Parc naturel régional de Camargue
Saintes Maries de la Mer, Port Saint Louis du Rhône, Arles - Nature Park
Vast alluvial plain created by the ongoing struggle between the Rhone River and the Mediterranean Sea, Camargue is a fragile territory, where alternate areas of lagoons, brackish ponds, dunes, freshwater marshes and reedbedsThe formation of the Rhône delta and its evolving over the centuries have shaped a specific landscape, characterized by the absence of relief, in which two large areas can be distinguished. To the North, the fluvio-lacustrine Camargue down south along the arm of the River: it is the field of fresh water and crops, particularly of rice. South of the delta, the Camargue laguno-marine is subject to the influence of salt: the huge, shallow lagoons as well as expanses of sansouire (natural environment marked by the presence of salt and halophytic plants) stretching out of sight give one side both wild and attractive. The National Reserve of Camargue, which includes the Vaccarès pond, is the heart.Unique french delta of this magnitude, the Camargue, stands out in Europe by the biological richness of its ecosystems and is a site of international reputation for breeding and migratory water birds. One-third of the french territory ducks are winters from September to March, and is the only breeding area in Europe for the pink flamingos that feed on crustaceans lowercase which abound in saline waters. Among the many species nesting there, there are herons, including Bittern, terns, bee-eaters about the shorebirds and passerines, they make a stop in the Camargue in their Europe/Africa trip in the fall and early springIf the diversity of natural environments in appearance leaves little room to humans, human activities are pervasive in the Camargue. Also, the breeding of bulls and horses bred Camargue (herds), rice, fishing at sea or in ponds, and the subsidence contribute significantly to the preservation of this wetland.To understand this territory, several options to visitors as borrow hiking trails and discovery (Mas de Rousty bridge, the Palisades, the Capelière, the ornithological park, the marshes of Vigueirat), circulate in mountain biking on the dike to the sea, allow themselves to be guided by a Camargue horse or even live a day at a rate of a bulls manade.
Information provided by Provence Tourisme
Port Saint Louis du Rhône
Saintes Maries de la Mer
Where to stay
La Cabane de Gardian
The cabin of the Gardian, building steeped in history at Saint Germain, became in time "make you hunting" then, "The Shepherd's hut" Welcoming several pastoral families. She was able to be reborn in 2014 with its roof in reeds of Camargue, such that wanted me to his original vocation: "The cabin…
The Loft is a traditional building major and indispensable to the Camargue mas. In addition to their function of Messenger pigeons were a delicacy. The Dovecote of St. Germain is built on the basis of an ancient Watchtower, whose origin is estimated in the 11th century. It is a place quiet and…
In an exceptional environment, the Mas Antonelle has preserved the delicate balance between farming, rice cultivation and conservation. With the authenticity of Camarguese tradition, the owner will welcome you in his 5 gites (13G260303/13G281155/13G791005/13G870822). Ground floor: fitted kitchen.…
Welcome in the Regional Natural Park of Camargue, in the property of horses and bulls breeders. You will enjoy a spacious gite situated in an authentic farmhouse with an independent entrance on a private garden with trees. Groundfloor : large kitchen. Living-room/dining-room with fireplace (wood…
MAS of paddy fields
Located 10 minutes from Arles and close to the pond of Vaccarès. In the heart of the Park natural Regional de Camargue, Mas authentic, Camargue, completely renovated in a 3-hectare property with a pool of 12 meters x 5 meters in the Park two bed and breakfast in nature, with views of the rice…
Le Mas Montredon
The Mas Montredon is a farmhouse from the 16th century located in the heart of the natural Regional Park of Camargue, with 3 hectares of land.Hervé mountain guide and Illustrator Isabelle built 5 guest rooms at the fragrance of travel and adventure, with an average surface area of 30 m².Room…
Mas Saint Gerain
At the heart of the wild Camargue where we raise horses and bulls, our spacious rooms of 35 m 2 are located on the first floor of the Mas, Monique and Pierre House. From 2 to 5 people, the rooms each have their shower and toilets private. Sheets, towels, wifi and the breakfast are included in the…
In the heart of the Camargue regional park, gite situated in the middle of the nature, in a traditional farmhouse including 2 other gites and the owners' home. Groundfloor : living-room (sofa-bed for 2 pers.) with fireplace (20€for the Œ stere). Kitchen (microwave, washing-machine,…
Les Repiqueurs De Riz
The Repiqueurs of rice is a cottage which was housing the Spanish seasonal specialized for the harvest of rice, who came each year work in the Camargue. The rice is a tradition in St. Germain. Technological advances now allow to cultivate rice mechanically as other cereals, but fifty years ago,…
Things to do
The paper workshop
Trained in Japan for 1 year, with a master papermaker recognized intangible heritage of Unesco, Benoît Dudognon mounted a workshop paper (washi) in the South of the France. September 29, 2014 at UNESCO in Paris, he was awarded the Unesco biospheres trophies. He worked paper as its 21 years. He…
Hotel Longo Maï
Starting from Arles, take the D36 in the direction of Salin de Giraud. Along the way, you will come across a small village, Le Sambuc and its Longo Maï hotel and restaurant. You can leave your car here and continue by bike. The hotel offers mountain bike or hybrid bike rental by the day, week or…
Domaine Saint Vincent - Mas Valériole
A family estate that combines quality wines with respect for its exceptional natural environment. In the heart of the Camargue, two brothers cultivate the vine and offer white white, bleeding roses and reds to enjoy in the setting preserved an authentic camarguais mas.
A Mas lost in the midst of the luxuriant Camargue, hundreds of hectares of glasswort, tamarisk, marshland, bulls (Rami was twice named 'Golden Bull'), horses, arenas, etc. You are at the Mas des Bernacles. In two huge, fully renovated rooms, Jacques Mailhan can host between 30 and 200 people,…
Where to eat
A chic-country atmosphere, beautiful people sheltering from the sun under wide straw hats provided by the restaurant, plus an immense flowering garden where many of the organic fruit & vegetables used in the kitchens are grown… How could one resist the charms of La Chassagnette? Chef Armand…
Happiness is in the lavender field!
Art de Vivre
The 'Calanques' – Genuine little corners of paradise!
Finer by the year, Provence's rosés are chic, casual and loved by all
Everything you ever wanted to know about Marcel Pagnol!