Museum of the Camargue

Museum Sciences and technology, Environment Ethnology Local tradition
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Presentation

Between Arles and Saintes Maries de la Mer, in the middle of the Camargue, the museum is a real gateway to the discovery of this vast territory.
The island of Camargue, between the Rhône and the Mediterranean, has an exceptional environment, the result of the meeting of fresh and salt water and the human activities that have developed there. The Parc de Camargue aims to protect and bring to life this natural, cultural and human heritage in order to build the future of this territory.

A museum
It is at the Mas du Pont de Rousty that the Natural Park has installed the Camargue Museum, a showcase for the territory. Renovated in 2013, with a view to sustainable development, the sheepfold, under its original framework, offers an immersion in the Camargue of yesterday and today with the permanent exhibition "The thread of water, the thread of time".
Historical pieces, interactive, playful and sound installations, videos and contemporary works of art invite young and old to surf between past, present and future, far from the clichés conveyed.

An extension
In 2019, the Musée de la Camargue has been extended to provide a larger reception area, a temporary exhibition room and new services for its visitors.

A trail
The experience can be extended thanks to the path that runs along the canal and rice fields to the marshes, passing by the gardian's hut. (3.5 km. Free access 7 days a week)

A cultural programme
All year round, shows, screenings, meetings, debates and thematic visits to the museum or the Park territory offer a fun and different approach to Camargue culture.

Artistic trails
At the start of the trail, a work by Tadashi Kawamata, Horizons, invites you to reflect on the issues surrounding water in the Rhône delta.
On the Park's territory, the Water Paths route invites you to leave the beaten track to see the Camargue in a different way with Tadashi Kawamata's installations, Décise, on the banks of the Grand Rhône in Arles and Escale at the Grande Montlong pumping station.
Accessible for disabled
Opening period (s)From 01/04 to 30/09, daily between 9 am and 5.30 pm.
Closed exceptionally on May 1st.

From 01/10 to 31/03, daily between 10 am and 5 pm.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.
Open every day from 10am to 5pm except on 25/12, 1/01 and weekends from November to January except during school holidays.
Labels
  • categories :
    • Musée de France
General information
  • Parking :
    • Coach parking
  • Client profile :
    • Groups
    • Home school groups
  • Tour language(s) :
    • French
    • English
  • Visits :
    • Average individual visit length (minutes) : 90
    • you can visit it
    • Average group visit length (minutes) : 60
  • Services :
    • Pets welcome
  • Information panel language(s) :
    • French
    • German
    • English
    • Dutch
  • Park :
    • Park
Services, Tours, Activities and entertainment
  • Individual tour services :
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
    • Guided individual tours on request
  • Group tour services :
    • Guided group tours obligatory
Accessibility
  • "Tourism & Disability" Certification :
    • Mental disability
    • Physical disability
    • Visual disability
    • Hearing disability
Contact
Museum of the Camargue
RD 570
Mas du Pont de Rousty
13200
Arles
mail / message
Phone : +33 4 90 97 10 82
Fax : +33 4 90 97 19 20
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  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French

Tarifs

Full price: 7 €
Reduced price: 4 € (young people aged 10 to 18, students, over 65, groups of 10 or more).

Free entry for children < 10 years.

Free of charge: -10 years old, -18 years old on a school visit, disabled persons and their companion, job seekers, journalists, teachers, ICOM members... Free of charge on the first Sunday of the month.
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Musée de la Camargue
RD 570
Mas du Pont de Rousty
13200
Arles
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.624007
Longitude : 4.528127