Le Grau du Roi

Updated: Apr 18, 2021

Charming getaway on the Mediterranean

The first wonder on arriving at Grau du Roi: the pink flamingos

Take the time to stop and admire this emblem of the Camargue. Not forgetting the Camargue horses

It all starts with a question:

Right bank or left bank?

Right bank:

This side is a bit far from the centre and the shops. You will still find supermarkets (Super U, Lidl), a DIY shop (Weldom), direct sales of fish, some shops and restaurants (we recommend: Le vivier).

Then the quays with its restaurants and especially the old lighthouse recently restored. Direct access to the beach of Boucanet.

You can reach the right bank by the swing bridge.

The markets:

The local produce market, Boucanet shopping centre, rue des Pétunias, "next to the Cinema" Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning.

Left bank:

This is the most commercial part of Grau du Roi

In addition to the quays with many restaurants facing the port and various shops, you will find several pedestrian streets with many shops.

Also the post office, the town hall and large car parks.

The markets:

The big market, Place de la République

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning. 8am to 1pm.

The organic farmers' market, Parvis de la Mairie, .

Friday mornings. 8am to 1.30pm/14pm depending on the season.

The fish market, Quai Colbert, left bank, on the quays,

Fishermen's stalls offering the products of their catch.

Every weekday morning.

The must-haves:

The Seaquarium

Avenue du palais de la mer

2,400m² dedicated to marine life

In keeping with the values of a committed aquarium

The beach of Espiguette

Route de l'Espiguette

10 kms of beach

and fine sand, dunes and clear water

On your way to the beach of l'Espiguette

you pass the Mediterranean House.

A real discovery and an incomparable choice of regional products: wines, olive oils, cosmetics, craft products, ...

A short visit is a must!

And of course:

4x4 safaris, electric bike hire, horse riding, Europe's leading marina: Port Camargue

Don't forget to visit the nearby town of Aigues Mortes, with its 13th century ramparts, its small pedestrian streets with beautiful shops and small restaurants.

On the road, you will see on your right, mountains of salt: the salines of the south

More info: OT de Grau du Roi

For your accommodation, we suggest you get away from the crowds by choosing the Salonika Lake and its walking paths. Relaxation guaranteed at Rives du Lac

A little history

Le Grau du Roi Port Camargue born between sand and water. A pond of marine origin is formed, also receiving fresh water from the interior. Over time, a passageway was created, connecting the sea and the pond = a Grau (passageway in Occitan). The Grau du Roi was born on this opening which was formed from the 13th century. Read more ...

Let's Grau !

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