Sentier découverte du They du Mazet

Port Saint Louis du Rhône - Walk - Toute l'année

This discovery excursion is an area accessible in all seasons, except in the case of heavy rain, and this throughout the year. For this circuit marked with orientation tables, you will discover several poles of interest:-Discovery of the Dune: we are faced with a former dune which the supervisor is none other than the Rhone. The dunes were formed with sand transported by the River, the sea and the wind.-Discovery of the Canal of Saint Anthony: The trades of the sea have always been an important sector for the development of the commune of Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône. The canal de Saint Antoine, locally called "the new canal" was arranged recently to encourage the establishment of businesses turned towards the maritime sector. You can observe the recreational craft booming in recent years, mussel farming sector (farming of mussels) present since 1983 on the commune, and finally the sector fishing and processing of products of the sea.-Discovery of the industrial interface: the Zone-portuary, since its construction in the 1970s, is a large site of more than 10,000 ha. This strategic location is explained by the presence of the sea and Sandy bottoms, thus facilitating improvements for navigation. Around this area dedicated to economic activity remain natural spaces it is important to protect. They the Mazet is a witness to the changes from the mouth of the Rhône over time. This sandy, shaped by the sea and by the river training is regularly inundated. It is a feeding area, resting and breeding ground for many birds.-Discovery of the Sansouire: more commonly known as "enganes", it is an environment where it is extremely difficult to live. The salt is present at all levels and calls of its inhabitants-specific adaptations. The plants living in these conditions are called "halophilic plants".-Discovery of the coastline of the Mazet: Carteau Cove has for characteristic low depth waters, which promotes the coming of many species of birds such as the Flemish pink and other shorebirds. Its muddy welcome from many shells that find food and refuge as the Donax (called wrongly telline), the wrong clam (called carpetshell), the knife, the Murex (locally called Bhatnagar).At the last bridge, turning on your left you continue your visit along the dirt road that leads you to the picturesque le Mazet They. You can see the traditional dwellings of the Marsh called "Sheds". Located in the middle of the marshes but also in edge of sea, these huts of fishermen from the beginning of the 20th century are a cultural and historical city of Port Saint Louis element.To move in the marshes, the cabanoniers use a small flat-bottom boat called the "nego-chin".

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Information provided byBouches du Rhône Tourisme

  • Towns visited

    Port Saint Louis du Rhône

  • Transport means

    On foot

  • Distance

    2.45km

  • Duration

    2 to 3hrs

  • Level

    All Levels

  • Phone

    • 04 42 86 01 21
  • Fax

    0442860977

Nearby

  1. Villa Salamandre

    B&B

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  2. Lou Cigalou

    Holiday rental

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  3. La Dauradelle

    Holiday rental

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Where to stay

Villa Salamandre
B&B

Villa Salamandre

Port Saint Louis du Rhône

In the city centre, 100 metres from the Marina, to 7 kms of beaches, Mr and Mrs. SANTI hire in their villa two bed and breakfast. Excerpt from the newspaper LA PROVENCE on 15 October 2008: "Villa salamander, the title"bed and breakfast"is meaningless. Here, one receives at home. And very quickly,…

Lou Cigalou
Holiday rental

Lou Cigalou

Port Saint Louis du Rhône

A 2 pas du centre ville, dans un quartier résidentiel, appartement climatisé de 85 m² à la décoration recherchée et de qualité situé en RdC de la maison des propriétaires. Salon/Séjour avec cuisine américaine entièrement équipée (LV, MO). 1 chambre avec 1 lit/2 pers (160X200). 1…

La Dauradelle
Holiday rental

La Dauradelle

Port Saint Louis du Rhône

Entirely renovated former barn just 50m from the Carteau beach. Family room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms with double bed and 2 single beds (1 wide: 100x190cm, and 1 normal:80x190cm). Bathroom with toilet. Plenty of shelf space. Linens included.

Things to do

Centre Nautique Mer et Passions
Sailing gear hire

Centre Nautique Mer et Passions

Port Saint Louis du Rhône

La Base nautique municipale de Port Saint Louis se situe dans le hameau de Carteau et vous propose diverses activités comme : - du dériveur Pico - de la planche à voile - du kayak de mer - du paddle - de l'open bic - du vago

Fond'Art'Moire
Craftsman

Fond'Art'Moire

Port Saint Louis du Rhône

Dans ses plus lointains souvenirs, Anny Braconnier cousait déjà, imitant en cela sa maman. Elle vient de lancer une collection de vêtements enfants qu'elle confectionne elle-même et dont les patrons s'inspirent des robes et tenues de son enfance. Du déluré ou du classique, avec une touche…

Visites de la Sardinerie Ferrigno
Guided tour

Visites de la Sardinerie Ferrigno

Port Saint Louis du Rhône

After the success of previous years, the Tourist Office of Port - Saint - Louis - du - Rhône organized during the months of July and August 2014, visits to the canning of fish FERRIGNO in the paths of Provence Prestige to promote the trades of the sea in Port Saint Louis.

Kite Experience
Surf sport

Kite Experience

Port Saint Louis du Rhône

Kite surfing school and specialty store.Whether you are beginner or development, Kitexperience adapts his teaching at your level and personality: - implementation of equipment and safety system - discovery window of flight in static and dynamic (traced swimming) - relaunch of a kite in the water…

The beaches of Arles
Beach

The beaches of Arles

Arles

Arles, the largest commune of France, includes a large part of the Camargue and extends between the arms of the Rhône to the beach located 45 kilometres from the city centre: the Piemanson beach or beach of Salin-de-Giraud (naturist area at the eastern end), the amazing architecture of Northern…

La Ferme du Tadorne
Educational farm

La Ferme du Tadorne

Port Saint Louis du Rhône

Teaching animal farm, approved by the Ministry of National Education. At the mouth of the Grand Rhone in Camargue, it extends on an area of 5 hectares the farm has approximately 500 animals who live in freedom. A new area of business is opened with a playful work on the environment, in addition…

Balade à poneys sur la Plage Napoléon
Guided tour

Balade à poneys sur la Plage Napoléon

Port Saint Louis du Rhône

This summer, the Snack Napoleon joins the stable Saint Louisienne for the sake of your children: A Pony all Saturdays and Sundays of summer ride!For €5, 15-minute stroll and ice to water offered to Snack Napoleon!Then go to the Napoleon Beach to enjoy the summer!

Cabane de Gardian de Monsieur Liozon
Craftsman

Cabane de Gardian de Monsieur Liozon

Port Saint Louis du Rhône

Craft studio created in 1976. Traditional production of cabinets, Provençal art and sculptures of Camargue birds. Possibility of visiting a herdsman's cabin, the first dwelling place of the marshland people.

Mini-golf-La Méridienne
Crazy golf

Mini-golf-La Méridienne

Port Saint Louis du Rhône

The mini-golf course is located on the grounds of Tour St Louis.

Inspirations

Lifestyle

Rosé

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Lifestyle

The 'OM'

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Art de Vivre

The Calanques

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