Gruissan is a village of just 4,000 people in the south of France, near Narbonne, and lives mainly by vineyards and tourism, it has long beaches. The village is on an island surrounded by a salt lake, and crowned by the tower. The whole town is full of narrow streets, perfectly maintained with details. We are in a French village where life flows peacefully. Stunning sunsets over the lake, and walk through the narrow streets of downtown filled with shops, cafes and creperies
The beach of Narbonne (Narbonne Plage) is about 15km from the city, and much closer to the small town of Gruissan. This vast beach is surrounded by housing developments in the south, and the northern part is totally natural, with just a beach bar. You park on a dirt track. The sand is fine and clean. It's usually quite windy, so it is frequented by surfers.
This tower is the remains of an ancient fortress on top of the cliff, guarding Gruissan. Currently this place is a nice vantage point to see all the town from above, the surrounding salt lake, rolling vineyards and vast beaches. To reach the top you have to climb a small ramp and steps from the church, located in the center of town. Highly recommended.