The Narbonne region has managed to develop its tourist industry. Today, it is one of the most popular destinations in the South of France. Ideally located between canals, lakes and the sea, it offers visitors a whole range of activities: river-boating, hiking, horse riding, biking, river or sea fishing, cultural events and, last but not least, the pleasure of fine sandy beaches in Narbonne Plage and the seaside village of Gruissan.
The village has immense beaches which slope gently towards the sea and are ideal for children.
There is a part of the village which has over 1300 chalets on stilts, constructed on a long strip of fine sand, with hotels, restaurants and shops.
This beach has been immortalised in the movie "Betty Blue" by Jean-Jacques BEINEIX, and it constitutes one of the not-to-be-missed sites that give the beach of Gruissan all its character.
Located at the heart of the Toulouse-Montpellier-Barcelona triangle, at the crossroads of two major traffic routes dating back to the most ancient times, from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, from the Cevennes to the Pyrenees mountain range where the Aude has its source, Carcassonne blooms in the plains of the lower valley, inviting you to walk in and out of its streets. Discover its history, its local cuisine, its wines, or simply enjoy the scenery.
Spain is only an hour from Narbonne and Gruissan.