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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!

 
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Map of places to visit near La Grande-Motte

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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.

Aquarium

  • 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)
 
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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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