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From Arles: Half-Day 4x4 Camargue Safari

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.

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

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.

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

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

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. 

Aigues Mortes: Medieval Ramparts Entry Ticket

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.

Montpellier : Birdwatching by kayak in Camargue

Montpellier : Birdwatching by kayak in Camargue

Since 1996, Echappée Verte has specialised in kayak eco-tours in the Petite Camargue lagoon around Montpellier. You'll enjoy open, stable and accessible kayaks to discover a breathtaking Natura 2000 site. You'll combine kayaking with discovering the local fauna, flora and fishing techniques, with explanations from our state-certified guide. You'll meet pink flamingos, Camargue horses, herons, egrets, mullets, kingfishers...all under a sunset of pink or orange colours. The trips last 2 hours, with regular breaks to talk about the environment. No specific level of physical fitness is required. The lagoon is a maximum of one metre deep. Children should be able to swim and immerse themselves. All equipment is provided: kayak, paddle, life jacket and even a waterproof bag for your personal belongings. We also provide binoculars and landing nets to help you discover the local wildlife. Parking is available at our base. We also have toilets and picnic tables. We'll be glad to show you the sights!

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

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 Montpellier: Camargue and Salt Marshes Guided Tour

From Montpellier: Camargue and Salt Marshes Guided Tour

Enjoy an excursion to Aigues Mortes, a magnificent fortified city, classified as a Grand site Occitanie. In its downtown area, you will find a beautiful square where the famous statue of Saint Louis is located. Discover the "salins du midi" (by small train) and let yourself be seduced by the pink colors. Walk among the lakes to discover the birds of the Camargue Enjoy Saintes Maries de la mer and visit its emblematic building: its church with the statue of Saint Sara, the Black Virgin. On the way back, discover the Tour Carbonnière alone in the middle of the marshes and rice fields. This square tower of the 13th century impressed the travelers of the time. Take the beautiful stairs to enjoy a view of the whole region

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

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.

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

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.

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The Camargue trip was excellent because our guide was excellent! She was born in Arles and understood the history and culture of the area. Her expertise on the horses and bulls in the area made each stop fascinating. We came to understand their behaviors, why they lived together, how they were being trained and used by their owners, the culture of the bull fights (not like the ones in Spain), how more modern bullfights were changed, and heard stories of her own childhood in the area. Driving through the Camargue without a guide would not provide the same experience, so I highly recommend visiting, or taking a trip with someone who can interpret what you are seeing. And yes, the flamingoes were seen as well, but in May, they are not as numerous, nor as pink, but still beautiful to watch.

Sandra, our guide was amazing and her command of English was very impressive. She is really knowledgable (about the local area and the wildlife) friendly and incredibly flexible - ready to stop whenever we saw something interesting, which was frequently. We saw many horses, new born foals, black bulls and flamingoes, as well as numerous other bird species. Would definitely recommend.

As Sandra was so experienced in the Camarge, our trip was very well informed. Thank you Sandra for sharing your knowledge and culture. Kerry & Julie

Discovery of the territory and detailed explanations on the environment, history and fauna plus stories of habits and customs Enriching experience

A very full day giving one a real feeling for the Camargue. Lots of information given and all very agreeable.