La Camargue

La Camargue

Between land and sea

1 hour from Cavaillon

The Camargue is a territory at the confluence of the Gard and the Bouches-du-Rhône, the Languedoc and the Provence, the Rhône and the mediterranean sea. Land of water and light, the Camargue is the Rhône delta. During the XIXth century, the decision was taken to contain the 2 branches of the Rhône and to build a dam to protect the area from the assaults of the mediterranean sea. This wild land offers a wide variety of natural environments.

At the north of the delta, the “dry Camargue”, dedicated to agriculture, especially rice-growing. At the center : the Vaccarès pond, migratory birds natural reserve. And at the south, a swampy and wild universe. Finally, at the south-west, you’ll find some salt marshes.

A multi-faceted region

The Camargue is a land of passion and tradition. It is a paradise for many animal and plant species. You will be surrounded by bulls, horses, birds and flamingos, a symbol of the region.

Some fine sand, some dunes, a lot of space for your towel… You will enjoy 75 kms of beaches in a preserved environment in Beauduc, Piemanson, Espiguette and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.

Hiking or horse riding across sea and ponds, tourist road, water activities or sunbathing on the beach, you will be spoilt for choice!