World Wetlands Day at the Tour du Valat

Arles - Environnement / Développement durable - Sunday 6 February 2022. - Free

Each year, WWD celebrates the anniversary of the signing of the Ramsar Convention for the protection of wetlands on 2 February 1971 in Iran, of which Luc Hoffmann, founder of the Tour du Valat in 1954, was one of the main instigators.

In 2022, the theme of the WWD is "Acting for wetlands is acting for humanity and nature".

Several activities will be proposed during the day to discover the area but also the usefulness and importance of wetlands. The programme for the day includes visits, conferences, screenings and various workshops. The detailed programme will soon be available for download below.

Foodtrucks will be present at lunchtime to satisfy your appetite!

  • Free

Information provided by Office de Tourisme d'Arles

Where to stay

Mas de Fiélouse - La Tour
Holiday rental

Mas de Fiélouse - La Tour

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

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.…

Things to do

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

Capelière - National Nature Protection Society - Camargue national reserve

Arles

An information centre and a nature observation site in Camargue: reception, library, Camargue natural environment exhibition, a trail of 1.5 km equipped with information boards, four observatories of the marshlands and two observation decks over the Vaccarès reedbed.

The Tour du Valat biological station
Cultural place

The Tour du Valat biological station

Arles

The Tour du Valat aims to promote and contribute directly to the conservation of Mediterranean wetlands. The central part has been designated as a Voluntary Nature Reserve since 1984. It is the largest in France. The station and the reserve are only open to the public for 2 days a year, during an…

Manade Saint Germain
Craftsman / producer

Manade Saint Germain

Arles

The Vadon family offers one-hour visits to the Mas and its horse-breeding operation in a 4x4. In the evening from 5 pm by appointment. Individuals and small groups only.

Where to eat

Chez Bob
Food guide restaurant

Chez Bob

Arles

Cuisine by the fireplace. Décor, posters and paintings, friendly atmosphere, a real home from home. Located in the heart of Camargue! The end of the world.