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Visiting La Grande-Motte

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Visiting La Grande-Motte

If we are staying in La Grande-Motte for a week, where would be some places to visit along the coast or inland not too far away? Any recommendations for good eateries? If we arrive by train from Paris, what would be the best way to get ourselves and luggage from train station in Montpellier to La Grande-Motte.

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1. Re: Visiting La Grande-Motte

From St Roch train station, take the Tramway #1 to Odysseum. Take bus 106 to La Grande Motte.

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2. Re: Visiting La Grande-Motte

Many thanks, do you know how much a taxi would cost for same distance?

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3. Re: Visiting La Grande-Motte

<<If we are staying in La Grande-Motte>>

Personally,I wouldn't.

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4. Re: Visiting La Grande-Motte

I wouldn't, either, especially without a car so I could get out of there.

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5. Re: Visiting La Grande-Motte

The distance from Montpellier is about 25km so I think you are looking at around 40 Euros, maybe more.

The bus fare for Hérault buses has just gone up to €1,60 for any journey, including Montpellier Odysseum to La Grande Motte.

Without a car, your options to escape La Grande Motte are limited to the 106 bus to Montpellier and the C32 to Nimes.

The thought occurs that you can leave the Paris train at Nimes and save time and money as you can get to La Grande Motte from there - see https:/…20inclus.pdf which is the summer timetable Edgard route C32. The fare for that one is €1,50

Edited: 06 August 2014, 17:56
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6. Re: Visiting La Grande-Motte

It's about time this area looked seriously at public transport. The bus service is terrible. Trains non existent and the Tam stops miles from anywhere. Can't they see the potential of the readymade, and pretty well, unused canal system. You could go from Aigue Morte all the way to Sete by bateau navette. Getting from La Grande Motte to Maguelone is a nightmare, but would be a piece of p...s by canal. Also Aigue to Palavas and vice versa. Even Ponant in La Grande Motte to the airport or to link up with the Tam to Montpelier. Wake up.....

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Great idea Kltmacd. At about 5-7 knots, it would only take 4 days to reach Sete from Aigues Mortes. No problem, sleeper navettes would be the obvious solution.

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The Languedoc-Roussillon Regional Council is in fact too busy raising money for the Nîmes to MPL tgv bypass and their new stations,as well as finalizing the 1€ TER journey for its residents all over the territory.

laregion.fr/actualite/458/44-train-a-1-mode-…

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9. Re: Visiting La Grande-Motte

Restaurant tip ...

Weekday lunchtimes are good value at the Yacht Club.

The price increases evenings and weekends.

http://www.leyachtclub.fr/

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10. Re: Visiting La Grande-Motte

They used to have a bateau navette to Sete. Funny this one only took 2 hours. Where did 4 days and 5 - 7 kph come from. By canal maybe, but not by sea.

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