Welcome to Gruissan in Southern France! Its natural and divers surroundings, its beautiful coast and picturesque town centre make Gruissan an ideal site for your family vacation. Swimming, all sorts of water sports, hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing are among the many outdoor activities the region has to offer. Those looking for some peace and quiet will find a little paradise at the vast Laguna made of salt water lakes which extends along the coast line.
Spend an unforgettable family holiday at one of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful and natural beaches! Your beach chalet, a former fisherman’s house, is located but all but a few paces from the sea.
Your beach chalets
2016: no more availability from the 16th of July until the 27th of August
weekly rental (Saturday through Saturday) only!
Our unique stilt chalets are located directly at the beach on an ever-growing alluvial sand space near Gruissan on the Mediterranean Sea. Built on stilts to bear up against constant flooding, the 19th century chalets used to serve as fisherman’s houses until their destruction during WWII. Rebuilt according to their original design, the chalets now make for exceptional and truly ecological holiday homes. Arranged diagonally along the coast line, all chalets offer an unobstructed ocean view. Interiors ranging from simple to sophisticated allow you to choose a vacation home according to your comfort needs.
Bookings 2018, please send us your requests from December 2017 onwards
Please fill out our enquiry form indicating the number of your party and your preferred travel dates.
7 nights in your beach chalet, reception by our local partners or the owner (depending on the chalet), access to the beach (with lifeguards in July and August).
Train or airfares to/from destination, meals, deposit, sheets, towels, heating, final cleaning, visitor's tax.
Rental bikes (possible, payable on site), final cleaning, sheets.
All former fishermen houses are made of wood. Owned by different landlords, the chalets offer different levels of comfort and amenities. All are equipped with a full kitchen, a patio, as well as queen-size and/or single beds (depending on the chalet). Parking spaces are available on site.
Not accessible to persons with reduced mobility.
For detailed information on different chalets, please fill in our enquiry form.
Gruissan is a seaport located directly at the Mediterranean Sea, in France’s Languedoc-Roussillon region, in the Aude department, approx. 10 minutes from Narbonne and 2 hours from the Spanish border. The town has a population of 2,000 and is made up of several districts: Le Village (historical centre), Le Port (port district), Les Ayguades (natural beach area), and Gruissan-Plage (Gruissan Beach), where the beach chalets are located.
Gruissan is blessed with a well-preserved native environment. An extensive bike path system allows you to explore its beautiful landscape without relying on a car. Be sure to visit Gruissan’s historical town centre which has been voted among “France’s most beautiful villages”. A traditional fishing and wine village, Gruissan is famous for its farmer’s market. Held three times per week, the market offers a huge variety of local specialties such as fish and seafood fresh off the boat, Mediterranean vegetables, olives, cheese, bread, meat and sausages – a great place to shop for fresh produce or simply chat with the locals! Wine lovers may follow the “Corbières” wine route to visit organic winemakers in the region and taste their extraordinary wines. A visit to Narbonne will allow you to discover the city’s rich cultural heritage, including the Roman horreum and the Archbishop’s Palace.
Gruissan Plage is a perfect place to spend your family summer holidays, allowing your kids to bathe, swim or snorkel in the clear, shallow water, build sand castles, or go fishing. Teenagers will find a variety of water activities at the Etang de Mateille, while the lagoons are a great location to relax and observe flamingos. You may also enjoy exploring the oyster park and the saline eco-museum, located right at the end of Gruissan Plage. We recommend visiting Gruissan during the off-season, thus enjoying the sea and the surroundings in peace and quiet.
We recommend a low-carbon train ride by TGV (high-speed train) to Narbonne via Paris or Lyon and Montpellier. From there, you can take the bus or a taxi to Gruissan-Plage.
The closest airport is Béziers (domestic flights only), or Carcassonne.
If you're travelling by plane, please consider offsetting your carbon emissions, for example through the atmosfair programme.
For detailed travel information, please download our info sheet.