Le Grau-du-Roi

With 18 km of coastline, Le Grau-du-Roi is a resort town with much to offer, next to La Grande-Motte and like its neighbor built between lake and Mediterranean Sea. Le Grau-du-Roi is fishing village that begin to attract tourists in the 30’s because of its climate. The resort town continued developing during the 70’s around Port Camargue, a seaside town designed by the architect Jean Balladur that expanded the city’s range of nautical activities. Today, Port Camargue is the most popular marina in Europe. You can rent a boat, learn how to sail, or go kitesurfing, jet skiing or diving.

The 1828 lighthouse is listed as an Historical Monument. The fishing port is the second-most active in the Mediterranean with 25 trawlers. Various companies offer deep-sea fishing trips. With its 18-km coastline, Le Grau-du-Roi is also the perfect place to enjoy the beach: there are seven lifeguard stands on either side of the port that monitor the beaches of Boucanet, Rive Droite, Rive Gauche, Plage Nord, and Espiguette, which all carry the Pavillon Bleu label.

There are also many cultural activities to attend in the arenas. You can attend a traditional concert, Camargue race, or other bullfighting activities: abrivado, bandido, ferrade, quadrille or toro piscine. And don’t miss the French kiteboarding championships, the Abrivado Festival, bull-running events on the beaches, or Les Graulinades, a Mediterranean food festival where you can eat a giant rouille.