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La Grande-Motte tourism and travel guide

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Visit La Grande-Motte: highlights and tourist information

Travel Guide To Visit Attractions

France This Way comment: The 1960's architecture gives La Grande-Motte its unique character, and the long beach attracts the crowds!

La Grande-Motte is situated in the Herault department and Occitanie region.

Important note

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Aigues-Mortes at 8 km and Palavas-les-Flots at 13 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

La Grande-Motte, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to La Grande-Motte in Occitanie.

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

Le Grau-du-Roi

Le Grau-du-Roi

Seaside resort at 5 km (direction east-south-east), in the Gard department

Le Grau-de-Roi is one of the most eastern, and one of the...

See Le Grau-du-Roi guide


at 8 km (direction east), in the Gard department

The remarkable town of Aigues-Mortes is a fortified town that retains its...

See Aigues-Mortes guide


Seaside resort at 13 km (direction west-south-west)

At Palavas-les-Flots you will find a long beach and a resort that...

See Palavas-les-Flots guide
Montpellier-Odysseum District

Montpellier-Odysseum District

at 14 km (direction west-north-west)

The Odysseum district of Montpellier is the vibrant modern new centre in...

See Montpellier-Odysseum District guide
Montpellier-Antigone District

Montpellier-Antigone District

at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

In the Antigone district of Montpellier you can see several exeptional examples...

See Montpellier-Antigone District guide


Cathedral at 17 km (direction west-south-west)

The Cathedral at Maguelone stands on a small volcanic island on the...

See Maguelone guide


at 18 km (direction west-north-west)

The most vibrant city on the Languedoc coast, Montpellier is a very...

See Montpellier guide


at 25 km (direction west-north-west), in the Gard department

Adults will enjoy seeing the many historic monuments in Sommieres, although children...

See Sommieres guide
Les Matelles

Les Matelles

at 29 km (direction west-north-west)

The small medieval village of Les Matelles makes a pleasant break from...

See Les Matelles guide


at 30 km (direction east-south-east), in the Bouches-du-Rhone department

On the edge of the Camargue region, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer is a very pleasant...

See Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer guide


at 31 km (direction east-south-east), in the Bouches-du-Rhone department

The Camargue region of marhes, with flamingoes and semi-wild horses and an...

See Camargue guide


at 34 km (direction west-south-west)

Balaruc-le-Vieux is a small village on the Etang-de-Thau and near Balaruc-le-Bains, a...

See Balaruc-le-Vieux guide


at 36 km (direction west-south-west)

Sete is a very active harbour town on the Etang de Thu...

See Sete guide


at 37 km (direction west-south-west)

No visit to Bouzigues, on the Etang de Thau, would be complete...

See Bouzigues guide

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

Map of places to visit near La Grande-Motte


Markets in and near La Grande-Motte

Market days in La Grande-Motte: weekly market: Sunday; seasonal market: Thursday;

  • La Grande-Motte: market Thursday - seasonal market only (0km)
  • La Grande-Motte: market Sunday (0km)
  • Le Grau-du-Roi: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (6km)
  • Le Grau-du-Roi: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (6km)
  • Aigues-Mortes: market Sunday (8km)
  • Mauguio: market Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day (9km)
  • Lunel: market Thursday & Sunday (13km)
  • Marsillargues: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Palavas-les-Flots: market Sunday - seasonal market only (14km)
  • Palavas-les-Flots: market Wednesday & Monday & Friday (14km)

Hotels near La Grande-Motte

More information about La Grande-Motte, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near La Grande-Motte, France

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


  • Mare Nostrum (14km)

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise et cloitres de Saint Trophime, Eglise de Saint-Honorat des Alycamps (Arles) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Flaugergues (15km)
  • Jardins de la Fontaine (38km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pointe de l'Espiguette (7km)
  • Étangs palavasiens (20km)
  • Etang de Scamandre (23km)
  • Etang de Thau (41km)
  • Grotte de la Clamouse (46km)
  • Grotte des Demoiselles (47km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lunaret (19km)

Geography and distances

La Grande-Motte is in the south of France at 18 kilometres from Montpellier, the department capital (general information: La Grande-Motte is 604 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Grande-Motte

Canton: Mauguio

Arrondissement: Montpellier

Department: Herault

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 34280

Distance to La Grande-Motte

from Montpellier (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 604 km

from Calais: 838 km

from Nice: 257 km

from Bordeaux: 398 km

from Strasbourg: 626 km

Getting here

For driving distances to La Grande-Motte from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Le Grau-du-Roi.

This page in French: Visiter La Grande-Motte

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