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La Grande-Motte tourism and travel guide

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Visit La Grande-Motte: highlights and tourist information

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

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.

La Grande-Motte is situated in the Herault department and Languedoc-Roussillon region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south of France at 18 kilometres from Montpellier, the department capital (general information: La Grande-Motte is 604 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!


... 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)

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

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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