Etang de Vaccarès

Saintes Maries de la Mer - Lake/Pond

L'étang de Vaccarès, s'étalant sur 6500 ha, fait partie d'un vaste complexe d'étangs saumâtres de plus de 10 000ha. D'août à avril, ces étangs accueillent des dizaines de milliers d'oiseaux d'eau, venus du nord de l'Europe passer la mauvaise saison en Camargue (canards, foulques et grèbes essentiellement). En avril, les sternes venues d'Afrique viennent y nicher en colonies, en compagnie des mouettes, goélands et avocettes sédentaires. Enfin, toute l'année, ce sont les lieux d'alimentation privilégiés des flamants roses et des hérons (aigrettes, hérons cendrés). Les poissons, très abondants, donnent lieu à une pêche professionnelle active en limite de la Réserve (athérines, anguilles, muges, dorades, loups, soles, carpes, brèmes, sandres).

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At the heart of the Regional Natural Park of the Camargue, a typical farmhouse in the contemporary décor, spacious rooms overlooking the garden and pool, quiet absolute.

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The Vaccarès Lodges, a new guesthouse in the heart of the Camargue, located in front of the Vaccarès pond, is a 17th century farmhouse that offers 5 rooms and suites for an exceptional outdoor experience.The property and its 120-hectare park is a prime refuge for local birds. Observation posts…

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