Tourism in the Camargue: nature, traditions and sport
Formed by the Rhône delta, the Camargue is located in the departments of the Gard and the Bouches-du-Rhône and covers an area of 1,400,000 hectares. Vast expanses of wilderness, hosted by the Camargue Regional Natural Park, the landscapes are superbly revealed through rice fields, salt marshes, swamps and ponds, habitat of an exceptional varied fauna. optional. Favorite site for birds at the Pont de Gau ornithological park: flamingos, little dukes, sea swallows, herons, stilts ..., it is also the territory of the famous Camargue horses and bulls.
In this prestigious setting, many towns and villages of character are revealed: Arles, Roman city of Art and History, Aigues-Mortes and its medieval fortress, Grau du Roi, a charming maritime city, or even Saintes-Maries -de-la-Mer, place of gypsy pilgrimage and seaside resort.
On the coast, you will find many beaches and resorts with a particularity: 10 kms of sand, like endless ... Espiguette beach in Grau du Roi is unique in Europe. For children, the Grau du Roi Seaquarium, facing the beach, is a must. Italian ice cream too.
Also enjoy the seaside and the many sporting activities: water skiing, windsurfing, jet skiing, sailing, fishing, scuba diving at Grau du Roi or at La Grande Motte.