La Grande Motte
La Grande Motte is an atypical seaside resort that emerged from the sand at the end of the 1960s. It was the ambitious architect Jean Balladur who, under the impetus of General de Gaulle, imagined these strange buildings that still contribute to the city's originality and reputation today. Located only a quarter of an hour's drive from our campsite in Palavas-les-Flots, la Grande Motte is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Languedoc-Roussillon.
An original architecture combining concrete, sea and green spaces
During your excursion to La Grande Motte, you will undoubtedly be surprised by the avant-garde and very original architecture of the city, which has earned it the label "Heritage of the 20th century". Indeed, its curved and rounded dwellings located in what is called "the female district" necessarily attract the attention of visitors. These buildings, inspired by pre-Columbian pyramids, contrast with the tall, straight pyramids belonging to the "male district" of the seaside resort. The highest of these is simply called the Great Pyramid. It is worth taking a walk in the streets of the city to get a closer look at this futuristic architecture that leaves no one indifferent. Contrary to some preconceived ideas, the Grande Motte is incredibly well provided with green spaces: they represent about 70% of the city! This makes it a relaxing seaside resort where nature is always omnipresent. This "garden city" is the ideal destination to recharge your batteries during your camping holiday in the Hérault.
Visit and enjoy the Grande Motte in the Hérault
The seaside resort is ideal for cycling with family or friends in the long, secure paths of pine forests. Of course, La Grande Motte is also its marina and its fine sandy beaches. Among them, the family beach of Le Couchant is the ideal place to relax or practice one of the many water sports in the region. The beach of Grand Travers with its dunes is also worth a visit if you prefer a more wild place. As for the pond of Ponant, it should satisfy both hiking enthusiasts and nap lovers thanks to its calm and tranquility. You can meet pink flamingos, egrets and other avocets that have all made their home in this charming natural environment. Looking for an ice cream or a glass on the terrace? In La Grande Motte, shops are never far away and many restaurants and shops will welcome you during your walk by the sea. If you are a gambler, the city's Pasino casino awaits you with its many slot machines and traditional table games. A nice way to end your day in this pleasant seaside resort, hoping that luck will be with you!
La Grande Motte is waiting for you!
Whether you are rather sporty or idle, La Grande Motte adapts perfectly to your way of thinking about your holidays in the Hérault. A place of both entertainment and relaxation, the city hosts a large number of events during the summer season. Shows, entertainment and fireworks will be on hand to brighten up your stay in Occitania. Something to spend good times with family or friends and to leave indelible memories of your camping holiday in Pavalas-Les-Flots.