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Le Grau-du-Roi

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Le Grau-du-Roi is a commune in the Gard department in southern France. It is the only commune in Gard to have a frontage on the Mediterranean. To the west is the Herault department and La Grande-Motte village, and to the east is the Bouches-du-Rhone department. Using the sea as a vantage point, the commune has four distinct sections: the right beach (Plage de Rive Droite), the Village, the left beach (Plage de Rive Gauche), Port Camargue and L'Espiguette. Immediately landwards are the large shallow étangs, saline marshes, which separate it from Aigues Mortes, a neighboring mediaeval walled city that used to be a port. The étangs are home to numerous flamingoes.EtymologyLe Grau-du-Roi comes from the occitan word grau (Latin gradus), which refers to the opening of an étang (shallow saline lake), or the watercourse from an etang into the sea. It is roughly equivalent to the usage of the English term bayou. Roi is the French word for King. Aigues-Mortes means literally 'dead water', aigues coming from the Latin aqua.
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Aquarium
Seaquarium
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Beach
Espiguette Beach
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Le Grau-du-Roi

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Architectural Building
Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes Aigues-Mortes
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Site
Salin d'Aigues-Mortes Aigues-Mortes
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Le Grau-du-Roi

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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Duration: 3h 30 min
Beach
Port Camargue Port Camargue
3.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Ranch
El Rancho
2.2
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Le Grau-du-Roi

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Fishing Charter / Tour
Experience Peche Port Camargue
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
Gift & Specialty Shop
Le Cellier des Cigales
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Landmark
Eglise Notre Dame de la Mer Port Camargue
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Maison Mediterraneenne des Vins
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Beaches in Le Grau-du-Roi

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Beach
Marina Beach
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Duration: 4 hours
Beach
Plage Rive Gauche
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Duration: 4 hours

Wildlife in Le Grau-du-Roi

Scuba / Snorkeling
Poseidon Plongee Port Camargue
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

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