La-Grande-Motte is a modern coastal resort known for its beaches and harbour. Developed in the 1970s it has striking modern architecture sprinkled with modern sculptures along the waterfront.
La-Grande-Motte attracts many summer visitors to its sandy beaches. With a warm climate the area is ideal for sunbathing, swimming and watersports. The harbour is packed with large and small boats and it is possible to take a boat trip, sunset cruise or charter a fishing trip. Along the seafront there is a good selection of cafés and bars for enjoying refreshments and watching the boats and passers-by. Outside the town and harbour, La-Grande-Motte offer plenty of green areas and parks. There are several excellent golf courses which welcome guests. La-Grande-Motte is in the heart of a wine-producing region making it easy to sample local wine. Try the traditional fish dishes such as bouillabaisse along with fresh shellfish which feature on the local menus.
Those seeking a little more history and culture can pay a visit to the Chateau de Flaugergues which is about 14 km from La-Grande-Motte holiday rentals and is known for its remarkable gardens. Montpellier is a large university town with numerous buildings, fountains and monuments of note. The Place de la Comedie is a good place to start your visit, an egg shaped plaza with the Fountain of Graces at the centre. The city has many excellent art galleries and museums including the Museum Fabre, with paintings by Rubens and Bazille, and the Museum of the Languedoc. The unspoilt Camargue region of France is within easy driving distance from holiday apartments in La-Grande-Motte. It offers plenty of natural scenery, walks and wildlife.
The weather around La-Grande-Motte holiday rentals is generally warm and sunny in the summer and cool in the winter. During the summer this coast enjoys an average of 12 hours of sunshine per day. Average temperatures reach 29°C (84°F) in July and drop to around 11°C (52°F) in January with some showers at any time of year. Frost and snow are very rare in this area.
The nearest airport to La-Grande-Motte holiday apartments is Montpellier-Mediterranee (MPL) Airport which is about 16 km drive away along the D62 highway. For international flights, Nimes (FNI) Airport is 51 km away or book a budget flight to Avignon Caumont (AVN) Airport further inland. The Eurostar/TGV trains provide an efficient rail service from London to Carcassonne, making the area very easy to reach by train.