La Camargue, a coastal treasure full of beautiful wildlife.
Camargue is certainly a worthwhile region to explore! It is a one-of-a-kind place in France divided between the land and the sea. Covered in ponds and salt marshes, this region is home to wild fauna, including: pink flamingos, wild white horses, black bulls, and many more. Attracting cyclists, hikers, and horseback riding fans; there are numerous choices for you to discover this region that is full of life!
HOW TO GET THERE
Located on the Mediterranean coast, Camargue is vast. Paved with numerous country roads, lakes, and canals; we recommend driving there either by car or an RV. It is the most cost-effective and quickest solution if there are at least two travelers.
If you prefer the train, the fastest route would be Paris-Arles which is a four-hour train ride, however, from Arles to Camargue, you will need to rent a car.
The Camargue region will not disappoint you in landscapes, since every inch of it is guaranteed to amaze you. Nevertheless, here are the three things you must see.
Parc Naturel Régional de Camargue
Mas de la Capelière - c134, Route de Fielouse, 13200 Arles
Did you know the pink flamingo owes its color to a shrimp specie named “Artemia Salina” which they eat? Come and discover the numerous wildlife that inhabit this region, including: the 276 bird species. A true safe haven for the animals, this park covers more than 13,000 hectares and is one of the largest wetlands reserves in Europe. Created in 1927, this reserve has the power to make you feel as though you are alone in the world while being at the heart of nature. We suggest coming at the end of the summer as more than 34,000 pink flamingos reside there.
Plage de l’Espiguette
Route de l'Espiguette, 30240 Le Grau du Roi
Alert to wilderness lovers!!
Picture this: endless white sand in harmony with the crashing blue waves. A true postcard! The Espiguette Beach is located near the little town of Grau du Roi. It is the wildest beach in the Gard department and extends over 18 km. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in France. Devoid of tourists, it resembles a desert due to its white palette and tall dunes. Since the beach is a protected site, there are no buildings, roads or shops which enhances its allure. The wild setting is the perfect place to go kitesurfing, horseback riding or simply walking. We guarantee an escape and a change of scenery!
Manade Jullian, or a bull farm
Mas Saint Pierre, route d’Aigues-Mortes 30220 Aigues-Mortes
You cannot come to Camargue and not visit a bull farm. Built in 1978, the Jullian bull farm is another great way to discover the wildlife of this region. On the itinerary: a unique experience! The “cowboys” are deeply passionate and do not hesitate to answer your questions. They offer a range of activities to unveil the Camargue traditions. There are two options in order to visit the bulls: a simple carriage-drawn ride in the middle of the herd, or a carriage tour, as well as a herd gathering demonstration. After this experience, you can enjoy a meal in their restaurant overlooking the bulls.
Explore and learn about these magnificent Camargue creatures in complete safety.