Yachting Marina in the Mediterranean
Built in the 1970s, the Port Camargue pleasure marina and harbour is the ideal base for docking, with its sheltered entrance and many nautical services provided. It is the largest marina in Europe. The port is situated next to the old fishing port of Grau du Roi and its canal lined with fishing boats, old buildings, hotels and cafés. This can be reached from the marina by foot or cycle path.
Facilities for yachting visitors
The port itself has a 60ha basin, 100ha of land, 4500 berths, 2105 of these public and 2242 in the private marina. There are 15,000 m2 of service areas, 3 wet docks, and electricity and surveillance provided. 175 shops or companies are based in the immediate area, as well as 60 nautically related shops and activities. Three shopping centres provide all your needs and the tourist shops in Grau du Roi have plenty of choice for souvenirs.
What can you do on land?
Situated 20km away from Montpellier and 40 km from Nîmes, there are over 300 days of sunshine a year in Port Camargue. This is the ideal base for a spell of land-based tourism, located on the edge of the Camargue, a national park with a sense of mystery and unique natural environment. This is the land of black bulls, white horses and their horseback guardians, flamingos, marshes full of migrating birds, and gypsies.
But you do not need to travel far from shore, there are plenty of activities for you to choose from:
• Horse riding in the Camargue
• Visit the fishing port of Grau du Roi
• Visits by Range Rover to the heart of the Camargue for photography or ornithology
• Lazing on one of the three sandy beaches including the reserve of l’Espiguette with its dunes
• explore Aigues-Mortes, historic town and departure point for Crusaders from many nations of Europe on their way to Jerusalem
• Beach sports – volley-ball, dune buggies
• Watersports – kite surfing, water skiing, sailing, diving others
• Enjoy local casinos and nightclubs
• Traditional markets
For more information please visit the Port Camargue Tourist Office
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