Camargue Ornithological Park
It’s impossible not to talk about Saintes Maries de la Mer without introducing its PONT DE GAU ORNITHOLOGICAL PARK. It invites you to share the intimacy of wildlife in a natural environment of 60 hectares. Everything has been designed to facilitate the observation of several hundred pink flamingos, herons, storks, egrets and other small wading birds.
Discovery of a bull breeding
Camargue horses are emblematic. The bulls are no less! Go to Manade des Baumelles, meet a bull breeder. He will introduce you to his profession, his passion... You will explore the estate in a towed cart, and share, if you wish, a typical Camargue meal.
Aigues-Mortes and its salt marshes
About 30 km from our 3-star hotels in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Aigues-Mortes is one of the must-sees for your stay in the Camargue. This perfectly preserved medieval town gives the impression that time has stood still there. From the top of its fortifications, you will benefit from an exceptional view of the salt flats.
Camargue Regional Natural Park
Wild expanses where horses and bulls roam freely, stretches of water as far as the eye can see, salt marshes, rice fields, towns and villages full of character, beaches still preserved from any urbanization... You are in the heart of the park regional natural environment of the Camargue where nature is queen. During your stay in our hotel in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer you have the opportunity to completely disconnect from your daily life and recharge your batteries. The Camargue is not just a poster or postcard setting. The Camargue is something to be experienced. Many of our clients come from nearby towns... even for them the change of scenery is total..
When it comes to beaches, you have the choice. The town of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer is home to a few beaches that are worth a detour. On 10 km of coastline, you have the choice between public beaches, private beaches, and slightly quieter beaches... especially in summer. If you like the wild side, a few kilometers from our hotel complex, Beauduc beach is for you. Difficult to access by a track, once reached it offers a setting free from any visual pollution. It is a very popular spot for kite surfers.
By staying at the Auberge Camarguaise, you are in the immediate vicinity of the center of the historic village of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. The capital of Camargue, a major place of pilgrimage, is built around its magnificent church. Home to gypsies, the town attracts with its folkloric, colorful and spiritual atmosphere.
By 4x4, by Segway, or on horseback?
Your hotel has listed leisure ideas for you to discover the Camargue other than by car or on foot. It's hard to miss a ride on horseback, in a canoe or by boat... For enthusiasts, 4x4 excursions are possible. More original, the sand yacht, the horse-drawn carriage, the Segway or the tandem. There is something for every taste !