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Discover Camargue, the wetlands of Provence, on this easygoing 5.5-hour afternoon tour from Aix-en-Provence. An informative guide takes you on a walking tour of Les Saintes Maries de la Mer, the coastal capital of the region with a Mediterranean flair. Spend the rest of your afternoon as you like: enjoy a horse trek through the rugged Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, swim in the sea or check out pink flamingos at the Pont de Gau Ornithological Park. Round-trip transport by air-conditioned minibus included.


  • 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 July 2016

Very good trip . Tyleen Travel driver and guide excellent . Really enjoyed the half day tour . Would have liked a couple of hours in the town of St Marie de la Mer but still a good tour

Julie D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I really enjoyed this tour, even though there was a screaming child in our car all the way back to Aix. The tour operator was very sweet and knowledgeable about the area. She even found a way for me to ride a horse for an hour while others did the sea or bird park...I really appreciated her effort! Thank you!!! I think making this an option for other going forward would be beneficial as there is a place right beside the bird sanctuary.

David E

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

David A P

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

Perhaps Aigues Mortes would be better stop than Stes. Maries de la Mer. Pont de Gau bird park is a good place to stop for an hour or more.

David P

4 star rating: Recommended September 2014

The tour was only an afternoon, I think the Camargue deserved longer. We spent an hour or so at the bird sanctuary, 2 or 3 would have been better. The driver was very pleasant and knowledgable, spoke good English and the mini-bus was first class. Value for money was good.

june r

3 star rating: Worth doing May 2015

I loved the walk through the bird park and the trip to the church

Eileen B

3 star rating: Worth doing April 2015

The Parc Naturele and the trip to the nearby town was great. Loved the flamingos.
Cedric was very pleasant company and made the tour friendly and informative.

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