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.