The Camargue, south of France, offers a unique landscape of marshes, salt flats, rice fields, and wildlife. It's a natural reserve with the largest population of flamingos in Europe and bears the name of its origin species, including white horses and bulls.
Aigues Mortes, a medieval city founded by Saint-Louis, is a well-preserved fortress with watchtowers, gates, and stairways. Its historical value blends with contemporary vitality.
Visit Camargue National Park to see its famous pink flamingos. Best spots to see them include Ornithological Park and Étang du Fangassier's artificial island. Bring binoculars.
How To Get To The Flamingo Area
To reach the flamingos, take D36c out of Salin des Giraud. Consider dirt roads and climate. Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer also offers lagoon drives. Consult Tourist Office or rent a bicycle.
What Time Of The Year Do Flamingos Come To The Camargue?
15,000 pairs of flamingos come to Camargue from April to September for breeding, making it the best time to visit.
The white horses of Camargue are a part of the landscape for thousands of years, friendly and ideal for horseback riding.
Over 300 bird species breed in the region. Ornithological Park of Pont de Gau is an ideal place to witness the variety of flora and fauna. Entrance tickets cost about 7.5 euros, and guided tours cost 11 euros.
The Camargue is a fascinating place to explore, with its unique flora and fauna, stunning landscapes, and rich cultural heritage.
Small studios start at 45 euros, allowing independence with no schedule constraints for meals and sleep.
Hotels from 50 euros incl. breakfast and parking depending on the place. Plus, dedicated tourist services for peace of mind.
Camargue bulls, a bovine breed, are used for bullfighting games that don't involve killing the animal. Competitions involve catching attributes on the bull's horns or forehead.
A historical city in Camargue, is associated with the landing of the Three Marys and Christianity's spread in France.
– Touring Camargue by car is a highly recommended option due to the proximity of the points of interest in the region.
– It allows you to visit nearby towns like Arles and Saint Rémy en Provence, which is ideal for art lovers.