Best Languedoc beaches: Gruissan Plage, France

x gruissan plage3Gruissan Plage, France, close to Narbonne is a marvellous wide open stretch of flat sand that guarantees you and your family plenty of space even in the height of summer. This is one of our favourite amongst all the Languedoc beaches. All the Languedoc beaches around this area of the coast are characterised by open, flat expanses of golden sand. It is a close run thing between Narbonne Plage and Gruissan Plage, but Gruissan just gets my vote by a nod because the town behind it is a far nicer place to walk around when you're looking for a break from the sun. 

Also, Gruissan Plage has the extra kudos of being the setting for the French film, Betty Blue, a film about two passionate lovers living in a beach hut.


Best Languedoc beaches: Gruissan Plage, France

Gruissan Plage, France is located just east of Narbonne. Come off the A9 at the Narbonne exit (junction 37). Take the D168 and D32 all the way to Gruissan. This is a pleasant 10 minute drive. On the outskirts of Gruissan you come to a round about. Go straight over and follow the signs to Gruisssan plage. As an alternative, Narbonne plage is just up the coast. Gruissan Plage is featured in our list of the Top 5 Beaches in Languedoc. See this article for more great Languedoc beaches or visit Discover Gruissan for information on what to do and see in the area.


Gruissan France

x gruissan plageThe town of Gruissan, France, is situated slightly away from the Mediterranean coast, between the hills of the Clape and the lakes frequented by the pink flamingos. Gruissan was originally a fishing village on a small island surrounded by marshland. The narrow streets of Gruissan village are built around the 13th century castle tower and form a circular pattern (called a Circulade). In recent years Gruissan, France, has expanded considerably with the development of holiday homes close at Gruissan Plage, a modern yachting marina and holiday apartments built along the palm-lined quays

Gruissan, France, is a small resort with a Casino and the four nightclubs. There is always plenty of night life in the bars and restaurants around the marina, where you can dine while overlooking the yachts and listen to live musicians playing all types of music. The miles of clean uncrowded beaches at Gruissan Plage, with fine sand, warm seas and safe bathing for children, provides everything you need for a great holiday in the South of France. There is a wide range of water sport activities for all the family and you will also find a range of other activities including horse riding, cycling and an amusement park.


Accommodation in Gruissan Plage, France

If you would like to rent a house close to Gruissan Plage please see the Go Languedoc selection of Narbonne villas.



gruissan_franceThis French holiday home looks onto the Etang in this lovely beach resort near Narbonne South of France. The holiday home was built in 1900 and was totally renoveted in 2012. It has 4 large bedrooms, 2 shower rooms and a private court yard/garden. Everything is walkable including the beach at 2km.

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