La Grande-Motte

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13 January 2023  |  Tourism

La Grande-Motte, beach, activities and idleness

Only 30 minutes from Montpellier, La Grande-Motte is the only French city to be labeled "Heritage of the 20th century" in its entirety. Appreciated for its activities and its kilometers of beach, it is a young and dynamic city where the architecture is visionary. In the 1960s, Jean Balladur, the architect of La Grande Motte, was commissioned to create a desert site with marshes. This is why there was the construction of pyramid residences with shapes inspired by the pre-Columbian temples of Mexico. Nearby you will find the Etang du Ponant (280 hectares) at the mouth of the Vidourle and the lido, a dune between the sea and the Etang de l'Or. You will discover the emblematic pink flamingos and perhaps the Loggerhead turtle which appears on the surface in summer.

Sports and leisures

For thrill seekers, try windsurfing, paddle boarding, or for the more earthbound, tennis, or tree climbing.

Well-being and idleness

Thalasso and Spa Les Corallines

Holidays in La Grande-Motte are synonymous with relaxation and care. In Thalasso, Spa with Hammam, massages and treatments...

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Amélie Roca

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