This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website

La Grande-Motte (Municipality, Hérault, France)

Last modified: 2012-08-04 by ivan sache
Keywords: herault | grande-motte (la) | cross (white) |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors

See also:

Presentation of La Grande-Motte

The municipality of La Grande-Motte (8,391 inhabitants in 2009; 1,056 ha) was established in 1974, seceding from Mauguio.
In 1963, the French State launched the Racine Plan, aimed at developing summer mass tourism in - then nearly desert - coastal Languedoc. The architect Jean Balladur (1924-2002; a cousin of the former Prime Minister Édouard Balladur) was commissioned to design cheap, innovative and environment-friendly sea resorts; in his "pyramidal" style, he designed La Grande-Motte, located a few kilometers west of Le Grau-du-Roi, and Port-Camargue, a "borough" of Le Grau-du-Roi.

Ivan Sache, 25 May 2012

Yacht clubs in La Grande-Motte

The marina of La Grande-Motte, with more than 1,500 moorings, is managed by the municipality of La Grande-Motte. According to the French Code of Sea Ports (consolidated version, 1 January 2011), a municipal port should have a Port Council (Conseil portuaire, CP) presided by the Mayor and including port's users elected by the Local Committee of the Port's Permanent Users (Comité local des usagers permanents du port, CLUPP). In several places, users have established users' associations to better defend their interests.

Ivan Sache, 25 May 2012

Association des Plaisanciers du Port de la Grande-Motte

[Burgee of APPGM]         [Burgee of APPGM]

Burgee of the APPGM, newer (left) and older (right) versions - Images by Ivan Sache, 25 May 2012

The Association des Plaisanciers du Port de la Grande-Motte (APPGM) was founded in June 1997 to defend the interests of the non- professional users (plaisanciers) of the marina via the CP and the CLUPP.

The burgee of the APPGM (drawing) is blue with a golden border, charged with two white sails and a motorboat all over, and the white letters "APPGM".
An earlier blog of APPGM, dated 2005, shows what must be the previous burgee of APPGM (drawing and photos). The burgee is white with a blue border and the former logo of APPGM, made of a white "pyramid" representing the local architecture over a red-orange half-sun, in the foreground boats and a fouled anchor, below the black letters "APPGM".
Oddly enough, the straightforward reference to the "pyramids" has been dropped from the current design.

Ivan Sache, 25 May 2012

Société des Navigateurs Grands-Mottois

[Burgee of SNGM]

Burgee of the SNGM - Image by Ivan Sache, 25 May 2012

The Société des Navigateurs Grands-Mottois (SNGM) was founded in December 2009 as a splinter of the APPGM by users dissatisfied with the management of the marina.
The burgee of the SNGM (photo) is swallow-tailed, blue with a white border and a white cross, whose horizontal arm is inscribed "SNGM" in blue letters.

Ivan Sache, 25 May 2012