If you have chosen Camargue for your next holiday, you have just made the perfect choice to enjoy your free time in a region that has plenty of nature, activities of all kinds, and fantastic villages reminiscent of the history of the area.
If there is one thing to visit in the Camargue, it is its Regional Natural Park, which is located next to the Rhône, one of the most important rivers in France, and on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The hydrography of this place is impressive and results in a fertile land that is the habitat of numerous animal species including pink flamingos, bulls and horses, as well as birds.
It is a destination where one can enjoy tradition, and especially fascinating for tourists who love nature, although it is certainly not the only thing to enjoy. Do you want to know which are the most outstanding places of interest?
Starting with those areas that perfectly showcase history, we begin our route through the charming villages of the Camargue.
The first stop is undoubtedly Arles, on the banks of the river. A city of great extension that has impressive natural spaces, and where the breeding of horses and bulls is an authentic tradition. From the history of Arles we would highlight the Roman remains, and especially its amphitheatre, which is one of the best preserved in France today. The Van Gogh route also starts from here.
Saintes Maries de la Mer, a very touristic town whose main activity is agriculture and bull breeding. Among the Romani people, it is one of the best-known areas because a pilgrimage is held during May to their patron saint, Saint Sarah, is celebrated.
Between these two villages is the Château d'Avignon, a spectacular château in an area of 21 hectares that you can visit.
Aigues-Mortes takes you back to medieval times as soon as you set foot in its territory, and its fortified enclosure is a wake-up call for tourists. Among the most important sites is the Carbonnière Tower. Another of the town's attractions is its salt, which comes from the Aigues-Mortes saltworks, where some guided tours are organised.
Saint Rémy de Provence and Baux de Provence are other places not to be missed, both with heritage worth admiring.
If you're travelling with children and they love nature, you'll love a trip to the Pont de Gau Ornithological Park, where you can enjoy a vast landscape full of pink flamingos and the occasional stork. A plan that will bring you closer to the tradition of the Camargue.
In Grau du Roi, as well as enjoying the village, next to the canal and with a lighthouse that offers one of the best panoramic views at sunset, you will be able to visit the Espiguette beach, as calm as it is wild and perfect for water activities.
And what better way to put an end to your visit than with a glass of wine? In this case, we recommend the wines of Sables, which are the most famous variety in this area for their quality.