Explore Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

The capital of the Camargue is bordered by the Mediterranean and the ponds. The city is renowned around the world for being a land of pilgrimage for Gypsies and for all visitors. This small town in Bouches-du-Rhône is full of stories and legends to discover. Stroll through the streets of the city center, near your 2-star hotel in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, to visit: the fortified church and the Crypt of Sainte Sarah or the bullring. For a more lazy moment, prefer a rest session on the Arènes beach opposite our establishment.

Pont du Gau Bird Park

In the heart of the Camargue Regional Natural Park, you are invited to rub shoulders with wild fauna in its natural state. The perfect opportunity to photograph and observe many species of protected birds. Several walking paths will be offered for unforgettable walks with family, friends or alone, take the opportunity to organize a picnic in this unusual setting. & Nbsp;

You will be able to observe species present all year round because their food is in abundance and the climate is suitable. Thus, mustache breading, ibis falcinelle, flamingo or marsh harrier share the park.

Camargue Regional Natural Park

This vast wetland is bordered by the Mediterranean and by two arms of the Rhône. Several routes, for beginners and confirmed, can be offered to you to explore the Camargue. During your journey, you may have the chance to observe animals in their natural habitat, but also, the Gacholle lighthouse, the Fangassier pond, the Vigueirat marsh, the Camargue museum or the House rice.

Discovering a manade

The manades are an ancient Camargue tradition. It is a herd, horses or bulls, free and guided by a gardian. The few manades in the area offer immersions within their establishment to discover the life and daily life of the gardians, in particular. Take advantage of your visit to our 2-star hotel in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer to immerse yourself in the Camargue tradition by visiting a manade.

Camargue races

This sport is practiced in Gard, Hérault, Bouches-du-Rhône and Vaucluse. Participants must retrieve the award-winning attributes attached to the badge. Several trophies are organized each year: Trophée des As, Trophée des Raseteurs and Trophée de l'Avenir. In the arenas of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, many events are organized, such as Camargue races or horse shows.