Just an hour down the road from Uzes, near Montpelier, is the beach resort, La Grande-Motte. At first glance, it’s a bit like seeing a piece of contemporary furniture among French antiques.
By all descriptions, La Grande-Motte is a modern, planned, vacation home community. I wasn’t expecting to see such a place in this part of France. Perhaps around Nice. But not so close to Montpelier, a city that is so splendid and classically elegant. Nevertheless, the manicured walkways, golf courses and harbor at the holiday site are very appealing.
A sailing regatta was underway the day I was visiting. Many of the famous boaters of France were participating.
A walk around the property leads to the promenade with shops and restaurants.
Dejeuner offers a wide selection of local fare.
La Grande-Motte, which boasts seven miles of sandy beach, offers a wide choice of accommodations. In season, I understand the resort is filled to near-capacity.
I mean, who can resist a walk or bike ride along this beautiful shoreline?
One of the best features to me is the proximity to one of my favorite places — the Camargue. Catamaran tours and 4×4 “safaris” into the marshlands of the Camargue are once-in-a-lifetime adventures that make La Grande-Motte a stop on my tour list.
Categories: Around France, Beaches, Blog, Day Trip, La Grande Motte
Great summer stay- I used to own an appt there!
I’d love to go back someday. Bet you loved it!
Deborah we will put this on our list of visits when we return. It is truly a wonderful resort town and sure to make you want to exercise and then eat a wonderful meal with great views and lots of wine!!!
Will be good to visit when there are not too many tourists. Let’s go!