A taste of nature
The Camargue is a Regional Natural Park, centred around the Rhone Delta on the border between Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon in the south of France.
The Camargue Regional Natural Park is home to an astonishing range of wildlife, including semi-wild bulls and the renowned Camargue horses, and many hundreds of species of birds. Other wildlife includes wild boars, badgers and flamingos.
sea, air and land
from 2 days to 5 days
When to travel: The Camargue Natural Park area, which includes a large UNESCO designated biosphere reserve, can be visited at any time of the year, but the best times are in the Spring and the Autumn, when the park’s wetlands are a major staging point for hundreds of thousands of migrating birds. The Camargue is a great stopping point during your coastal cruise any time of the year.
- trails and horse riding through the bird refuge at Domaine de la Palissade
- views across the Camargue from the 18th century Tour Saint Louis
- Ornithology park at Pont de Gau (near Sainte-Maries-de-la-Mer), to see birds including flamingoes
- the coastal trails around the la Gochelle lighthouse
- see the famous wild horses of the region or the semi-wild bulls
The western part between Le Grau du Roi and Saintes Maries de la Mer is the most touristic area. In summer, the seaside resorts of Grau du Roi and Port Camargue attract great crowds. The beaches are family-oriented and easy to access. Those who love solitude will go to Espiguette Beach, which for many is the best beach in Camargue. Saintes Maries de la Mer is the symbol of Camargue with small-whitewashed houses, horses, bulls and rice fields. It is a very touristic place but the coastline is remarkable with the beginning of the Gulf of Beauduc. Then, there is Arles. The wildest and most beautiful beaches in Camargue are located there (around Salin de Giraud). The beaches stretch to infinity in the middle of ponds and salt marshes.
Come visit the wetlands of the Camargue with a Delta Group Charter and enjoy the flamingos, lovely beaches, and unique wildlife.