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From Arles: Half-Day 4x4 Camargue Safari

1. From Arles: Half-Day 4x4 Camargue Safari

Discover Camargue Natural Regional Park on an exciting 4x4 excursion with an experienced guide. See native wildlife like horses, bulls, and flamingos and stop in the charming village of Saintes Maries de la Mer. Meet your guide and embark on this incredible half-day 4 x 4 tour. Located between the arms of the Rhône River, the Camargue is a wind-swept land made of salt and water. Birds have made it their safe haven and people have managed to intermingle with biodiversity in this unique place, breeding bulls and horses, as well as developing the rice culture.   Camargue manages to seduce with its breathtaking landscapes and doesn't fail to impress. This territory, where water and alluvium, ponds, marshes and land all mix, has been the base of exceptionally rich human history. Discover the ponds and marshes, home to pink flamingos and many other birds. You will be welcomed on  private land to admire the famous Camargue bulls and horses. Discover the heart of the Camargue Natural Regional Park and learn about its nature and history from your guide.

Camargue: Half-Day 4x4 Guided Safari Adventure

2. Camargue: Half-Day 4x4 Guided Safari Adventure

Explore Camargue, France, on a guided safari adventure tour aboard a 4x4 with an open roof view. Visit authentic landscapes including the rice fields and ponds of a local marsh. See Camargue horses and bulls and marvel at the flight of flamingos. Plus, taste local foods and wines. Meet at the designated meeting point in Camargue, board the 4x4, and stop at a breeding ranch to experience Camargue's animals, including its horses and bulls. Then, explore the middle of the marsh of the old Vistres. Travel through the rice fields and along the ponds and canals. Get a chance to see flamingos and other wildlife. Then, transport to another time while stopping at the heart of the medieval city of Aigues-Mortes. During the tour, enjoy a gourmet break at the Mas du Notaire, where the tour turns from sight to taste. Take part in a wine tasting and enjoy local foods and drinks (PDO bull saucisson, fougasses, fruit juices, etc.). End the tour on a full stomach as you're dropped off back at your accommodation.

Camargue: Safari from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

3. Camargue: Safari from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer

Depart from the Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and head out on a 2-hour safari around the scenic Camargue, southern France. Headed by a designated driver and guide, your group will discover the blossoming flora and fauna unique to this bucolic region.  See the famous white Camargue horses roaming freely in the fields from the heights of the convertible 4x4 motor. Snap shots of flamingos and different bird species flying around the edge of the ponds and bodies of water found in this serene area while listening to the story of the Camargue.  Travel to a bull farm where you will encounter black bulls and learn about the bull farming life from your informative guide.

La Grande Motte: Camargue Sunset Catamaran Tour with a Drink

4. La Grande Motte: Camargue Sunset Catamaran Tour with a Drink

Experience the beauty of of Camargue at sunset with a drink in hand on this cruise from La Grande Motte. Choose from a tasty cocktail or a soft drink.  Hop aboard a comfortable and eco-friendly boat at the Charles-de-Gaulle quay in La Grande Motte. Take in views of the city in the evening glow, as you cruise out to the unique landscapes of the Camargue area.  Admire the brilliant colors of the sunset in this area. After enjoying the sunset, return to La Grande Motte and enjoy views of the city while it is illuminated for the evening. 

La Grande Motte: Le Grau-du-Roi Bay Catamaran Cruise

5. La Grande Motte: Le Grau-du-Roi Bay Catamaran Cruise

Soak up the charm of Camargue from the water on this tour from La Grande Motte. Relax onboard a spacious and comfortable catamaran that is captained by an experienced skipper. Embark on this unique adventure from the pier in La Grande Motte. Feel the wind in your hair as you cruise in the splendid Bay of Aigues Mortes. Uncover the hidden treasures of this magnificent region with the help of your skipper.  Have the option of partaking in à la carte drinks and tapas as you take in sweeping views of this dynamic region comprised of reed beds, salt marches, and sandy beaches. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour.

Aigues Mortes: Medieval Ramparts Entry Ticket

6. Aigues Mortes: Medieval Ramparts Entry Ticket

Step back in time and discover the thrilling world of medieval France at the Aigues Mortes Ramparts. With their use dating back to 1278, the ramparts stand as a historical record of architectural strategies used in medieval warfare, as well as the centuries-long struggle between Catholics and Protestants. Built to protect the Mediterranean port of Aigues Mortes, the fortifications comprise 20 towers and nearly a mile of stone wall. Amble past the multiple entrances to the wall, including the Gardette Door, and gaze up at the Tower of Constance, one of the most well-preserved examples of medieval towers — used in the 19th century as a prison for Protestant dissidents. Keep your eyes peeled for traces of the projectiles fired at the ramparts during the many conflicts that occurred along the walls, each a priceless account of over 700 years of French military history.

Camargue: Guided Electric Bike Tour

7. Camargue: Guided Electric Bike Tour

Explore Camargue, France, on this guided electric bike tour. Immerse yourself in the heart of authentic landscapes and make unexpected discoveries. Marvel at local landscapes, see Camargue horses and bulls, and enjoy local foods and wines. See Camargue animals while visiting a breeding ranch. Watch the herds of Camargue horses and bulls. Later, get a chance to see pink flamingos and other wildlife along the tour route. Afterwards, enjoy a gourmet break at the Mas du Notaire, where the tour turns from sight to taste. Take part in a wine tasting and enjoy local foods and drinks (PDO bull saucisson, fougasses, fruit juices, etc.). End the tour with a full stomach.

From Avignon: Camargue Tour with Pont de Gau Bird Park Entry

8. From Avignon: Camargue Tour with Pont de Gau Bird Park Entry

After a 1-hour drive through rice fields and brackish ponds, during which your tour guide will introduce you to the peculiarities of the Camargue, you will be dropped off at the beautiful Bird Park of Pont de Gau (admission ticket included). Created by a family of nature lovers in 1949, the Bird Park is situated in the heart of the regional nature park of the Camargue, which is how we call the delta of the Rhône river. There's no better place to observe the iconic bird of the region. An easy walk along marshes and ponds, following a well-signed footpath, will allow you to get very close to pink flamingos, that cohabit here with hundreds of other bird species. The Camargue is also a country of traditions and history! Meet your driver again and head to the charming coastal town of Saintes Maries de la Mer. Discover the legend that led to the construction of the impressive fortified church Our Lady from the Sea, known in France for the celebrations it holds for each Mary's feast, in May and October. The feast held in May draws large numbers of Roma Catholics to the town for a week. They come here to worship the relics of Sarah, their patron saint. Don't miss a visit to the interiors of the church, dating back to the beginning of the 11th century, and enjoy a panoramic view from the sentry walk on the roof (4€/adult). Afterwards head to the beach, where you can go for a relaxing walk along the promenade, where reproductions of Van Gogh's paintings are exhibited, or for a swim in the Mediterranean Sea. Don't forget to taste some local specialties, like seafood, bull meat and rice (lunch not included). After lunch, meet your guide again and continue the journey through wild landscapes and picturesque farms, ranches and salt marshes. Your tour guide will stop along the way to observe and photograph Camargue horses and bulls. These animals are a fundamental element of the region's culture, where it is not unusal to come across a bull race or a folklore event involving horses. Before getting back to Avignon, discover Aigues Mortes, one of the highlights of the region, a wonderfully preserved walled city dating back in the 13th century. Funded by King Louis IX in 1240 as a starting base for the Crusades, Aigues Mortes comes out from nowhere among salt pans and rice fields. Its massive rampart shelters narrow paved streets and small squares, where you can do some shopping and taste delicious local desserts. You can also opt for a walk on the sentry walk atop the rampart, which is the best way to spot the neighboring salt marshes.

From Avignon: Half-Day Van Gogh & Carrières de Lumières Tour

9. From Avignon: Half-Day Van Gogh & Carrières de Lumières Tour

Follow in the tracks of Vincent van Gogh in Provence on this 5-hour tour. Begin in Arles, a city that fascinated the artist. Then, set off to discover the city through the history of the artist during this fascinating city tour. First, visit the monumental “Carrières de Lumières” which hosts extraordinary multimedia shows, unique in the world with Dali and Gaudi. Finish with St Paul de Mausole, the famous psychiatric hospital, where Van Gogh spent 1 very creative year.

From Marseille: Saint Rémy de Provence, Les Baux and Arles

10. From Marseille: Saint Rémy de Provence, Les Baux and Arles

Visit Saint Rémy de Provence, picturesque and relaxing Provencal town. Photo stop at the Roman monuments «Les Antiques». Possibility to visit the recreation of Van Gogh's bedroom in Saint-Paul de Mausole. Enjoy the weekly market on Wednesdays. Free time in Les Baux de Provence, medieval fortress located on a rocky spur in the Alpilles region. Stroll in the foot steps of Van Gogh in Arles : discover the places which inspired him in his work. The city is also famous for its Roman heritage. The weekly market is on Saturday morning : Arles is definitely a must-see ! Lunch on your own during the day. NB : On certain days, a quick drive through Aix en Provence to pick up and drop off passengers may be included.

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Johannes was the perfect guide to show us different places in Camargue. Not only did we see horses, buffalos and flamingos, he also took us to a local town where we enjoyed some local food! Couldn‘t recommend this tour more!

Olivier was our guide and he did a good job explaining about the culturaland animals. And also we got a lot of information regarding the local history of the farms in the area. We recommended him warmly.

Really excellent introduction to the Camargue. Our guide shared his obvious love for the area with us, taking us to places we'd never have discovered on our own. Highly recommended.

We spent an excellent afternoon in the company of a guide who is passionate about his region. this allows you to discover places not accessible without 4*4. I highly recommend.

Claudio has been an amazing, funny and caring guide