Parc ornithologique du Pont de Gau

Saintes Maries de la Mer - Bird park

The park combines the enjoyment of walking with the discovery of most Camargue birds or transiting species. It manages its natural areas for environment conservation, nature protection and improvement of public awareness. Since 1974, it operates a wildlife clinic. Information panels, identification cards, migration cards and more bring everyone, beginners or experts, very clear information on bird life, the hosts of the Camargue. Over one hectare, large aviaries are the species the most difficult to observe in the wild, each in its biotope faithfully recreated. Several miles of trails between marshlands and reeds let visitors approach the birds and hold any surprises for the attentive observer. In the Gines marshland, in which a herd of bulls graze in summer, an observatory allows you to see without being seen, thus respecting the privacy of fauna. The park's surface area is 60 hectares.

  • Accessible for disabled
  • Public car park, Coach park
  • Marque Tourisme et Handicap : Auditif
  • Marque Tourisme et Handicap : Moteur
  • Marque Tourisme et Handicap : Mental
  • Marque Tourisme et Handicap : Visuel

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Where to stay

Mas Eseplly - Le Pigeonnier
Holiday rental

Mas Eseplly - Le Pigeonnier

Saintes Maries de la Mer

Au coeur de la Camargue traditionnelle, non loin du Petit Rhône (sur la route du Bac du Sauvage) et à 4 kms des Saintes Maries de la Mer, deux gîtes indépendants sur une exploitation agricole et d'élevage de chevaux. De très belles installations (manège couvert, boxes, carrière, paddocks)…

Aire de camping-cars Plage Ouest
Campsite

Aire de camping-cars Plage Ouest

Saintes Maries de la Mer

80 places au bord de la mer. Possibilité de stationnement, poste de vidange des eaux usées, remplissage eau potable

M. Roger Merlin
B&B

M. Roger Merlin

Saintes Maries de la Mer

A 1,5km des Saintes Maries de la Mer le Mas des Colverts est situé sur une pointe de terre entourée d'étangs avec de nombreux oiseaux et canards dans une zone de nature protégée. Mas proveçal tout confort avec jardin, pelouse, mobilier d'extérieur, barbecue et parking.

Le Palmier
Holiday rental

Le Palmier

Saintes Maries de la Mer

Au coeur du village, à proximité du centre de thalassothérapie, appartement situé au RdC, plein sud, pouvant accueillir 4 pers. Terrasse et cour privées. Séjour / cuisine (micro-ondes). Banquette lit / 2 pers. Chambre avec 1 lit / 2 pers. Salle d'eau. Situé à 250 m de la mer. Lave linge…

El Rocio
Holiday rental

El Rocio

Saintes Maries de la Mer

Only 7 kms far from Saintes Maries de la Mer, in a beautiful ranch specialized in Andalusian horses breeding and dressage, cozy gite overlooking the rear of the ranch, facing the pool and work arenas. Parking on the property, 6x12 fenced swimming pool, accessible from 9h to 20h30. Ground floor :…

Lou Marques
Hotel

Lou Marques

Saintes Maries de la Mer

Less than an hour's drive from Arles, Nimes and Montpellier, les Saintes Maries de la Mer, the main town of the Camargue. With easy reach to the beaches and the heart of the village, this lovely has plenty of character. There you'll find a family atmosphere and be given a friendly welcome with a…

De Cacharel
Hotel

De Cacharel

Saintes Maries de la Mer

An authentic place in the middle of the Camargue's heart In a 140 acres private property. Surrounded by a Natural Reserve, 5Km out of the village.

Chez Mireille
Holiday rental

Chez Mireille

Saintes Maries de la Mer

Appartement climatisé de 110 m² décoré avec goût, au 2e étage sans ascenseur d'une résidence située à l'entrée du village. Hall d'entrée avec un convertible. Séjour/salon. Cuisine équipée. 3 chambres dont 2 avec 1 lit/2 pers en 160x200 et une avec 4 lits/1 pers en 90x200. Lit bébé…

Le Sheriff
Holiday rental

Le Sheriff

Saintes Maries de la Mer

At the exit of Saintes Maries de la Mer side Cacharel road towards the marsh, gite located on the back of the horse ride of the owners: be a real Camarguese ! Private terrace (20 m²) with garden furniture and parking in front of the house, the horses and the public are welcome on the other side…

Things to do

Le Glacier des Saintes Maries
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Le Glacier des Saintes Maries

Saintes Maries de la Mer

"Celui qui a été le premier glacier des Saintes et certainement aujourd'hui le meilleur ! ....Normal, cela fait 30ans que Pierre Morere peaufine les recettes de ses glaces et sorbets, tous fait maison, élaborés à base de fruits frais et des meilleurs produits : pistache de Sicile, alcool de…

Fuego
Fashion / shopping

Fuego

Saintes Maries de la Mer

En 1980, la famille Melkonian crée Fuego. Très vite, la marque conquiert la France entière et bien au-delà. Les marchés européens, russe, américain et japonais sont également séduits. Les imprimés vifs et originaux de la marque reflètent la chaleur du bassin méditerranéen et sont…

Eglise des Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
Monument

Eglise des Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Saintes Maries de la Mer

This fortress church, built in the 9th and 11th centuries on an old Gallo-Roman sanctuary, replaced an oratory that, according to legend, was erected by the Saints. This site was fortified in order to withstand attacks by the Saracens. Human figures can be seem emerging from the capitals…

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Craftsman

Cookies

Saintes Maries de la Mer

Céramiques, poterie Camargue et luminaire artisanales sont regroupés dans cette boutique d'artisanat.

Plage Crin Blanc
Beach

Plage Crin Blanc

Saintes Maries de la Mer

Plage Crin Blanc "Plage Crin Blanc" is located in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. Attended by a lifeguard in summer, this is the ideal place for a day out on the beach with the kids, who will love the fine sand and having plenty of space to gallivant. Packed with bathers in summer, it is also a…

Plage Les Arènes
Beach

Plage Les Arènes

Saintes Maries de la Mer

Plage les Arènes As its name implies, the "Plage des Arènes" in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer is situated just behind the town's famous Roman arena. This handkerchief-size beach, measuring just 200 square metres, offers easy access for the disabled. It is attended by a lifeguard in summer only and…

Le Camargue
Nautical leisure

Le Camargue

Saintes Maries de la Mer

Le capitaine vous propose des promenades en mer et sur le Petit Rhône. Départ de Port Gardian, au centre des Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. Superbe vedette de 99 places. Vous vous trouverez au coeur même de la Camargue, en contact direct avec la nature préservée, sa flore unique, sa faune riche…

La Grenouillère
Outdoor leisure

La Grenouillère

Saintes Maries de la Mer

*25 French riding school horses * Activities: riding lessons, federal exam preparation, competition, training (non-members can access), equestrian games, training, horse boarding, horseback riding (non-members can access), horseback trekking (non-members can access), Camargue horse farming*…

Atelier B-Brothers
Craftsman

Atelier B-Brothers

Saintes Maries de la Mer

Les frères Luc et Laurent Bernard sont artisans maroquiniers. Le premier est spécialisé dans les ceintures, tandis que le second fabrique des sacs (notamment le sac de berger et ses nombreuses poches), cartables et pochettes, dans des tons de brun et de roux mais aussi des rouges et des bleus,…

Where to eat

Hostellerie du Pont de Gau
Food guide restaurant

Hostellerie du Pont de Gau

Saintes Maries de la Mer

Like a well-kept old Camargue lady, this auberge-restaurant has watched over the canals around Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer for sixty years. Then, to everyone’s surprise, in June 2014, Nice-based chef Gérard Ferri took over the kitchens, in a new chapter of his illustrious (and Michelin-starred)…

La Table des Baumelles
Cuisine de Provence

La Table des Baumelles

Saintes Maries de la Mer

This gigantic sheepfold in the Sainte-Maries-de-la-Mer countryside, converted into a "village hall" by owners Vincent Rouzaud and Antoine Simonnet, is where the locals come to dance on Saturday evenings to the sound of gypsy guitars, while revelling in the home-made feast of Camargue goodies. The…

Casa Romana
Food guide restaurant

Casa Romana

Saintes Maries de la Mer

Româna like "Romanian" is the second nationality of Florica Etienne. But Italy is never far away. This is an excellent pizzeria set off the beaten tourist track, in the agreeable setting of a cosy cottage. Florica's husband Christian - a member of the Camargue Mediterranean Cuisine Conservation…

L'Estelle en Camargue
Food guide restaurant

L'Estelle en Camargue

Saintes Maries de la Mer

Set inside Hotel Estelle, a luxurious establishment built around a peaceful lake, this modestly-titled eatery overflows with generous sunshine and good manners. You can enjoy a light lunch by the pool here at midday, or a gastronomic evening dinner complete with candles and crackling fire. Sven…

Le Bruleur de Loups
Cuisine de Provence

Le Bruleur de Loups

Saintes Maries de la Mer

This traditional restaurant, with its no-nonsense decor, is appreciated by locals for its sea-facing terrace out of the way of the town centre and regional cuisine, including such delights as Bouzigues oysters, mussels baked with dill and bull beef stew with tapenade. Good value (and quantities!)…

A Fleur de Sel
Cuisine de Provence

A Fleur de Sel

Saintes Maries de la Mer

The serene atmosphere of this little eatery - cosy inside and sparkling outside is eminently pleasant. Alexandra's cuisine points towards the sea (though not exclusively), is fuss-free and spruce, and comes with a sprinkling of fleur de sel. Naturally.

L'Amiraute
Table 13

L'Amiraute

Saintes Maries de la Mer

It's all aboard this (broad-beamed) ancient ship, with its varnished wood, model boats, lifebuoys and polished helms. The setting - facing the harbour master's office and marina is sure to get you in the mood for the fish, shellfish and lobsters fresh from the tank. Provencal and Camargue…

Les Vagues
Table 13

Les Vagues

Saintes Maries de la Mer

Dive into the yacht-club atmosphere of this maritime-style establishment, decked out in blue and white, berthed in the port facing the boats. Fish dishes served by weight, accompanied by a saffron pistil and basil infusion. Not forgetting the shellfish and tender salads. Authentic light, summer…

Auberge Cavalière
Table 13

Auberge Cavalière

Saintes Maries de la Mer

In the heart of Camargue , L'auberge Cavalière is surrounded by water. The pounds shelter a very special wildlife : ducks, aigrettes, herons, stilts, flamingos…. 44 bedrooms great comfort placed on a 3 hectare domain of cypress, olive trees, tamarisk and pink laurels.

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Lights, Camera, Action! Provence and the Movies

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The soap

The soap

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La pétanque

La pétanque

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The pizza

The pizza

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