Visitors to Provence understandably concentrate on Avignon, Arles, and the charming towns, villages and vineyards in the region. And if you stick to that, you'll have a great time! But just as understandable is that while beautiful, these towns can all seem to blend together after a while. If that's the case, then you should head to the Camargue.

Located in the southwest corner of Provence, the Camargue is a stretch of wetlands that also include salt fields and rice paddies as well as vineyards. The main town and jumping-off point for exploring the Camargue is Aigues-Mortes, a medieval walled town that is a great lunchtime spot – and you'll want to fuel up, as the Camargue is largely untouched. 

Although it is protected land, there are pockets of population that tend to the lands and work hard to protect its pristine geographical features. These include the famous wild horses of the Camargue, white horses largely allowed to roam free, although French cowboys – yes, there are French cowboys – have trained the horses to rustle the bulls used for Spanish bull fights. Also notable are the flamingoes, rare in Europe but plentiful here. 

Hikers, birders, cyclists, and nature lovers will enjoy a day spent in the Camargue. It offers a unique view of just what makes France so addictive to those who have visited again and again!

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Small-Group Arles, Camargue and Aigues-Mortes Day Trip from Avignon

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Uncover ancient history and diverse wildlife on this small-group day trip from Avignon to Aigues-Mortes, Camargue and Arles. Wander the cobbled streets of ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.56

Camargue Tour from Aix-en-Provence

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Explore the wild and wonderful Camargue region in Provence on this half-day trip from Aix! After a walking tour of its pretty coastal capital, Les Saintes ...  Read more

Location: Aix-en-Provence, France
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $68.49

Camargue and Les Saintes Maries de la Mer Tour from Avignon

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Discover the secrets of the Camargue National Park, located south of Avignon. See the Vaccarès Pond, the Ornithological Park and the town of Les Saintes ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.31

Private Provence Tour: la Camargue, Les-Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and Aigues-Mortes

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Reviews

Discover beautiful scenery and medieval history around Provence on this 9-hour private tour through the Camargue region. Follow your private guide on a tour of ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.62

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