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  • Location: Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Duration:  6 hours (approx.)
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 Maries de la Mer, how you spend the rest of the afternoon is up to you! Bring a bathing suit for a swim in the sea, or choose from one of two optional activities (own expense): visit Pont de Gau Ornithological Park to see the region’s pink flamingos, or enjoy a horse trek through the rugged Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue.

Highlights

  • Half-day trip from Aix to the Camargue, the gorgeous wetlands of Provence
  • Learn about the Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue and its protected flora and fauna from your guide
  • Stop in the seaside town of Les Saintes Maries de la Mer for a walking tour
  • Visit Église des Saintes Maries and learn about Ste Sarah, the town’s patron saint
  • Choose from two optional activities if you wish: visit Pont de Gau Ornithological Park or enjoy a Camargue horse ride
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus

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What You Can Expect

Camargue Tour from Aix-en-Provence

The town of Saintes Maries de la Mer

Leave central Aix-en-Provence, and travel west, passing through the Roman town of Arles, toward the Camargue. A rugged stretch of wild wetlands, the area is officially known as Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue – a protected site to conserve its rich abundance of flora and fauna.

Look out for black bulls and wild horses roaming freely as you head away from the beaten Provencal tourist trail, and then stop in the pretty coastal town of Les Saintes Maries de la Mer. Explore this sleepy capital of the Camargue on a walking tour with your guide, soaking up its uniquely Mediterranean ambiance, illustrated by its white-washed houses and paella cooking on the streets. Head inside the town’s medieval church – Église des Saintes Maries – and hear about Ste Sarah, the town’s much revered patron saint.

After your walking tour, enjoy some free time to do as much (or as little!) as you like. Bring your bathing suit and go for a swim in the sea, or arrange to do one of two optional activities with your guide (own expense). Either visit Pont de Gau Ornithological Park to see the region’s famous pink flamingos, or venture out on a horse ride through the Camarague’s marshes or along the beach. Experience isn’t necessary – simply join a trek that’s suited to your ability.

Meet your guide at the pre-arranged time, and return to Aix in the comfort of your air-conditioned minibus. Your tour finishes in the early evening at the start point.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Very nice tour indeed. A wonderful guide, a pleasant drive, splendid scenery and interesting sights, including a church with St. Sarah, who seems to be the patron saint of the Gypsies (her relics were on display.)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Both Stes-Maries-de-la-Mer and Parc Ortnithologique de Pont de Gau were so lovely. If time allows I would recommend to stay longer at the parc

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