Gruissan tourism and travel guide

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Visit Gruissan: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: As well as the pleasure port and old village centre, Gruissan is also well known for its windsurfing

Gruissan is situated in the Aude department and Occitanie region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Gruissan. For detailed visitor information see the Gruissan travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Gruissan in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Narbonne at 11 km and Sigean Nature Reserve at 13 km.

Gruissan, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 11 km (direction south)

One of the largest industrial ports in France, Port-la-Nouvelle also has a popular beach...

See Port-la-Nouvelle guide


at 11 km (direction north-west)

Among other highlights, the parts of Narbonne along the canal and around the cathedral...

See Narbonne guide
Sigean Nature Reserve

Sigean Nature Reserve

at 13 km (direction south-west)

Sigean is a very popular wildlife park where thousands of animals such as lions,...

See Sigean Nature Reserve guide
Fontfroide Abbey

Fontfroide Abbey

Abbey at 16 km (direction west)

The Abbey at Fontfroide dates from the 12th century, and is one of the...

See Fontfroide Abbey guide
La Palme

La Palme

at 17 km (direction south-west)

La Palme is a small traditional village in Languedoc-Roussillon with a beach, lagoon and...

See La Palme guide


at 23 km (direction south-south-west)

The resort at Leucate is one of the liveliest and most interesting along the...

See Leucate guide


at 29 km (direction north-north-east), in the Herault department

Beziers is a lively, thriving town with a good number of interesting monuments to...

See Beziers guide


at 29 km (direction north-west)

Bize-Minervois is a small village but its pretty houses and popular swimming river in...

See Bize-Minervois guide
Fort de Salses

Fort de Salses

Castle at 33 km (direction south-south-west), in the Pyrenees-Orientales department

The medieval fort of Salses was transformed by Vauban to create a substantial and...

See Fort de Salses guide


at 33 km (direction north-west), in the Herault department

The fortified village centre of Aigne make it one of our favourite Minervois villages...

See Aigne guide
Cap d\'Agde

Cap d'Agde

Seaside resort at 35 km (direction east-north-east), in the Herault department

The resort at Cap d'Agde is one of the liveliest on the Languedoc coast,...

See Cap d'Agde guide


at 37 km (direction north-north-west), in the Herault department

The busy village of Saint-Chinian in the Minerves is best known for the good...

See Saint-Chinian guide
Chateau d\'Aguilar

Chateau d'Aguilar

Castle at 37 km (direction west-south-west)

The Château d'Aguilar is one of the most famous Cathar castles in the south...

See Chateau d'Aguilar guide


Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction west)

The romantic atmosphere in medieval Lagrasse have made it a popular centre for artisans...

See Lagrasse guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Aude

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Markets in and near Gruissan

Market days in Gruissan: weekly market: every day except Thursday;

  • Gruissan: market every day except Thursday (0km)
  • Port-la-Nouvelle: market Saturday - seasonal market only (10km)
  • Port-la-Nouvelle: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Narbonne: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Monday - seasonal market only (11km)
  • Narbonne: market Sunday (11km)
  • Sigean: market Tuesday & Friday (13km)
  • Fleury: market every day (14km)
  • Coursan: market every day except Monday (14km)
  • Leucate: market Saturday & Monday & Wednesday & Thursday - seasonal market only (23km)
  • Serignan: market Wednesday & Monday & Friday (25km)

More information about Gruissan, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Gruissan, France

What to do at Gruissan? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Gruissan.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Enserune (23km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Narbonnaise en Méditerranée (7km)

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des carrières de Saint-Adrien (39km)
  • Parc et jardin du château de Margon (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gouffre de l'Œil Doux (12km)
  • Forêt de Fontfroide (16km)
  • Étang de Leucate (30km)
  • Etangs du Bagnas (42km)
  • Grotte de la Devèze (51km)
  • Etang de Thau (54km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park


Geography and distances

Gruissan is in the south of France at 61 kilometres from Carcassonne, the department capital (general information: Gruissan is 642 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gruissan

Canton: Coursan

Arrondissement: Narbonne

Department: Aude

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 11430

Distance to Gruissan

from Carcassonne (prefecture): 61 km

from Paris: 642 km

from Calais: 877 km

from Nice: 344 km

from Bordeaux: 351 km

from Strasbourg: 707 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Gruissan from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have found no other towns and villages within

This page in French: Visiter Gruissan