Canal du Midi
From the Atlantic to the Mediterranean
Imagine sunbathing on your towel on one of the great sandy beaches of the Languedoc coast, facing the Mediterranean. To make a jet ski outing or a boat ride with your children in the Gulf of Lions. Wondering what is behind the seabed? Directorate Seaquarium Le Grau-du-Roi, an hour drive from the campsite Les Mimosas in Herault.
Sharks fascinate you? You will see 25 different species in the Seaquarium Le Grau-du-Roi. And this is only a small sample of the biodiversity that awaits you at a total immersion in the underwater world. XXL This aquarium, one of most famous of southern France, has several thematic areas on a surface of 2500 m². The route takes you into the Mediterranean area, the tropics, the area dedicated to marine mammals, the turtle museum, the square of the fishing and the most impressive space of the visit: the Requinarium.
The Seaquarium of Grau-du-Roi is home to over 200 species: sharks, seals, sea lions in Patagonia, seahorses, groupers, moray eels, scorpion fish, sea turtles, clown fish, surgeon fish, jellyfish ...
The visit of Grau du Roi Seaquarium's is not just to observe animals in ponds. In the museum of Tortuga, you will discover all the secrets of the sea turtle: origin, habitat, behavior ... The square of fishing is the space dedicated to the history of Le Grau-du-Roi, a former fishing village transformed large resort. In the area of marine mammals, you can attend training and feeding of animals from the amphitheater. The site contains a media room that will delight your children. Participate with them in the games offered and evaluate your knowledge of the underwater world fun.
The Seaquarium of Grau-du-Roi is located near the north beach of the resort (Port-Camargue), on the Avenue of the Palace of the Sea. It opens every day of the year except December 25 at 9:30. Closing time varies by season: 23:30 summer (July-August), 19.30 from April to June and September, 6:30 p.m. from October to March. The estimated time for the visit is 2 hours.
General Entrance: € 14.50 for adults and more than 15 years, 10,50 € for visitors aged 5 to 15 years, free for children under 5. Reduced rates are applied to families (Family Pack € 45 for 2 adults and 2 children), the disabled (13 €), students (13 €) and groups (10,50 € free visit, 14, 50 € with a guide).
The visit did you like? Enjoy your day in Le Grau-du-Roi to rent a bike and get to the point of Espiguette, gently glide along the canal that runs through the city, water sports after swimming, strolling around the marina ( Port-Camargue) and photograph the iconic buildings of the resort (villa Parris villa Rédarès). If you want to hike, take the time to enter the Regional Park of the Camargue. Safaris are organized to better understand the history of this fragile and protected natural area, and to discover ancient traditions such as bullfighting and salt production.
This family resort has the particularity of being traversed by a channel. On foot or bicycle, take time to stroll along the canal, around ponds and on the seafront, on the laying of Espiguette. The vast sandy beach, part of which is reserved for naturists, extends over 18 km and is protected by huge dunes. It is very well equipped and is a delight for swimmers and athletes who love wild coastlines. Swimming, relaxing, kitesurfing, canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddle, sailing: choose your water sports and spend unforgettable moments with your children! The Grau-du-Roi beaches are supervised in summer and that of Boucanet is accessible to people with reduced mobility. Apart from the beach, you can also play minigolf, paintball, petanque, tennis and make a horse ride with your kids. The town has a water park and an ideal spa for a 100% relaxing treatment before joining the camping Les Mimosas.
Want to explore the Hérault coast every angle? Discover the major attractions of La Grande-Motte, Palavas-les-Flots and Cap d'Agde.
From the Atlantic to the Mediterranean
Handmade sugar candy
Open air museum
The Canal du Midi towards Béziers
The biggest lake of the Languedoc
Town of Cathars
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Town on the water
Olive oil from the Languedoc
At the crossroads of the Orb and the Canal du Midi
Between beaches and vineyards
Also make use of your holiday in the Hérault to practise sports and leisure activities