The Tour du Valat biological station

Arles - Outdoor leisure

The Tour du Valat Biology Station was created in 1954 by Luc Hoffmann. An independent organisation, the Tour du Valat was declared a non-profit foundation in 1976. Its purpose is to promote and contribute directly to the conservation of the Mediterranean wetlands. The central part has been identified as a Voluntary Nature Reserve since 1984. It is the largest in France. The station and the reserve are open to the public one day a year, during an open-doors day in January. Normally, access to the station is restricted to scientists.

Information provided by OT Arles

  • Contact

    Le Sambuc
    13200 Arles

  • Phone

    • 04 90 97 20 13
  • Fax

    04 90 97 20 19

  • Website

Nearby

  1. Le Platane

    Holiday rental

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  2. Estrambord

    Food guide restaurant

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  3. Grenouillet

    Holiday rental

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  4. Mas de Peint

    Hotel

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Where to stay

Grenouillet
Holiday rental

Grenouillet

Arles

Sur un grand domaine agricole camarguais, ce gîte est un pavillon de chasse du XIXe siècle, mitoyen à un autre gîte, au milieu des terres d'élevage et de céréales, en bordure de l'étang du Vaccarès (Arles Centre 22 kms - Stes Maries 44 kms). Elevage de taureaux Camargue. A environ 1 km,…

Mas de Peint
Hotel

Mas de Peint

Arles

In the heart of the Camargue wild and secret, this elegant Mansion from the 17th is a subtle compromise between the friendliness of a guest house and a boutique hotel. The rooms are beautiful and comfortable, authentic cuisine, exceptional hospitality. And 500 ha for Gallop in freedom.

Le Platane
Holiday rental

Le Platane

Arles

At the heart of Camargue, near Vaccarès pond towards Salins de Giraud, large farmhouse offering 4 gites and 2 rentals. The hamlet of Sambuc has a small grocery store, a restaurant and a café. Common areas for the six rentals : area to play petanque (bowling), parking, children playground and…

Longo may
Hotel

Longo may

Arles

The hotel Restaurant "Longo Mai" offers the opportunity to stay in Camargues, in pleasant surroundings, near the horses, Bulls, and more than 350 species of birds in our beautiful region.The 16 rooms, bright, comfortable and spacious.Home cooking, is prepared with care.Local products are prepared…

Things to do

Capelière - National Nature Protection Society - Camargue national reserve
Cultural place

Capelière - National Nature Protection Society - Camargue national reserve

Arles

An information centre and a nature observation site in Camargue: reception, library, Camargue natural environment exhibition, a trail of 1.5 km equipped with information boards, four observatories of the marshlands and two observation decks over the Vaccarès reedbed.

Manade Jacques Bon
Family recreation

Manade Jacques Bon

Arles

In the heart of Camargue, the Bon family welcomes you to its 550-hectare estate of land divided into rice fields and pasture land for Camargue bulls and horses. Three exceptional spaces are dedicated to relaxation and business tourism: La Bergerie, the 'Le b', lounge bar of the Mas de Peint and…

Where to eat

Estrambord
Food guide restaurant

Estrambord

Arles

Restaurant open every day for lunch, except Saturday, closed the evening.Kitchen type Provencal, the Manager uses the local products (aoc Camargue Bull, rice, organic vegetables, origin of the garden of the Chassagnette in summer season, Mediterranean fish, crayfish of Camargue,...)Reception of…

Mas de Peint
Food guide restaurant

Mas de Peint

Arles

The Mas de Peint is typical of the Camargue in all its splendour. The Bon family runs this 550 hectare estate, showcasing the specialities of the Provence salt meadows. The dishes, prepared with care featuring local produce, taste so much better in the old farm kitchen, or by the log fire in the…

Inspirations

Chichis and panisses

Chichis and panisses

What will it be - 'Chichis Frégis' or 'Panisses'?! Make your choice at The Estaque quarter of Marseille.

The Feria

The Feria

Tradition

The Feria, more than just a bull fiesta!

The Sun

The Sun

Sunshine, one of the fundamentals of life in the South…

The soap

The soap

Tradition

'Savon de Marseille', how to tell the real from the fake