Want a change of scenery and discover a magnificent nature reserve, where you can see flamingos,
bulls, but also wild horses? Do not wait any longer and come visit the beautiful Camargue which is only
an hour's drive from Martigues.
Let yourself be tempted, for a few hours or a day, by this place of unconditional charm ...
The Camargue is first and foremost an exceptional regional natural park, known for its wild side, and also for this unique link
that maintains nature with humans. To fully enjoy the treasures that this territory offers, there are many circuits
who will conquer the heart of every passer-by. Partially extending over the municipalities of Arles and Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône
and entirely on Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, the diversity of landscapes encountered during the many trails
will appeal to both hikers and experts alike! Vines, marshes, beaches, ponds, sansouïres and salt marshes,
there is something for everyone ... Finally, the unusual villages are also an integral part of the Camargue decor
and their charm will not leave anyone indifferent. The most famous remains that of Saintes-Marie-de-la-Mer
which promises a total change of scenery, between sea and marsh.
Another way to explore these magnificent landscapes is by bike riding. This fun activity is possible thanks to the different
existing circuits and the significant presence of service providers on Camargue lands. This is an activity
very popular in the surroundings since it is synonymous with more eco-responsible tourism, meeting the objectives of the Natural Park.
Finally, to discover the varied natural heritage of the Camargue in a different way, guided tours are organized.
This is a great way to observe animals, but also flora and fauna, which are proof of the richness
of Camargue biodiversity. It is also possible to explore this unique territory in a fun way:
on a donkey's step, on horseback or aboard a small tourist train.
To learn more about the cultural and natural heritage, must-see sites
in the heart of this territory are to visit absolutely! The diversity of these symbols of Camargue history
is impressive: museums (Camargue museum, nature and hunting center, Crau ecomuseum,
retromuseum), churches, chapels, abbeys, monasteries, farmhouses, arenas, mansions, but also statues;
it is a real immersion in the past and the traditions of these lands. Finally, do not miss to visit
unmissable natural sites, such as the ornithological park of Pont de Gau, the national nature reserve
from the Vigueirat Marshes, the Palissade area, and even the herds.
Only 60 km from Martigues, a completely different Provençal setting awaits you,
but whose charm cannot leave anyone indifferent. The Camargue is waiting for you!