Le Grau-du-Roi

Le Grau-du-Roi is a seaport village at the foot of the Rhone estuary in southern France, neighboring Aigues-Mortes. Originally a fishing village, on April 26, 1924, the French President of the Republic declared it a “station climatique et balnéaire” (beach resort town).1

In fiction

Part of Ernest Hemingway’s posthumous novel The Garden of Eden (1986) takes place in Le Grau-du-Roi.2 Like the main characters in the novel, Hemingway spent his honeymoon with second wife Pauline Pfeiffer here in May 1927.3

See also


  1. Le Grau-du-Roi.” Wikipedia. Accessed August 25, 2020.
  2. Hemingway, Ernest. The Garden of Eden, 1987.
  3. McDowell, Edwin. “New Hemingway Novel To Be Published in May.New York Times, December 17, 1985.
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