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Welcome to Gruissan

How to get there:
By Road :

Distances to Gruissan from: Paris 862 km (500 miles), Toulouse 150 km (90 miles), Carcassonne 70 km, Spanish frontier 100 km.

For the motorist, driving is still a pleasure in France with its relatively uncrowded autoroutes making short work of the distances involved. When route-planning, choose between the western A62/61 via Toulouse, the A7 which offers the shortest route from north to south via Paris or the more easterly A9 by way of Lyons.

Leave the Autoroute A9, at the eastern exit for Narbonne (Narbonne Est).
Then then direction Les Plages by the road D32 it is 14 km to Gruissan.


Discounted ferry fares on all routes are available by contacting Chateau Vary Travel

By Air

Flypark: airport parking at Gatwick,Heathrow,Manchester,Luton and all major UK airports at competitive prices.

RyanAir have daily flights from London Stansted to Carcassonne and Perpignan. In the summer 2 flights a day and in the winter 1 a day. They also have flights from Brussels to Carcassonne and a new schedule from Scotland, Glasgow Prestwick to Girona, north of Barcelona in Spain. There are also regular flights to Toulouse and Montpellier.

Another economical alternative with Ryanair is from Luton. The drive to
Stanstead for Ryanair flights can be a pain because of M1/M25 traffic problems. But Ryanair also flies from Luton to Nimes and there are certain dates available at .98p  Nimes is not too far from Gruissan straight along the autoroute.
You can if you wish return from another airport; car hire companies don't mind where you pick up or leave a car. See the Ryanair website for details.

BMI Baby airlines are the low cost airline of British Midland (BMI) Airlines. Operating mainly from British Midlands Airport, but with additional services from many other UK Airports. BMIBaby open a route from Manchester to Perpignan from 26th March 2006 - a flight daily up to 28th October 2006.

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The nearest Airports to Gruissan are :

Béziers-Agde-Vias (50 km) 04 68 90 99 10
Perpignan-Rivesaltes (75 km) 04 68 52 60 70
Toulouse-Blagnac (150km) 05 61 42 44 00
Carcassonne-Salvaza (70 km) 04 68 71 96 46
Montpellier-Méditerranée (110 km) 04 67 20 85 00

You can easily get car hire at all these airports with Hertz, Avis, Budget and some smaller car rental companies. Car hire rates in the Languedoc are generally lower if the reservation is made outside France. Reservations can be made from the UK for collection at all serving airports. Car Hire - Avis

By Rail
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There is a fast TGV rail service from Paris to Narbonne which takes 4 hours and extends as far as Barcelona. Train station at Narbonne 08 36 35 35 35

Local Transport

Bus Station : 04 68 90 77 64


Taxi Du Grand Large, 10 rue Fabre d'Eglantine, 04 68 49 63 47
Allo Taxi Rey, 8 rue du Sar, 04 68 49 93 50
Taxi Laurent, 35 bd la Sagne, 04 68 49 71 99


During the summer season there is a free bus that shuttles between the tourist office at Gruissan and the beach.