.

    Need a break from the water? Then take a stroll through Europe’s greenest seaside resort, which is now a "20th Century Heritage" site, awarded by the Ministry of Culture and Communication. The many symbols and pieces of artwork found throughout the town combine with its buildings and parks, to create a veritable outdoor museum.

    Guided visits

    The tourist office organizes 6 pedestrian visits of the city from April until September. Discover the architecture, urban planning, gardens, and kilometers of passageways in the shade, as well as the plants that grow on the sand dunes.

    Chief architect Jean Balladur organized areas for plants to grow, attempting to change the city into a garden, sowing symbols that would "speak to both the heart and soul". You will discover a unique, singular city on a personal scale. After your first visit, you will most certainly see the town in a new light.

    Rate: 5€ per adult (free for children under 16), and more information and reservations are available at the Tourist Office.

    Outing guide

    Discover the city on your own terms. There are many ways to make your way through the coastal city: on foot, by bike, segway or bikeboard. The outing guide suggests six routes from three to twelve kilometers long. Ask for your free guide at the Tourist Office.


    Tourist Office 
    Place du 1er octobre 1974 
    34280 La Grande Motte 
    Phone (switchboard): (+33) (0) 467 56 42 00 
    E-mail : 

Things to see

  • © ChateauSaintMaurice

    Château Saint Maurice was for many years home to monks who used to grow lavender, fruit, olives and grapes.
  • © Illustration Agence Fabre&Speller

    Welcome to the Cave of Pont d’Arc, replica of the "Chauvet Cave", in Ardèche (Rhône-Alpes).
  • © Maison Lavau

    The Lavau winery offers patrons an original way to discover the spark that makes southern Côtes du Rhône wines so special (i.e. the blending of several varieties). 
  • © Cairanne

    Enjoy a fun course that will help you explore the world of wine.
  • © C. Duranti

    In the South of France, between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, sits a region of light and vibrant colour. Just three hours by TGV from Paris: the sky is azure and the sun shines. You are in Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur: here, the sea is at your feet and the Alpine peaks a mere few hours away by car.
  • © OT Carcassonne / Paul Palau

    Discover Carcassonne, a medieval city full of character, and its two listed UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • © CRT Midi-Pyrénées / Dominique VIET

    The Canal du Midi is a must-see attraction, classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered one of the major works during the reign of Louis XIV.
  • © C. Méravilles / Grand Rodez

    The museum dedicated to the work of the French painter, sculptor and engraver Pierre Soulages, presents over 500 works and documents from the artist.
  • © @Carafes en Folie

    If gastronomy, regional scents, and wine tasting are your thing, then head to Tournon-sur-Rhone in the Ardèche region and pay a visit to the Carafes en Folie wine bar, with its cosy atmosphere

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