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The beautiful town of Gruissan, nestled in the foothills of La Clape, offers views over the Mediterranean, water sports, an old port and salt marshes.

Gruissan is the ideal holiday destination for sea lovers and water sports enthusiasts. The traditional beaches of Gruissan-Plage and Ayguades offer strong competition to the charming beach at Grazel with its superb view over the harbour. The saltwater lake flanking Mateille beach is devoted to windsurfing and sailing, just as Vieille Nouvelle beach is an untouched area dedicated to sailing. Both big and little kids will love the new swimming pool at the Espace Balnéoludique.

Cruise along the harbour at Gruissan. Opening out onto the Med, it has no fewer than 1,650 berths and two marinas. The harbour master's office, built in the 20th century, is an important part of the modern architectural heritage. The port is the ideal place for an early evening stroll whilst admiring the yachts and the sea.

Gruissan offers a range of sightseeing and entertainment options, such as the Notre Dame des Auzils chapel with its collection of model ships, sailor's ex-votos and modern stained glass windows. Barbarossa's Tower which overlooks the village is a breath-taking sight when viewed from the lagoon at dusk. Younger holidaymakers will love an afternoon at Pirat'Parc where the thrills of magic and rollercoasters abound.

The vineyards boast the Vin de Pays des Coteaux du Littoral Audois appellation; go on and give them a try during your holiday in Gruissan. Gruissan is also where French actor and winemaker Pierre Richard produces his renowned Château Bel Évêque. Other points of interest are the salt marshes at the Ayrolle Lagoon where you can see the salt being harvested and Saint-Martin Island where you can visit Gruissan's Salt Museum.

A holiday in Gruissan will astound you with its wide range of possibilities.

Where to stay in Gruissan

Port Rive Gauche, Gruissan, Aude, France

Port Rive Gauche

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

While visiting Port Rive Gauche, you might make a stop by sights like Gulf of Lion and Plage du Grazel rive gauche - Poste de secours no6.

Port Rive Gauche

Top hotels in Gruissan

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel de la Plage
Hotel de la Plage
2 out of 5
13 Ter rue du Bernard l'Hermite, Gruissan
The price is £70 per night from 21 Sep to 22 Sep

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Tour Barberousse, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Etang de Bages-Sigean and Narbonne Cathedral. Canal de ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (22 reviews)

"The Hotel de la Plage is a fantastic beach hotel. Perfect location, great staff, clean and comfortable. I highly recommend this hotel! It is a true gem in Gruissan. The owners and staff are very personable and make you feel welcome."…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2019

Hotel de la Plage
Hotel Phoebus Garden & Spa
Hotel Phoebus Garden & Spa
3 out of 5
The price is £74 per night from 21 Sep to 22 Sep

Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Narbonnaise en Méditerranée Natural Regional Park and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Gruissan Beach. Plage ...

3.9/5Good! (257 reviews)
Business stay

"No WiFi in the rooms"…"

Reviewed on 24 Jun 2019

Hotel Phoebus Garden & Spa
Hotel Port Beach
Hotel Port Beach
3 out of 5
The price is £75 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct

Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Narbonnaise en Méditerranée Natural Regional Park and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Gruissan Beach. Tour ...

4.1/5Very Good! (142 reviews)
Nice Hotel - Great Location

"Road at the front, Quayside at the back and a secure car-park attached. The room was on the small side but spotless and very attractively decorated in red and white, with a small balcony and a superb view over the quay / marina. The only niggle was the 16:30 check-in time, which is inordinately ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2019

Hotel Port Beach

Popular places to visit in Gruissan

Salin of Saint Martin Island
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Salin of Saint Martin Island

You can spend an afternoon exploring the galleries in Salin of Saint Martin Island during your trip to Gruissan. While in the area, you can find time to visit its casinos.

Tour Barberousse
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Tour Barberousse

You can learn about the history of Gruissan when you stop by Tour Barberousse. Visit the area's casinos or simply enjoy its wineries.

Narbonne Cathedral
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Narbonne Cathedral

4.5/5(9 reviews)

You can learn about the history of Narbonne with a stop at Narbonne Cathedral. Visit the area's cathedral and casinos.

Top things to do in Gruissan

Private, scenic cruises on the Canal du Midi
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Private, scenic cruises on the Canal du Midi

£104
Per adult
Carcassonne Citadel Photography Tour
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Carcassonne Citadel Photography Tour

£23
Per adult
Carcassonne Complete Photography Tour
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Carcassonne Complete Photography Tour

£41
Per adult

Reviews of Gruissan

4.5

Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

29 Sep 2019

Quiet at end of September. Very French resort. Good restaurants and old town worth a visit.

5/5 - Excellent

Helen

2 Jun 2019

Exclusively French resort ideal for families

Cities near Gruissan

Narbonne showing a bridge and a river or creek

Narbonne

Port-la-Nouvelle

Port-la-Nouvelle