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?
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 local produce market, Boucanet shopping centre, rue des Pétunias, "next to the Cinema" Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning.
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 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.
Avenue du palais de la mer
2,400m² dedicated to marine life
In keeping with the values of a committed aquarium
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:
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 ...