Maison de la Nature et de la chasse

Saint-Martin-de-Crau - Cultural place

The Maison de la Chasse et de la Nature opened its doors in September 2008. This museum aims to introduce the public to the art of hunting and the natural wealth of La Crau, Camargue and the Alpilles.

The Maison de la Chasse et de la Nature is the result of a two-fold ambition. In addition to discovering the region's natural heritage, different nature-lovers can come together with the common objective of preservation.

On the ground floor, permanent exhibitions are displayed in three sections.

  • The discovery of the wealth of the three geographical entities of La Crau, Camargue and the Alpilles: geology, fauna, flora, etc. The public can enjoy three extremely realistic slide slows by the Saint Martin painter Marignan, representing different Provençal landscapes and portraying a collection of naturalised animals.
  • A range of traditional human activities in the region, such as pastoralism, salt extraction, rice production, oil production and reed cutting.
  • A focus on cynegetic activity in the region since the dawn of time.

Upstairs, a large mezzanine is dedicated to temporary exhibitions by wildlife artists and conferences. You can discover the current events in the News/Events section. Finally, the Maison de la Chasse et de la Nature can organise guided visits or nature walks for schoolchildren and groups of adults. Contact us for further information during opening hours.

The project has won the Rubans du Patrimoine Award.

The Rubans du Patrimoine competition has been organised for the last 13 years by the French Building Federation, the Association of Mayors of France, Dexia Crédit Local and the Heritage Foundation. It rewards dynamic actions by Mayors with regard to the restoration of heritage. In 2007, following a selection process involving a large number of dossiers, the project submitted by the town for the future Maison de la Chasse et de la Nature was awarded a Departmental Prize.

There is an educational apiary on the premises. Guided visits available.

  • Car park
  • Free

Information provided by OT Saint Martin Crau

  • Address

    Mas de la Samatane
    RD 113

    13310 Saint-Martin-de-Crau

  • Phone

    • 04 90 55 12 56
  • Website

Where to stay

GITE LOU-CABANOUN 2 - N° 4001
Holiday rental

GITE LOU-CABANOUN 2 - N° 4001

Mouriès

La villa gorgée de soleil grâce à sa grande baie vitrée. Gîtes tout confort : cuisine équipée (lave linge, lave vaisselle, vitrocéramique, four pyrolyse, micro onde...), TV satellite et climatisation. 1 chambre avec 1 lit 2 personnes, 1 chambre avec 2 lits 1 personne avec lavabo.…

LES AMANDAIES - N° 910730
Campsite

LES AMANDAIES - N° 910730

Mouriès

Les Amandaies. Campsite in the heart of the Alpilles. 6 shaded pitches 2 washbasins, 4 WCs, 3 showers, wash tubs. Pay washing machine. Electricity supply for caravans. Barbecue, phone point. Climbing and fitness courses in Mouriès. Local produce on site.

Things to do

Le domaine des 3 B
Craftsman / producer

Le domaine des 3 B

Istres

Production de légumes et de fruits en respectant les saisons, l'environnement et la santé des consommateurs. Une production la plus variée possible, en privilégiant la découverte de variétés anciennes pour retrouver les gouts d'antan. Des légumes Beaux, Bons et Biologiques comme les…

Le potager de Bioval
Craftsman / producer

Le potager de Bioval

Istres

Agriculteurs de père en filles et de filles en fils depuis 3 générations sur l’exploitation, passés en agriculture biologique depuis plus de 20 ans. Vente directe de fruits et légumes Bio à la ferme.

Where to eat

Le baroudeur
Menus de Fêtes

Le baroudeur

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