Published 22 / 06 / 2023 Reading time: 2 min
Are you interested in an original and easily accessible walk? So come and follow the history of the Port de Plaisance in Gruissan!
Discover the Top 5 of our most popular guided tours!
1) Guided tour “once upon a time the port of Gruissan”
Are you interested in an original and easily accessible walk? So come and follow the history of the Port de Plaisance in Gruissan! This walk from the Menhirs to the Sundial makes you relive on foot the origins of the Port labeled Heritage of the XXth century. Between urban planning and the major works of the Racine mission, the little-known works of art that inhabit the Port and the architectural design of Raymond GLEIZE, a new look at audacious architecture is offered to you. This journey through time, rich in anecdotes, can only surprise you...
2) Gourmet fillets
Gruissan is renowned for its secular maritime tradition. Participating in this walk is the guarantee of meeting fishermen and oyster farmers. You will have the chance to closely share their passion and their family heritage passed down from generation to generation. Climb aboard the little train to the Ayrolle cabins and discover the daily life of fishermen at their workplace. Local fishermen share with you their knowledge and ancestral fishing techniques. Then you try to remember the names of the different species of fish that inhabit the Gruissanot waters. You continue this privileged moment at the Halle de la pêche in the village to complete your lunch menu. Now on the way to the chalets, and head to the Perle Gruissanaise for a tasting with the flavors of the sea made for you! An experience that will awaken all your senses and leave you with lasting memories of the authenticity of Gruissan.
3) Visit of the castle
Do you love archaeology, pirate legends and the world of sailors? The visit of the Tower of Barbarossa is a must. It dominates Gruissan and overhangs the pond. You dive into the heart of the village's history while enjoying a grandiose setting. The Cape massif, the Mediterranean, the salt marshes and even Narbonne seem within reach. Your children imagine the adventures of Barbarossa or those of Louis XIII's soldiers commissioned by the king to destroy the fortifications. Your little explorers frolic among the old stones and their imagination does the rest.
We offer you another option for strolling through the alleys of the Gruissan circulade: the theatrical visit. Immerse yourself in the captivating history of Gruissan in a unique and entertaining way! The talented comedians take you on an exciting journey through the picturesque streets. They tell you the history of the places, anecdotes and legends with humor. As you walk, you will meet colorful characters: a bourgeois from the 18th century, a facetious fisherman and a talkative peasant straight out of the Middle Ages. Each of them will tell you fascinating stories about daily life in Gruissan at different times, transporting you to a world of twists and turns.
4) Electric-assisted bicycle tour
Let yourself be lulled by the song of the cicadas that punctuate your walk and soak up the serene atmosphere of our Mediterranean jewel. Our electrically assisted bike ride offers you an unforgettable experience accessible to all between the scrubland and the lagoons. You marvel at the magnificent vineyards that dot the landscape, offering a panorama worthy of a postcard. Thanks to the electric assistance, you make the most of every moment, letting the technology accompany you in your discovery of the surroundings. It is an ideal adventure for all lovers of nature, history and culture. Whether you are an experienced cyclist or simply curious to discover the hidden treasures of Gruissan, this ride offers you a unique way to enjoy the beauty of the landscapes while learning more about the history of Occitania.
5) Gruissanot Tour
At the wheel of your electric Fiat 500, you leave our beautiful seaside resort to venture into the heart of the magnificent landscapes that surround the borders of Gruissan. From picturesque vineyards to verdant plains, the breathtaking panoramas pass by. With your small Dolce Vita-style group, you ride in complete serenity, without noise and without polluting emissions. The highlight of this walk lies in the encounters with passionate producers. You visit local farms, you chat with winegrowers and other craftsmen who are passionate about their profession. You learn more about their production techniques and unique products. Of course, the tastings are numerous and you let yourself be seduced by little-known flavors.
Among the planned stops: the Chocolatiers Cathares for a sweet break, a new partner wine estate in the heart of the Corbières, in Ribaute: the Domaine des Cascades or the Cyril CODINA vinegar factory in Lagrasse.