Croisière fluviale sans permis à La Grande-Motte

Boating vacations in La Grande-Motte

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Discover the Camargue region onboard one of our license-free boat rentals and travel to La Grande-Motte, an unmissable stop-over!

In La Grand Motte, you’ll discover a unique architecture: the “Ziggourat” style of apartment buildings is inspired by pre-Columbian pyramids and gives a distinctive feel. Architect Jean Balladur designed them and planned the town to favor pedestrians and cyclists, making for pleasant strolls after mooring your boat.

Should you desire trying your luck, head to the Casino Pasino de La Grande-Motte. If partying is more your thing, one evening head to one of the many “paillottes” (beach hut bars) on the Grand Travers beach. We recommend L’Effet Mer and La Voile Bleue where you’ll be able to sample their delicious cocktails while watching the sea or hitting the dance floor!


If you’re a golf enthusiast, you won’t want to miss the 3 courses and other facilities available at the Grande Motte International Golf Club. It’s easy to get to as it’s right next to the town.


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Navigation map of the cruising area around La Grande Motte

La Grande-Motte

Rent a boat without license on La Grande Motte

Book your vacation in the Camargue from either of our two bases in Saint-Gilles and Port Cassafières:



What to do in La Grande Motte ?

There’s plenty to do during a boating vacation in La Grande Motte:

Croisière fluviale sans permis à La Grande-Motte


Enjoy sunbathing and many activities on the beautiful beaches La Grande Motte has to offer:  great facilities, seaside shops, water sports like jet-skiing and Stand-Up Paddle, there’s something in it for the whole family!

Balades à cheval


A horse ride is a fantastic way of discovering the Camargue region from a different angle and get to know the infamous local breed of horses. The Espiguette beach and the sand dunes are popular hiking spots.

Partie de pétanque


Take advantage of being in the region to play pétanque (lawn bowling or Bocci ball). You could also make a booking to play on one of the three golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, making up the 42 holes on the International Golf Course.

What to see in La Grande Motte?

La Grande Motte is the perfect stop-over on a cruise through the Camargue region, whether you’re a beach lover, a water sports enthusiast or just looking to spend quality time with your family.

Le Paséo

This modern complex is a great place at any time of the day. The bar offers a modern décor to spend the day or the evening. Enjoy their original cocktails, tapas boards, artisan ice creams and extensive drinks menu. Regular events include Easy Afternoons and DJ nights. The restaurant offers a cosy and intimate atmosphere.

Chevaux de camargue

Animals of the Camargue

Make the most of your boating vacation in the Camargue and discover its iconic white horses, either in the wild or in one of the many “manades” (farms). There, you’ll also be able to see some of the emblematic black bulls. Don’t forget to bring binoculars to be able to observe the pink flamingos!

Croisière fluviale sans permis à La Grande-Motte

The seaside 

Enjoy a quiet time lounging on the beach while the children have fun playing on the sand. Get refreshed with a dip in the sea or an ice cream cone. You can also rent out pedal boats to go a bit further from the shore and jump into the sea. End the day with a walk along the harbor, to admire the beautiful yachts and dine in one of the many restaurants.


Discover our suggested itineraries in Camargue 

Explore Port-CassafièresCamargue - Southern France
7nt Port Cassafières to St. Gilles
135.9km | 2 locks | 18 hrs of cruising

Cruise across the open waters of the Etang de Thau, have fun on the beach, stroll around the ancient walled city of Aigues-Mortes, tour the salt-flats and enjoy an evening on a cattle ranch.


Our bases in Port Cassafières et Saint-Gilles

Port Cassafières

We have two bases in the Camargue: Port Cassafières and Saint-Gilles, allowing you to start your trip from the western or eastern parts of the region. Port Cassafières is ideal for families, thanks to its proximity to the beach in Portiragnes and to the Étang de Thau. Saint-Gilles is the perfect starting point to discover the heart of the Camargue: the medieval town of Aigues-Mortes, the many lakes, along with the wild horses and pink flamingos that are so typical of the area.


Download our region guide

Region Guide

Our region guide offers information on each town or village we recommend, along with practical information on local facilities, markets and restaurants. It also includes cruising times between all of these stops, information on locks, moorings and facilities that are specific to each region.


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Rent a boat without license on La Grande Motte

Book your vacation in the Camargue from either of our two bases in Saint-Gilles and Port Cassafières:



Customer Reviews

Steve Conyers:

 Le Boat always supply a wonderful boat and a great check in experience. Full of information and advice. The upgrade to a 1-way cruise was appreciated. We loved all the ports and towns that we visited. 

Paul Rutherford:

 Le Boat are the best! Their customer care and service are second to none! Wow…the staff at St Gilles Base are ALL wonderful. They are so kind and welcoming, they are almost like our 2nd family. 

Jeffery Sonsino:

 ...This was a magnificent trip, everyone on board, from the kids to the grandparents, had a great time. Le Boat = freedom. We stopped wherever we wanted, anytime we pleased. We ate where we wanted or cooked what we found.