Enjoy an intimate small group tour experience and immerse yourself in Camargue culture on this full-day minibus tour.
What to Expect
The Rhône river creates a delta now known as the Natural Park of Camargue: the main objective of the park is to protect the fauna and flora and also preserve agricultural activity and local cultural heritage. Drive to the fascinating Medieval city of Aigues-Mortes: with its crenelated wall with 5 towers and 10 fortified gates, it is considered to be the purest example of 13th-century military architecture.
10,000 hectares of salt marshes stretch over the city exit. Discover how salt is harvested by the saunier, the salt worker, and find out about the specific pink colour of the seawater during a 1-hour train ride. On the way to Saintes-Maries de la Mer, cross over the Petit Rhône river by using the Bac du Sauvage ferry (cable ferry).
Enjoy some free time in the village of Les Saintes-Maries de la Mer located on the sea-shore, famous for its massive fortified church sheltering the reliquary containing the relics of St Sara. For centuries, the city has been object of pilgrimages. Take the opportunity to climb up to the paved watch path which encircles the church roof and enjoy an unforgettable view of the sea and the Camargue plain. You might also simply wish to spend some relaxing time on the beach and take a refreshing bath in the Mediterranean sea.
Then head to Arles, driving on the Grande Camargue area. Discover the vast and flat marshy land populated by exceptional creatures like egrets, grey herons, swans and majestic pink flamingoes, black bulls, and white horses. Lastly, visit Arles, the rice capital, also deeply linked to Camargue culture: visit the Roman Amphitheater also called Arenas and in which bullfights and Course Camarguaise take place each year.
- Transportation in an 8-seater air-conditioned minibus
- English-speaking driver
- 1 hour train ride to visit the Salt Marshes
Know Before You Go
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended