Open day at the Tour du valat

Arles - The Tour du Valat biological station - Cultural event - Dates and program to be confirmed - Free

In 2016, the theme chosen for these JMZH will be "wetlands for our future: sustainable lifestyles".Program of activities planned throughout the day, from 8 h 30 to 17 h 30: Circuits in the area of the Tour du Valat: long circuit (7 km AR) to the observatories and the Rendez-vous du marais de Saint-Sanchez (free departure from 8:30 until 11:30 and 13:30 to 16: 00) and short circuit (2,5 km AR) to the Observatory of the appointment only (free departure from 9: 00 until 11:30 and 13:30 to 16: 00) thematic tours of the area : "Look at the landscapes of Camargue" at 9:30 by Patrick Grillas, Director of the scientific program, and "The management of the marshes to the Tour du Valat" at 2 p.m. by Damien Cohez, curator of the regional natural Reserve of the Tour du Valat Conferences discussion in main conference room: "birds in Camargue during the last two centuries: what developments?" at 11: 00 by Thomas Galewski and 'Cultural services of wetlands' at 4 pm by Laurent Chazée project managers at the Observatory of Mediterranean wetlands Projections of streaming movies on the Tour du Valat, lead poisoning, the flamingos, the Bittern, etc. recreational workshops for children tastings of products derived from wetlands by the Conservatoire des Cuisines de Camargue from 11 h to 15 h

  • Free

Information provided byOT Arles

  • Contact

    Le Sambuc
    13200 Arles

  • Organiser

    The Tour du Valat biological station
  • Phone

    • 04 90 97 20 13
  • Fax

    04 90 97 20 19

  • Website

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  2. Domaine de Beaujeu

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  3. Le Platane

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  4. Capelière - National Nature Protection Society - Camargue national reserve

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Mas de Peint
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Mas de Peint

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In the heart of the Camargue wild and secret, this elegant Mansion from the 17th is a subtle compromise between the friendliness of a guest house and a boutique hotel. The rooms are beautiful and comfortable, authentic cuisine, exceptional hospitality. And 500 ha for Gallop in freedom.

Le Platane
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Le Platane

Arles

At the heart of Camargue, near Vaccarès pond towards Salins de Giraud, large farmhouse offering 4 gites and 2 rentals. The hamlet of Sambuc has a small grocery store, a restaurant and a café. Common areas for the six rentals : area to play petanque (bowling), parking, children playground and…

La Tour
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La Tour

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On a Camarguese farming concern, three gites of character in the main building (others gites : G28 and G29), on the edge of the Étang du Vaccarès. Farmhouse dating from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Bull breeding, property on the areas of Arles and Saintes Maries de la Mer. Cereal farm.…

Mosaique
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Mosaique

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Detached house, large garden, parking, kitchen living room, comfortable, 2 bedrooms with wardrobe and bed in 140 and 160 new.

Longo may
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Longo may

Arles

The hotel Restaurant "Longo Mai" offers the opportunity to stay in Camargues, in pleasant surroundings, near the horses, Bulls, and more than 350 species of birds in our beautiful region.The 16 rooms, bright, comfortable and spacious.Home cooking, is prepared with care.Local products are prepared…

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Domaine de Beaujeu
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Domaine de Beaujeu

Arles

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The rice Museum
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The rice Museum

Arles

In the heart of Camargue, ideally placed in the middle of rice plantations, the Rice Museum is a place steeped in history. The buildings are the birthplace of the Bongran factory, a pioneering business in the production and marketing of organic rice founded by Joseph Bon, the father of Robert.…

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Arles, Camargue horses and paddy fields

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Between the ponds and the Grand Rhone, this intimate circuit causes the bicycle touring in the heart of a domesticated Camargue. Channels, cultures, architecture, farming... Any party that the man was able to pull of this unique space thus scrolls look handy. Since le Sambuc, typical village with…

Manade Jacques Bon
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Manade Jacques Bon

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Capelière - National Nature Protection Society - Camargue national reserve
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Capelière - National Nature Protection Society - Camargue national reserve

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Sentier du Marais du Verdier
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Sentier du Marais du Verdier

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