Things to do in Le Grau-du-Roi

Things to do in  Le Grau-du-Roi

Safaris on the salt

Curling around the western brim of the Camargue, the Mediterranean port of Le Grau-du-Roi is a water-locked paradise where sun-soaked sands and lush wetlands meet head-on. Sandy beaches stretch along the western shore, where the Port Camargue marina is circled by palm-lined promenades and waterfront restaurants. To the east, the pink-tinted salt lagoons and lush marshes of the Camargue Regional Park are a breeding ground for the region’s ubiquitous white horses, black bulls, and flamingos—and visiting is one of the top things to do in Le Grau-du-Roi.

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Founded in 1989, the Seaquarium offers visitors young and old the chance to get up close and personal with hundreds of rare marine species. Located in the coastal town of Le Grau-du-Roi, near Montpellier, the aquarium is divided into multiple exhibit spaces and is particularly well-known for its extensive shark display.More

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How should I spend a day in Le Grau-du-Roi?

Start your day in Le Grau-du-Roi at the Seaquarium, home to 200 types of tropical and Mediterranean fish. From there, explore the seafront and marina. Port Camargue has plenty of watering holes from which to admire docked yachts and motorboats, plus there's a paved walkway running parallel to Plage Nord.

What is there to do near Le Grau-du-Roi?

Le Grau-du-Roi is on the edge of both Camargue Regional Park and the Étang d’Or (a vast, brackish lagoon), and as such offers a wealth of birdlife. The most famous feathered residents of the Camargue are the flamingos, which match the algae-strewn pink salt flats that they call home.

When is the best time to visit Le Grau-du-Roi?

The best time to visit is in summer. Between April and September, Le Grau-du-Roi sees warm temperatures and comparatively little rainfall. Don’t dismiss it in winter though, as the flamingos mate between December and March. Expect mating dances and pink plumage much more vibrant than in summer.

Is Le Grau-du-Roi good for wildlife?

Yes, the area surrounding Le Grau-du-Roi is a wildlife haven. The famous, vividly pink flamingos match the Camargue's pink, algae-infused salt flats. The area is also home to specific breeds of bulls and horses. Camargue horses are small, whitish-gray in color, and traditionally run free through the salt flats.

Which are the best beaches near Le Grau-du-Roi?

There are many beaches within walking distance. In the town itself are Plage Nord and Plage de l'Espiguette, which is the most scenic, with windswept sand dunes. The eastern side of Plage de l’Espiguette is a nude beach. Plage du Boucanet has shallow waters and is good for families.

How many days do you need in Le Grau-du-Roi?

Plan for two days—the first to explore the town, including its old 19th-century lighthouse, and the second to see nature. On day two, head to Camargue Regional Park to spot water birds and migratory birds, in particular flamingos. The abundance of beaches means fly-and-flop visitors can easily spend longer.

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