The Camargue
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  • Camargue: Safari from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

    1. Camargue: Safari from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

    Depart from the Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and head out on a 2-hour safari around the scenic Camargue, southern France. Headed by a designated driver and guide, your group will discover the blossoming flora and fauna unique to this bucolic region.  See the famous white Camargue horses roaming freely in the fields from the heights of the convertible 4x4 motor. Snap shots of flamingos and different bird species flying around the edge of the ponds and bodies of water found in this serene area while listening to the story of the Camargue.  Travel to a bull farm where you will encounter black bulls and learn about the bull farming life from your informative guide.

    Our trip by safari was incredibly informative, though it was hard to see the flamingos specifically. The only issue with riding in the back of the 4 x 4 was that it was difficult to hear what the driver was saying in regard to the area due to the wind.

  • From Avignon: Half-Day Camargue and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

    2. From Avignon: Half-Day Camargue and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

    Depart Avignon and embark on a half-day tour of the beautiful wetlands and other landscapes of the Camargue by air-conditioned minivan. See wild horses and different bird species in their natural habitat, and learn more about the region from your driver/guide. Hear all about the local culture of the Roma people and get the chance to have your fortune read. Pass the historic city of Arles and see the wild horses and bulls unique to the region roaming freely as you make your way to the coastal town of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. Get some free time to explore the town center and soak up its charms. Use the time to look inside the Romanesque fortress-church and follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims who gather yearly for a religious festival in honor of Saint Sarah.

  • From Avignon: Wild Landscapes of the Camargue

    3. From Avignon: Wild Landscapes of the Camargue

    Travel in a comfortable minivan through the wild landscapes of Camargue, listening to your guide's insightful commentary while looking out for flamingos, black bulls, and wild horses. See the local salt marshes and rice fields before visiting Pont de Gau's Ornithological Park, which hosts several species of birds including pink flamingoes all year round. Then, drive to Saintes-Maries-De-La-Mer, which is an important pilgrimage destination for traveller communities. Afterwards, you can opt for a refreshing swim in the Mediterranean Sea or a stroll along the lively streets of the village and a visit to its fortified church. You will have some free time for lunch there. Finally, visit Aigues Mortes and travel back to the Middle Ages in this wonderful fortified town, surrounded by warmly colored salt pans.

  • From Avignon: Half-Day Van Gogh & Carrières de Lumières Tour

    4. From Avignon: Half-Day Van Gogh & Carrières de Lumières Tour

    Follow in the tracks of Vincent van Gogh in Provence on this 5-hour tour. Begin in Arles, a city that fascinated the artist. Then, set off to discover the city through the history of the artist during this fascinating city tour. First, visit the monumental “Carrières de Lumières” which hosts extraordinary multimedia shows, unique in the world with Dali and Gaudi. Finish with St Paul de Mausole, the famous psychiatric hospital, where Van Gogh spent 1 very creative year.

    Whilst I enjoyed the overall tour, there was too much packed into 5 hours with no time for a lunch stop and barely time to go to the toilet. I was disappointed we only had 1 hour at carrieres des lumieres, as this only just covered the time to get in there and watch the films; no time for lunch, no time to look around, and no time to view the film about Vincent’s life. And then when we visited the hospital, the little shop was closed for the duration of our 40 min visit.

  • Marseille: The Camargue 8-Hour Guided Outing

    5. Marseille: The Camargue 8-Hour Guided Outing

    Go on a fun and insightful outing to discover Camargue's main highlights and landmarks, starting with a pick-up from your hotel in Marseille. Enjoy fantastic views of diverse landscapes, like rice fields and salt beds. See animals such as flamingos, herons, black bulls, and white horses. Learn about salt production and savor a bit of a wine tasting as you visit Manades.   

    Visit a small village named Salin-le-Giraud, a place so beautiful it inspired Van Gogh to paint "Les Chaumières Saintines." Have the option of trying some local specialties, like "les tellines", shellfish cooked with parsley and garlic.

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What people are saying about The Camargue

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 41 reviews

We had a very pleasant and exotic time. Very friendly guide. We laughed like children in the 4 * 4. My 4 year old son had a blast! To have compared to other places, great value for money.

2h super quickly passed! Driver who knows the area well and its habits and customs, in addition to knowing the birds. In this time when everything is closed, it really felt good

We really enjoyed the English-speaking tour with Paul through the Camargue. With his expert manner he gave us a great insight into the animal and plant world.

We very much enjoyed our walk. The guide was super nice and perfectly informed about the region We highly recommend this walk

A passionate guide who allowed us to learn things that we would never have known by going for a walk without a guide :)