Le Grau Du Roi

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17 April 2021  |  Tourism

Le Grau Du Roi

The former French fishing village of Le Grau Du Roi in the Gard is a modern and popular seaside resort with a true Mediterranean atmosphere.

It is the first marina in Europe and welcomes all types of boats.

The streets with its bars and restaurants are bustling with tourists during the summer months.

The Mediterranean coast offers a range of water sports and beach bars.

Explore the 12 kilometers of beautiful beaches, lagoons and the beauty of the famous Camargue. Take a trip and explore the nearby town of Aigues-Mortes rich in history.

Port Camargue is the marine city par excellence. Adjoining the fishing village, it benefits from the ideal balance between lakes and green spaces, making it a real "garden port". It is the maritime point of convergence between the North and the South of Europe, a modern infrastructure perfectly equipped and renowned for the quality of its welcome.

Not to be missed at Grau du Roi

  • The Seaquarium and its marine world

  • The sea museum

  • The medieval city of Aigues Mortes

  • The Salins du Midi

  • The natural areas of the Pointe de l'Espiguette.

The Espiguette lighthouse

Lost in the middle of the sand dunes and recognisable thanks to its original square shape and its black color visible from the sea, the Espiguette lighthouse has been lighting up the coast and guiding sailors for more than 150 years. It is still active and dominates the tip of the legendary Espiguette beach. Let's discover together the history of a unique place with an exceptional natural heritage.

It has been listed as a historical monument since 2012. L'Espiguette is part of the Grand Site de France de la Camargue Gardoise.

The Espiguette lighthouse accessible to the public! A 360° view from the top of the lighthouse.

Climb its 111 steps to the top of the lighthouse tower and admire the spectacular view.

The tour of the lighthouse tower takes place in groups of 10 people with departures every 30 minutes. Go to www.phare-espiguette.fr to book your visit (Reservation required).

Around Grau du Roi

  • Nîmes Roman city with its arenas and its Maison Carrée

  • The Pont du Gard, famous Roman aqueduct

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Lee Jones

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