Village of Saintes Maries de la Mer

Historic site and monument
  • Vue sur les toits
  • Eglise
Vue sur les toitsEglise


Make a detour to Saintes Maries de la Mer, this city "on the sand" is home to a large part of the Camargue national reserve. The access is done by crossing the landscapes of the Camargue, a change of scenery guaranteed!
The city was built by the sea, in the delta of the Rhone (Camargue delta), between the marshes and the Mediterranean. This considerably limits the cultivation of crops but was favourable for grazing. Thus, horses and bulls are undoubtedly part of the landscape and the life of the people of Saint-Etienne and are associated with festivals throughout the year.
Also, when one moves away from the historical center, one crosses on the road the "cabanes de gardian", modest residences of the gardians, the fishermen, the salt workers, the paluniers and the shepherds.
Opening period (s)All year round, daily.
General information
  • Park :
    • Park
  • Theme :
    • Subject
Services, Tours, Activities and entertainment
  • Historical patrimony :
    • Historic patrimony
    • Town / Village
Village of Saintes Maries de la Mer
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French


Free access.
Village des Saintes Maries de la Mer
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.451434
Longitude : 4.427658
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