La Grande-Motte is one of the most popular resorts on the French coast. Built from scratch in the 1960s and 1970s, it has modern architecture, wide beaches, a marina and plenty of recreational areas.
The plan of the resort and its most important buildings was created by the French architect Jean Balladur. The inspiration for the appearance of the village was the pre-Columbian architecture, mainly the Mayan pyramids and contemporary Brazilian architecture. Most of the public utility buildings and hotels built in the first phase of the resort's operation are pyramid-shaped.
In La Grande-Motte, built on the dunes, there is no shortage of seaside attractions. The most important are sandy, wide, perfectly developed beaches and a modern marina. There are also sports grounds, playing fields and walking paths. The entire area has been artificially irrigated to create parks and green areas. Currently, there are over 20 thematic paths in the area for walkers, cyclists and Nordic walking people.