Grau-Du-Roi

If you"re looking pour small fishing villages, secluded inlets et deserted beaches tu might desire to aller somewhere else. But let"s admit it, over there is also a avec certitude pleasure in letting yourself importer caught increase in the effervescence of a vacation in a great seaside resort... And if nous top ns the ”Ice cream!”, “Waffles!!” and “10€ Dresses!!!”, this resort provides you auto conviviality de its Provençal market, thé charm of its little restaurants, that fishing port, the 18 kilometres of sandy beaches et the pretty signification littérale houses that gradually importer lost in the countryside...then the Grau du Roi welcomes you!


Vous lisez ce: Grau-du-roi

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beach of les Grau-du-Roi in winter


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thé lighthouse of le Grau-du-Roi


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Trawler being followed de birds


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Fisher on the quays de Grau-du-Roi


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auto Espiguette lighthouse


The town"s history is fairly recent.At auto end du the 16th century, a torrent ns the Rhône rer opened up a breach (called a grau) in auto coastal barrier. This channel was dubbed “Grau Henri” climate “Grau aux Roi” after the king Henri IV reinforced it passant par having two stone breakwaters built to protect it from silting. In thé 18th century a channel to be opened, leading from this sole maritime gateway in auto department of the jardin to Aigues-Mortes. Thé town ns Grau de Roi developed about this canal. Italian immigrants worked out here in thé 19th century and the henchmen activity came to be fishing.Since, the town has actually raised itself to the rank de second biggest français fishing port nous the Mediterranean. In thé Old port you can encore soak in auto charm ns the trawlers chugging in par way ns the swing bridge, the fish market et the quays strewn v nets and bordered passant par restaurants v picturesque façades.At thé end of the 19th century, tourism began to develop. Thé arrival de the railway, the growing penchant for sea bathing et paid vacation temps made for Grau du Roi"s fortune.The Villa Parris near auto old lighthouse is a beautiful example of beau Époque construction. The loger of the dolphin (Maison aux dauphin) is also very typical. Et the visage of auto buildings along auto quay also ont the attractive elements ns the imeuble of the period, also though their confinements meant thé demolition ns the 18th century doubler (watchtower).The confinements of Port-Camargue, reclaimed from the sea in between 1967 et 1985, gave Grau aux Roi a marina the is today the most de nombreux in Europe. The port resembles a puissant reef de quays indigenous which grows a maze-like mass du shops et luxury apartments, toutes les personnes with their own mooring berths.The town could additionally be called Aqua du Roi. Ce is entirely surrounded par water: thé Mediterranean Sea, du course, with its four gros beaches et the untamed et preserved Espiguette Point, thé Vidourle River and a whole jumble of lakes, channels, salt ponds et marshes. Don"t forget, nous are in the Camargue!If the petit beaches in auto town itself room too crowded, marche to the signaler d"Espiguette through its natural, untamed areas et its kilometres du beaches that give cette a desert-like air. A 5-kilometre cycling course connects cette to the Grau ns Roi town centre. At the différent end du the parking lot, after a walk ns a couple of hundred yards, amie reach the nudist beach. Espiguette is also a an excellent spot à la kite surfing.A lighthouse was developed there in 1869. Initially situated 150 metres from auto sea, ce is currently 700 metres inland due to auto sands left by the currents.And si you volonté bored with the sun, thé beaches jaune the live music in the town every Tuesday, Thursday et Saturday in summer, marche to thé Palais du la Mer with its little maritime museum et the Seaquarium.Its 2400 m² loger more 보다 2000 Mediterranean et tropical fish, an impressive chercheur demploi of sharks oui well ont seals et sea lions.Also à enjoy: the annual bien sur in September with thé running du the bulls, artaserse Camarguaise and gypsy music. The l’occasion to dance, eat et drink!If you want part old stones and history, thé medieval town of Aigues-Mortes is seul 7 kilometer away et you have the right to even get there nous a bicycle by following the mareorama channel.