Discover the Camargue

Explore Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

The capital of the Camargue is bordered by the Mediterranean and the ponds. Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer is a town renowned throughout the world for being a land of pilgrimage for Gypsies, but also a ground of gamesfor the curious and adventurous.

This charming town in Bouches-du-Rhône is full of stories and legends that you will not fail to discover during your stay. To learn more about this superb region, we invite you to visit the Musée des Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, located very close to our establishment.

You will also enjoy strolling through the streets of the city center, located nearby, you can visit: the fortified church and the Crypt of Saint Sarah , but also the arenas

For a more relaxing session, go to one of the beaches of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. The Plage des Arènes is located opposite Abrivado. In less than five minutes' walk, you can swim, sunbathe and relax on the sandy beach. 

Discover the Pont de Gau Ornithological Park

In the heart of the Camargue Regional Natural Park, you are invited to rub shoulders with wild fauna and flora, in their natural habitat. This is a great opportunity to photograph and observe many protected bird species such as the whiskered ibis, the glossy ibis, the greater flamingo and the marsh harrier. 

In the heart of the Pont de Gau Ornithological Park, beautiful walks will be available to you, so that you can enjoy unforgettable moments with family, friends or as a couple. 

Explore the Camargue Regional Natural Park

This vast wetland is bordered by the Mediterranean and the two arms of the Rhône. Several itineraries, for beginners as well as the more experienced, are available to explore the Camargue. During your walk, you may have the chance to observe animals in their natural habitat, but also must-see places such as the Phare de la Gacholle, the Gacholle Lighthouse, the pond of Fangassier, the marais du Vigueirat, the Camargue museum and the Maison du riz

Immersion in the heart of a manade

The Manade is an old Camargue tradition. It is a herd, of horses or bulls, free and guided by a herdsman. Some herds in the region offer you a total immersion in the heart of Camargue traditions, during a visit. Live a unique experience with a visit to a herd in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer! 

Attend Camargue races

This sport, practiced in Gard, Hérault, Bouches-du-Rhône and Vaucluse, is a tradition in the region. The goal: the participants must recover the attributes fixed on the cockade. Several competitions are organized each year: Trophée des As, Trophée des raseteurs and Trophée de l'Avenir

You are invited to the Arènes des Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, where many events are organized, such as Camargue races and equestrian shows.

Observe the Camargue differently

To explore the region in a different way, do these few activities. Indeed, our hotel-restaurant in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer is located opposite the departure of thecruise ships, where you will discover the Camargue from the sea. You can also go for a safari in the heart of the Camargue Regional Natural Park or for aride in a 2CV. Live new experiences during your stay in our family hotel in Stes Maries de la Mer.