Modern South-facing property on a luxury gated marina with shared pool , optional private mooring, roof terrace, stunning views, a huge range of activities on your doorstep incl boating, swimming, cycling, horse riding, canoeing, golf, tennis. Aigues Mortes bars/restaurants a leisurely 10-15 min walk. Two kayaks are provided for your use.
This modern airy property is located on a new marina complex on the outskirts of the medieval walled city of Aigues Mortes and is within easy reach of the seaside resort of La Grand Motte and the busy fishing port of Le Grau-du-Roi with a fine sandy beach at L'Espiguette. The property is in a stunning setting, spread over three floors with a large private terrace on the top floor perfect for private sunbathing, and with fantastic views towards the old town of Aigues Mortes. The ground floor terrace area directly overlooks its own private mooring. Unusually for the Port du Roy, this property comes with access to a welcoming swimming pool open from May to September, with views over the whole marina.
A good Wifi service is provided, plus TV, DVD and satellite channels available predominantly in French with one or two English/German news channels.
Aigues-Mortes is a striking, walled Medieval town sitting on the flat marshes of the Petite Camargue, and is considered the purest example of 13th-century military architecture. It looks today pretty much like it did in the Middle Ages. The town of neatly rectilinear streets is surrounded by fortified ramparts. It contains many shops and cafes and restaurants catering for all tastes. Spend time strolling or just sitting whiling the time away. For the more energetic you can walk round the ramparts or hire a bike or boat or go horse riding nearby. A 15 minute drive takes you to the modern and vibrant city of Montpellier with its new tram system making it easy to see this fascinating city with its old town of narrow streets. 30 minutes and you are in the Roman town of Nimes with its Roman Arena and the Maison Carree - a fascinating place to visit.
Languedoc-Roussillon is a region of stunning diversity, with areas of unspoilt natural beauty, vibrant towns and cities, and superb historic monuments. Add to this the incomparable Mediterranean light and the beautiful blue of the sea, and you are in a region of pure delight. The property is in the Gard department which is part of the Cévennes National Park. There are important Roman architectural remains in Nîmes, as well as the famous Roman aqueduct, the Pont du Gard. Also worth visiting are Arles that has a Roman Amphitheatre and is the gateway to the Camargue, and Uzes is famous in the area for its Saturday market as not only does it sell local produce but it also sells cloths of the region as well as plenty of tourist delights.
The nearest beach to the property is a 5 minute drive/15 minute cycle away at Le Grau-du-Roi, and parking can be found near the station or in the town. Grau-du-Roi is a lively fishing port, the vessels can be seen returning at about 16.00 each day.
Just a few minutes to the south east of Grau-du-Roi is a large unspoilt sandy beach called l'Espiguette with its own car park and plentiful kite surfing. To the west of Grau-du-Roi are more beaches around le Boucanet that leads on to the town of la Grande Motte with its distinctive architecture and harbour bars. Well worth a visit. From la Grande Motte to Carnon is one long continuous beach backed by sand dunes called Le Grand Travers, the road is one way only, you can only travel from Carnon to le Grande Motte the rest of the road is used as a cycle track and parking.
There are two 18 hole golf courses within 15 minutes of the property, and tennis courts are available 10 minutes walk away. Boat hire is available at the Port du Roy to enjoy the marina, the local canals, and the Med just a 4 km canal trip away.
Access to AIgues Mortes is easy and there are many options. Montpellier airport (Easyjet/Ryanair/Air France) is 15 minutes away, Nimes airport (Ryanair) 30 minutes, Beziers (Ryanair) 60 mins and Marseille (BA, Easyjet, Ryanair, AF, others) 75 mins. Eurostar/SNCF options are frequent to Nimes station, and there is even a connection at Nimes for Aigues Mortes station - a 10 minute walk from the property.