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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Where to stay

Bouvet MAS
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Bouvet MAS

Arles

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.

Things to do

Domaine de Méjanes
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Domaine de Méjanes

Arles

Located near Lake Vaccarès, between Arles and Stes Maries. On this wild, preserved land, horses and bulls reign supreme and the thousands of migratory birds reside here peacefully.

Inspirations

The "Navette"

The "Navette"

Terroir

Celebrated at Candlemas, this traditional Provencal biscuit is also a popular sweet treat all year round

Inspirations

Inspirations

Traditions, lifestyle, mediterranean cuisine

The Sea Urchin

The Sea Urchin

Terroir

According to Marcel Pagnol, "if we only judged things by appearances, nobody would ever have wanted to eat a sea urchin"

Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne

The forerunner of modern art, Cézanne is fittingly celebrated today in his home town of Aix-en-Provence, magnificently portrayed in his work. For the last 40 years, this illustrious painter has been setting the pace for the region's artistic life.