The town was erected under “la mission racine” project lead by the General de Gaulle.
Mission Racine’s objective was to convert the Languedoc Roussillon littoral coast.
The Architect Jean Balladur, in charge of this enormous project, gave 20 years of his life to accomplish this task considered as avant-gardist in the architecture industry.
Inspired by the architect Oscar Niemeyer from Brasilia city, Jean Balladur imposed a modern architecture by using womanly curves.
At this point in time, the town is recognized as a major piece of art and classified “Heritage of the 20st Century”.
For a long time, its architecture was misunderstood and criticized, it is now recognized all around the world. Made out of 70 per cent of green space, diverse flora, large pedestrian pathways, we can say that La Grande Motte seduces a large number of people.