The Tour du Valat biological station

Arles - Cultural place

The Tour du Valat Biology Station was created in 1954 by Luc Hoffmann. An independent organisation, the Tour du Valat was declared a non-profit foundation in 1976. Its purpose is to promote and contribute directly to the conservation of the Mediterranean wetlands. The central part has been identified as a Voluntary Nature Reserve since 1984. It is the largest in France. The station and the reserve are open to the public one day a year, during an open-doors day in January. Normally, access to the station is restricted to scientists.

Information provided by OT Arles

  • Address

    Le Sambuc
    13200 Arles

  • Phone

    • 04 90 97 20 13
  • Website

Where to stay

Grenouillet - N° 502
Holiday rental

Grenouillet - N° 502

Arles

Sur un grand domaine agricole camarguais, ce gîte est un pavillon de chasse du XIXe siècle, mitoyen à un autre gîte, au milieu des terres d'élevage et de céréales, en bordure de l'étang du Vaccarès (Arles Centre 22 kms - Stes Maries 44 kms). Elevage de taureaux Camargue. A environ 1 km,…

Longo may
Hotel

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…

Mas de Peint
Hotel

Mas de Peint

Arles

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.

Things to do

Manade white
Family recreation

Manade white

Arles

Authentic 250-hectare Camargue agricultural operation for the breeding of Camargue horses and bulls and the traditional cultivation of rice and durum wheat. Come and discover our life, our traditions and our wonderful landscapes and stay in the peace and comfort of one of the oldest Mas in…

Manade Allard
Family recreation

Manade Allard

Arles

A place authentic in a natural site in the vicinity of the Grand Rhone

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.

Where to eat

Longo may
Cuisine de Provence

Longo may

Arles

The hotel-restaurant allows guests to stay in the heart of Camargue in lovely surroundings in a magnificent region, close to horses, bulls and 356 species of bird. The 16 rooms are bright, attractive and spacious. The carefully prepared home-cooking uses regional produce to create traditional…

Estrambord
Food guide restaurant

Estrambord

Arles

Restaurant open every day for lunch, except Saturday, closed the evening.Kitchen type Provencal, the Manager uses the local products (aoc Camargue Bull, rice, organic vegetables, origin of the garden of the Chassagnette in summer season, Mediterranean fish, crayfish of Camargue,...)Reception of…

Mas de Peint
Food guide restaurant

Mas de Peint

Arles

In the heart of the Camargue wild and secret, this elegant 17th century mansion 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. 500 ha for Gallop in freedom.With its…